I am really enjoying Chacala. It is very
relaxing. The other cruisers are
nice but no one with whom we are really hanging out. We met some little
girls on “Sea Life” and went to a swimming party. Jonah didn’t seem
much interested and acted kinda bratty. The boat is a catmaran and is very
spacious but unfortunately they have a huge St Bernard and the boat is
covered in dog hair. There are
two other monohulls here with a third just arriving -
a lovely wooden ketch with really pretty lines.
Our day here seems to be: wake up, do
boat stuff , go to the beach, play, eat and drink at a palapa, swim and then
row back to the boat. I tell you the pace is brutal.
I think what’s nice about this beach
is that it is not all big hotels and American tourists. There are some Yanks
but mostly Mexicans camping out and enjoying a holiday at the sea. The
restaurants are very cheap and it probably costs more for us to cook our own
We walked the length of the beach today
with Jonah. He loved it despite complaining a little – he skipped and ran
the length. We found lots of tiny hermit crabs which he thought were just
the coolest thing.
Jonah was a good kid today. I have to
work hard at keeping a mellow outlook on being a Mom. I get worried when he
misbehaves and then I get tense then he gets worse and it is a bad cycle.
His whining really makes me crazy and I just have to take a deep breath and
talk to him. Sometimes when I make him talk and explain I find out the
silliest stuff that he was thinking. For example, walking back from the
beach to the area where we left the dingy, he picked up a rock and threw it
at a fishing boat that was overturned on the beach. He just giggled and
looked stupid. I got really angry but took a deep breath and asked him why
he did that. It took him a bit of explaining but he thought the boat was a
rock and was really surprised when it made a thud and he realized it was a
boat. It scared him which is why he giggled. Oy.
It is Christmas Eve and I hope all my family is having fun celebrating the holidays.