Woo Hoo, the sun came out in North Vancouver, and even though it is still cold, everything just looks better when the sun shines. Actually went outside for the first time, but like the proverbial gopher, I ran back inside my home predicting another six weeks of winter.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Avoided going outside again by spending the day sorting through the nearly 4000 photos I took while I was away. Getting no sympathy from Sue about how cold I am. Even with the heat turned up I am walking around with a sweater on. Damn, I miss the sun.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|Janet making sure Glen goes home to Sue|
The ocean was still very choppy but we were determined. However neither of us could catch our balance enough to stand up, so we paddle out to the anchored boat in the bay on our knees, and then called it quits. Had a last breakfast at Panino's of bacon and egg on a baguette and a soy latte.
Afterwards we lounged reading by the pool and worked on our tans until it was time for Jorge to pick us up and take us to the bus for the airport. We had been told to allow three hours at the airport, so we arrived at 5pm for our 7:45pm flight only to find the place empty. We checked in without any delay and spent the last of our pesos at the bar.
The flight was on time and arrived at Vancouver just before midnight. We cleared customs quickly and walked out into the freezing weather that Vancouver has been experiencing. What an incredible shock to the system!
We picked up Janet's car from the long-term parking and she dropped me off at home around 1:30am.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
|Saying goodbye to David and Michael at Tres Vistas|
We had originally planned to meet with David and Michael in the afternoon, so we switch to the morning to see if the weather would improve later. Janet had brought them down a WIFI extender but I was unable to install it as their old router would not cooperate. We did manage to finalize the Xocotla website and with appropriate fanfare David pressed the button that made the site officially public.
David and Michael then came to see Tres Vista before we had to sadly say goodbye.
The afternoon continued to be too choppy for us to attempt taking boards out, so we hung around our pool with our books. We planned to have a last great meal at the wonderful Italian restaurant Miro Vino that Sue and I had gone to, but I forgot they were closed on Tuesday's. Bugger.
So we ended up at Calyso's once again and a afterwards sat on the beach and listened to the soothing sound of the surf one last time.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Up early to go paddling before breakfast. Pickup up our boards from Stand Up Sayulita and headed out into some choppy water with an on shore breeze. The conditions made paddling difficult and we manage less than an hour before we headed back tumbling through the waves to have a tasty smoothie at the back of the board store.
We read our book waiting to see if the wind and chop would settle down enough to take the boards out again, but it never let up. Bumped into David and Michael and chatted with them over some beers. Arranged to meet tomorrow to finalize the Xocotla website and hopefully make t go live. They have never seen Tres Vista where we are staying so we invited them over tomorrow to see the place.
|Familia Veryka again|
We went back to Calypso for dinner and I had their excellent baby pork ribs again. Afterwards we stopped by Don Chow's for a drink and to see what music they had going, and were thrilled to find that the band they planned had cancelled and was replaced by the fantastic music of Familia Veryka again.
They were rocking and we stayed until the place closed. What a great way to end this trip.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|The therapy pool|
We lounged on the beach reading our books to see if we might feel like it in the afternoon, but as this is a long weekend the beach was crowded and we went back up the hill to our private pool instead.
Went to dinner again at Don Chow's but the band was so bad they drove us away early.