One of the most unique things about this place is seeing everyone travelling about on golf carts down the roads and through the streets. Today we’re looking forward to joining the traffic and giving our feet a rest.
After watching the sun rise and morning coffee on our balcony, we head down to the beach to see Tracy and Eric off on their day of fishing with Capt. Bicho. We’re heading out with him tomorrow, so this is a nice opportunity to meet him in advance. We say our hellos on the dock and make arrangements for our trip the next day.
After breakfast, the women at Monkey Business (the shop at BB which arranges tours and travel) make it quick and easy to get a golf cart for the day. We opt for an 8 hour rental for $44. We’ll have wheels until 6:30 pm. And the fun begins!
Alan takes a few minutes to get used to the “controls” (neither of us have ever driven a golf cart) and I can tell he’s really going to enjoy this. We’re smiling like kids as we navigate the roads into town and seeing all the sights on the way, stopping to take pictures and thoroughly loving the ride.
Our plan is to head north across the “cut”. Eagerly anticipating the hand pulled ferry ride to the north side, we find it easily and get to watch it coming back towards us with a load of people. Then we follow another cart onto the ferry while some local kids take a seat on the back of this cart for the ride over. It’s really a very cool experience.
On the other side, the road gets pretty rough and we know we’re in for an adventure. Our first stop is the Palapa Bar where we plan to quench our thirsts. The view from the elevated bar area is spectacular and the breeze feels great. We have a nice chat with the bartender who is the owner’s son. We can’t resist taking several photos from this vantage point.
After a great rum punch, we’re off again, taking our time as we navigate the narrow bumpy road. We delight in seeing many iguanas crossing the road and venturing onto beach properties like Capricorn, Captain Morgan’s and other driveways that lead to the water. The places to stop and snap photos are endless! We’re in no hurry.
Despite thinking several times that the we’ve reached the end of the road, we keep meandering our way north. Sometimes the road veers onto the beach for awhile; sometimes it turns inland around resorts. It’s an amazing ride. We reach Mata Chica and go on a ways past Portofino until we decide that it’s time to head back.
The trip home is worth it’s own “part”. So, I’ll end here and post more stories and pictures of that later.
To be continued…