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... called 'Peneros' to the sanctuary a marine ecosystem, which is very unusual. It was a perfect day, warm but not blazing sunshine, a comfortable heat. The little boat was surprisingly nifty going across the lagoon and slowed to a gentle pace to go down the canals, all the canals had names such as ………. Our boatman spoke no English but knew exactly where to find little treasures to share with us such as starfish ...
... walk on the beach
until pursued by some salesboy from a nearby establishment – don’t they realise
this sort of behaviour is only going to persuade me never to go!
Had a swim & found a convenient palm tree to dry off
under – Imagine these get snapped up pretty soon and then you have to fork out
for parasols or biminis, a strange concept I’ve not seen anywhere else ...
... only a 10-15min walk.
It’s in a good location, 10 seconds to the sea and the
upstairs walkway to the rooms has sea views. The genial host sorted a 400bsf
room for me and while I was waiting, did a reccie around town looking for
useful landmarks to get my bearings i.e. the nearest cheap beer shop – you do
have to shop around otherwise you’re paying 15bsf for ***** lite beer when you
could be ...
By 8am had my money changed and my new room sorted – El
Yaque Motion is a bit of a walk but worth it for proximity to the sea, helpful
owner & staff, cleanliness, value (bsf500) and facilities – a bedside light
and some hammocks would be nice but that’s just being picky!
Then off for an all you can eat buffet breakfast at Sharks
to set me up for the day. Spoke to the ticket sellers about the day trip to el
Coche but they were not hopeful ...
Sunday is probably not the best day to travel especially on public transport, but given the rip off the local taxis are to the airport, just had to make sure I left in time. Flagging one down to get to the bus station and then finding the correct maxi taxi to the junction near the airport went fine. The problem is always the route taxis, identifying one in the first place – I just wave at any car and hope the ones in business stop, not ...