Later that day, Terry came back to the motorhome - almost skipping - and proudly informed me that he and Gary had taken the boat out with no mishaps, AND, had been the envy of all the mexicans! Apparently they were astounded with the boat - thinking it would make a fantastic fishing vessel. He had TWO offers to purchase it.
Undaunted, Terry decided to give it a try. Again, no problem with the entry. He paddled out for quite a while. The waves were starting to get a little higher, and the boogie boarders were taking advantage and were out in force. Terry was looking a little nervous.
Surprisingly, the boat is still in demand by the Mexicans. We have befriended one of the local beach vendors - Marcelinas, and he will likely be gifted the boat on our departure. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family ....
Marcelinas is a very nice fellow. He sits in a beach chair all day under his umbrella, with his merchandise spread out before him. He calls out to people from his chair, inviting them to 'come and look at his shop'. Gary came up with the idea of providing him with a megaphone (something that Kathy & Kevin sell out of their Dollar Store back at home). Judy and Joel brought it down with them on the plane.
It certainly is entertaining to watch people's reactions as he calls to them from the beach using the megaphone!
We were given a little different treat on the beach yesterday. This gentleman and his dummy was strolling up and down the beach, serenading people along the way. He had the guitar rigged so he could strum one-handed, while his 'dummy' sang. You had to give him props for the uniqueness of his act.
We're planning a whale watching excursion in the next day or so. We have been watching them from the beach with the binoculars, but are dying to see them a little closer.