5-8 TO 5-17 5-8 FRI….Up early as usual and went for a long walk around town, on the other side up on a hill where there are some very nice houses. Some of them have to be well over $1M. Then back, tidied up the apartment and sent a couple of hours at the pool. I am going to have to find some books.
5-9 SAT…left the apartment at 6:00AM and was on the water by 6:15. Paddled as far South as I could before the wind came up, then headed back and just went along the shore line. Got back to the apartment at 10:00 so that was a good amount of time spent in the kayak. Washed the few clothes once again by hand, that is so much easier than going down to that old laundromat.
The guy I met on Thursday who was going to come and help me make by chair for the kayak let me know he couldn’t come until next week one day. So I took a nap, 1st time I have done that since getting here and then spent a couple of hours at the pool. I also at least once a day spend time on the stationary bike and the weight machine. Struggled a little bit this afternoon to stay busy. I have completely gotten over than chest infection and I feel good and I have a lot of energy. I need to get on to the fishing, even if it is now out of the Kayak so that can add another thing to do.
5-10 SUN…Left for my walk at 6:00, then instead of coming back to the apartment walked down town and waited to have breakfast at Gino’s and Anthony’s. I had breakfast there last Sunday, it was good and met some other Americans. I didn’t interact to much, because as I mentioned there were 3 women yakking and yakking and yakking and one guy. However, this time I wanted to get some books. One of them had me go to her house, just up the road and she gave me a good 6 books. Her husband is going in for a back operation on Tuesday, he is laid up. She is one of the people that takes in stray dogs and cats, which is never ending here and her house was full of cats and one large German Shepard. Smelt like it too, too bad because it was a nice older home, but not for me. It is right in the middle of town and houses all around.
Got back about 12:00, relaxed, then cleaned the pool good and spent the rest of the day at the pool and finished the day out reading.
5-11 MON…. Rather uneventful day. Did go for a long walk up in the nice part of town. Read a book for a while. Had a nice dinner of fish, rice, cold sliced tomatoes and a cold glass of milk.
5-12 TUES…..Long walk again today around the back side of the hill. Washed a few clothes. They obviously dry fast. It has been cloudy and windy so not able to kayak, just way too much work. Spent some time at the pool, I do not get tired of that. My Dermatologist is going to have a fit. Guy hasn’t got a hold of me on helping with the kayak seat. Hope he does.
5-13 WENS…..Did my walk again early, then headed down town to take care of the balance on the Kayak, decided to buy it, think I mentioned that. Ran into Gena, she had a few more books for me.
I thought my SS Direct Deposit was going in the Bend account, but the change took, so it went into the PR account. Since I hadn’t received my Debit Card yet, I had to go to town with Tito today, Wens, his day off, and it was at the PO Box. So I got that activated, two monthly obligations paid and drive around with him. He certainly has got some quirkiness about him. I just don’t understand why a guy would have the money invested in all of the expensive cars he has. Just doesn’t make any sense from any angle at all. He told me he has lived in the apartment alone, for 19 years. He hasn’t lived in the big house he has in Lajas for that long, nor has anybody else. Strange. But we are all different. I am
Baby Donkey I see on my walk
trying to find a Hammock Frame, buying a Hammock is no problem; they are for sale along the road all over the place. I have tried to get Amazon and Home Depot both to ship to the PO Box or the Apartment Street address and neither will. It is real breezy and cool on the little deck on the side of the apartment that has doors going out to on out of both of the bedrooms. I spend a lot of time out there in the afternoons, 20 degrees cooler all the time, no sun lots of breeze coming thru the buildings.
Front of the Apartment Building
5-14 THUR….Another uneventful day. Cleaned the apartment and organized things. I am tired from going to town and walking 3 days in a row, plus going down town at least 2 of those days. My feet bother me something terrible. The landscaper was here again today, so had to wait for him to get finished before going down to the pool. Didn’t do much today. Hope to be able to go kayaking early Sat morning, might even decide to go back out to the Island until Sun mid AM.
5-15 FRI….Went into town early with Tito, he always goes to Church Friday mornings, then to his office. He gave me 45 minutes to buy groceries, which by now knowing where everything is in the Grocery Store, I was pushing the cart out of the door when he drove up. It had been exactly been 2 weeks since going to the store. I had a good list this time and going to see if I can last 3 weeks with just getting a few things at the little grocery store in Parguera.
Once I got the food put away I pushed/pulled the kayak down and went out for a couple of hours. By now the wind had picked up so just stayed in the bay. Then back, cleaned the pool and spent some time. Then got everything ready to leave early and spend the weekend out kayaking and camp out Sat. night.
5-16/17 SAT/SUN…Left at 6:00AM just as the Sun was coming up. No wind and it made it easy to get up the coast to the next town, don’t know what the name of it was. I saw a nice beach on the way up, which was not an Island this time, but it looked nice. I set up by 1:00 and read and just relaxed. There was absolutely no wind, not even a breeze which is the first time I have seen that happen. The “no seeums” were absolutely horrific. Luckily I had the tent. Even then a few got in thru the webbing.
I left about 6:00AM to get off the beach and away from the bugs. Got back to the apartment about 10:00, got things put away, had a good breakfast, hand washed a few clothes, then went down cleaned the pool and spent about an hour.
Decided to take a nap and woke up to thunder and a good rain, which is needed, it has not rained for weeks. La Parguera is a dry part of the Island.
PUSHING THE KAYAK/CART UP THE HILL TO THE APARTMENT