Mexico 34, 16th May 2004
In the morning I took a few more photos of the Kimber family, a couple of photos had not turned out well, and put the lot onto a floppy disk for them. Then I had a try at fixing the power input plug on their laptop, they had not been able to use it for ages because the plug had been smashed. I got it to work for a while, then it wouldn't restart. Susan, Pete's wife, said the power switch was a bit iffy. So I left them with power, I think, but a not at the time working computer. Maybe it's OK now!
I looked around the local beaches again then headed up to Puerto Angel. There's some pretty good beaches around there too. I looked at a few, a thunderstorm came and went, I looked around some more, then parked up for the night near the Zipolite beach.
In the morning a took a few photos of beaches.
Then I went to the local turtle museum which was interesting. I shared the tour with Philippe from Geneva then took a side track to another beach where I found Philippe walking. I picked him up and at the beach we took a tour of the local lagoon. Saw some crocodiles, mostly in pens, but otherwise the tour was a bit of a washout. There were some birds.
and at the booking office for the tour they had some baby turtles.
I gave Phillippe a lift back to the road, I headed north, he headed south. He had a tiny little back pack, room for a bottle of water and a toothbrush, not much else, but he said that was all the luggage he had brought for his 15 day holiday.
I took the direction Oaxaca. The road just climbed and climbed, wonderful scenery. I got right into the clouds - it rained again, for maybe half an hour - then just as dusk was arriving came upon a small town, San Miguel. There was a policeman standing around, I asked it was OK to park in the town square, he said yes, so that's where I've stopped. We're about 8,500 ft up and it's quite cold, I put a jacket on to take the picture. Different to this morning when I was melting. May apparently is the hottest month on the coast.
It was really a bit too late to get a decent picture.
My radio has stopped working. It's stopped and started a couple of times. Now it's stopped and unless it starts itself I won't be able to get it fixed until Monday, tomorrow is Sunday. Of course it was working when the van was at the garage the other day. I'll survive.
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