Posada de los Raqueros

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From garden to house

We arrive at the Posada (http://www.raqueros.com/accommodations/location-and-grounds/) at 15:00, just in time for beer and a swim.
The little pieces of land between the road and the see, are blooming and beautiful.
We are outside of the tourist season, but the weather is nice and the sea is good. I guess the season -Nov to Febr.- is for northerlings that are fleeing the cold from winter:)
Opposite the road the development is not going so fast (read: got stuck) and forrest is taking back land that it lost to new owners.
We see some smoke in the distance from fires: farmers clearing bush to plant crops (I will not make a western hemispheric political statement here. These farmers need this land to survive. So just as I am not killing bugs here, or whatever animals, to not break the equalibrium of nature, I think this is something that Mexico may take care of, all in good time)

The sea is wild on this side.

The house, almost no walls
Big breakers are rolling in. The water is cold enough to cool your body and warm enough to be comfortable -we should have that in Holland!!

When I am sitting on a chair on the beach, I see this crazy bugs moving, no they are shells, no they are hermit crabs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermit_crab), hundreds of them!
The forrest may be tamed, but the shore really isn't. Iguana's live in the garden, gecko's live in the house, hummingbirds are in the trees, turtoises lay their eggs in the sand of the beach and bats are flying around after sunset.
This is nature still in this part not so long ago culturised.

We are in Troncones for a family gathering (of the American relatives from my wife's side), people almost unknown to me (us!).
We have to get acuainted with all the new names and faces (all lovely people, not because they are family) and to the way things go in this beautiful country.

In the evening (it is custumary that) we sit at the beach to watch the sunset. There is almost no wind, and though the sky is beautiful, the clouds prevent us from seing the sun set. Soon it is dark (with us it is still light untill 22:30 end of June) and we go to bed early.

Both of us recall the trip so far. No trip has gone as smooth as this one.

huibdos says:
Only for this Scottish guy, I will explain that after parking the car, my first beer didn't come one minute to early.
I know, it must be difficult, if not impossible to understand for people who are living in a country where it is raining all the time, where thirst is quenched just by looking up and keeping your mouth open - and you will be opening your mouth automatically, as your nose is blocked by water-, that travelling in a dry and hot country makes your throat coarse as a sandy beach (no, not Irvine as that is always wet, I mean like the dry sand on a tropical island) that only can be remedied by drinking that god given golden liquid (with it's roots in Pilsen) a bottle straight from the refrigerater (at the posada 4 different brands, don't choose, just take one) in one gulp down (where it will be waiting for it's brother)
Posted on: Aug 02, 2010
Dr_Seuss says:
Sounds more like a visit to a zoo :D 15:00 = just in time for a beer :O When did the bar close 15:30 ? ;)
Posted on: Jul 24, 2010
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From garden to house
From garden to house
The house, almost no walls
The house, almost no walls
Looking through the house into the…
Looking through the house into th…
Part of our beach
Part of 'our' beach
Sitting in an English garden waiti…
Sitting in an English garden wait…
A hermit crab coming out:) They wi…
A hermit crab coming out:) They w…
Manzanillo bay, our view
Manzanillo bay, our view
When waves clap, they rise above y…
When waves clap, they rise above …
Lovely sea, nice waves
Lovely sea, nice waves
Sun setting
Sun setting
Through garden to beach
Through garden to beach
Climbing Iguana
Climbing Iguana
Lighting the BBQ
Lighting the BBQ
FOOD!
FOOD!
Hermit crabs at the Manzanillo ba…
Troncones
photo by: huibdos