2.25.10 - 3.4.10 80 °F
Our Las Gatas trip was most enjoyable this year. First, we only went once which is unusual, and we didn't walk because we wanted to get there early. We were among the first to arrive.
We picked our spot at Arnoldo's, and being the first guests we had a table in the seating area under the palapa roof, a table and chairs with an umbrella on the sand, and two of the coveted reclining chairs nearest the water... Our waiter, Chay, didn't ask for $$ to reserve the chairs, etc., even after we ordered only diet cokes and told him we didn't know how long we'd stay. That was nice. I checked out the snorkel gear and it looked good. We spread our stuff around and took off for a walk down the beach to Owens and back.
There are always a couple of boats parked in this spot near owens.
Three nice women from Canada had their chairs out in the water and I offered to take their picture... Later, I decided I wanted one of me so I gave Dan the camera. Here I am basking in the glory of the Pacific on Playa Las Gatas.
There is beautiful scenery from this side of the bay that can only be seen by boat or a really good telephoto lens.
Some views in Zihuatanejo remind me of places we saw in France. These are the cheap seats... :-)
This sweet little girl looked at Dan and said, "Mi Papa, mi Papa!" while pointing at our boat driver! Precious!
We did snorkel here, and that was reason for getting there early... to get in the water during the calmest part of the day before waves and people stir things up. It paid off because I saw lots of colorful fish and a few rays on the ocean floor, something I've never seen before. I don't know yet the difference between a ray and a stingray so I kept my distance! After snorkeling we had lunch, and for the first time I tried the ubiquitous shrimp tacos... We really didn't know what these were, and I was pleasantly surprised. They're like egg rolls which I really like.