Timo is up at 07:00, is sitting on the balcony and writes and is watching birds. He has fun, while Eef is still sleeping. At about 8 she wakes up too and we get ready for breakfast. Breakfast is good, buffet and they also prepare eggs on the fly. Timo has not taken an egg, but that will not be long anymore. We start our day by making plans. We plan some things and also try to free some time to see Yvonne and Davy. Plan is – if Arke doesn’t change it: today snorkeling at Playa Zaragoza, Sunday to Yvonne and Davy, Monday and Tuesday we will rent a car, Wednesday: Los Roques. Thursday will be a day to chill, Friday and Monday we will go diving at Los Frailes, Saturday a boattrip to La Isla de Coche, Sunday Yvonne and Davy again and on Tuesday we will be watching dolphins at Cubagua.
When we count all of the costs it will be about 900 Euro, especially because of Los Roques. We drink a coffee and prepare to go to the snorkeling spot. When we start this, dark clouds are coming and it starts to rain. And not normal rain, it’s almost a flood. And after 30 minutes it’s finished. Timo take the bag pack and we go to the beach. First to the bus stop and the market place. The bus does not go to Pedrogonzalez and Eef can’t find nice slippers to wear on the market, so we look for a taxi. When we’re back at the road of our hotel, the wind starts to blow again and it starts to rain again. We seek shelter under the roof of a supermarket for about 20 minutes and then think that snorkeling will not be a good idea today. We walk along the coast road, that is now an open river and hope to see the beach bar of the hotel.
Swimming in the water, swimming in the pool
We don’t see anything, but actually we don’t really know what we’re looking for. We walk until there is nothing to see and then return via the beach. It is very beautiful; we walk under palm trees and have view over the sea and a small rocky island. An the trip we don’t see an indication of Las Palmeras, so we don’t drink anything at the beach bar and decide immediately we won’t be snorkeling today, so we go back to the hotel. A few Polars, a quick dive in the pool and then the rain starts again. Good we decided not to go snorkeling, because how we would have looked like, the cameras and stuff. It is already 14:00 and we eat something in the restaurant. Today we keep it healthy and eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. After lunch we rest on the sunbeds, but we need to find another option, because at 16:00 we see we are getting sun burnt. Out of the sun and do something else. It seems the sun burns that much you’ll be sun burnt even in the shade. We try to do a walk and exploration along the main road, but that is way too busy and dangerous. We return immediately to the hotel and drink Polar on the balcony, write postal cards and our diary. Then that is done. Eef had bought during our walk postal cards and we can almost send al of them. We rest a bit and make sure we’re at the reception at 18:30 to book some excursions. We wait a bit with a caipiriña and the hostess Ira arrives soon. We need to change our plans, because Monday and Tuesday we can’t rent a car. At the moment it will be: Monday dive at Los Frailes, Tuesday rent a car, Wednesday Los Roques and Thursday a car again. Those things are already done and we book it. The details of the car need to be done with the rental company. And tomorrow we will need to see Davy and Yvonne to be able to arrange things the rest of the week. On the planning we also have Coche another two dives and Cubagua. If Yvonne and Davy do this with us, we don’t have to make arrangements ourselves. We’ll see. We ask some more questions on the hour difference and some extra info: today the time changes here: 03:00 becomes 02:30. Phone and internet we should use on the other side of the road. Then we’re done and it is time to drink and eat something. Today it is BBQ. We take vegetables (cold and warm) and go outside next to the pool to get our meat. For us it’s chicken. It tastes very good and we drink something fresh with it. We want to avoid that we have too much alcohol, so now it’s cola and water. Then we go to the bar and drink something and a Margariteño prepares everything for Karaoke. We quickly take a caipiriña and sit on the terrace with view on the pool and drink. From this side it’s OK, not too much noise and we can see it all. We stay up till 22:15 and then try to sleep with the singing on the background. We manage quite well.
Santa Claus is coming