A Day In the Life...

Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Mexico  , Yucatan Peninsula,
Saturday, February 4, 2012

...of Mr Lee, by Mr Lee:

Wakes up when he wakes up, opens the curtains to figure out what time it is. He realises it actually does not matter and lies back down for a bit until fully awake. 

He now has 2 options: (1) step outside and if it still feels cool he goes for a run on the beach (after the first time it took 3 days for his legs to recover), then takes a shower or...(2) goes immediately for a shower. 

He's decided that shoes are not required on this island so he walks over barefoot to Casa Maya's main building. The fridge with our supplies is there. He whips up a mean fruit smoothie - bananas, melon, papaya, oranges, pineapple, raisin bran and OJ. Just as he finishes his hot wife joins him and together they sit outside on an elevated section from which they watch the surf, the hammock swingers and other island folk start their day

Dee then does the dishes while Mr Lee slowly strolls over to a free hammock and starts swaying while reading some book. He takes the odd break, perhaps a nap and chats with other hostellers or moves to a sun lounger to work on his shine. 

Occasionally he gets distracted by the pelicans diving for fish or swarming around a fishing boat laden with the catch of the day. If so inclined, he ambles over to the boat and practices his broken Spanish with the skipper and generally returns with a fish or 2, sometimes not even being charged for it. Guess what we have for dinner on those nights? 

Time for a swim? 

Soon it is lunchtime so if it's not peanut butter on toast (he never seems to tire of it), we stroll into the centre of town in search of food. Our one daily chore. Normally we end up with grilled chicken or at the taco stand. Shortly he is back in the hammocks though, gotta keep our priorities straight here, people! Perhaps we have a late afternoon stroll either left or right along the beach, maybe chat to a friend already made or perhaps to the newbies just checking in. Maybe it's time for another nap.

Time for a swim? 

Mrs Lee generally joins him just before sunset to see out the last light of the day, perhaps going down to the jetty.  In preparation of the mozzies, we have a quick shower and apply the necessary insect repellent. Next we do our checks on the PC. Soon it's suppertime so if it ain't the fish aquired earlier in the day its tacotime in the Lee household. Tried a few places but soon settled on the best little stand in town, he has not even looked at another taco stand since. He is clearly a one-taco-stand-kinda-guy. 

Sometimes we are joined by friends either from the hostal or peeps we meet in town. The town being so small and us being here for 2 weeks makes us kinda feel like partial locals, nodding to our fellow locals as we go. We even have a favourite friendly grocer who supplies us with the freshest fruit in town. I digress. 

After supper we have a stroll through town. On the way home we'd generally stop and listen to the band in this one band town. Soon it's bedtime, but not before an episode or two of the series of the day. 

The next day he wakes up when he wakes up, opens the curtains to figure out what time it is. He realises it actually does not matter and lies back down for a bit until fully awake.  
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Julia on

It is exactly like this ;)..Holbox was great...hope you still enjoy it. Dee it was so nice to meet you, you are such a beautiful spanish translator and a cute "dragon". Enjoy your stay and your life...maybe I am following you soon ;) beso y abrazo...Julia

Simon on

Wow, sounds like the life. Enjoy!

thelees on

*sigh* Si, it was the life indeed!



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