Is it the west coast or the south coast?Mexico runs east to west here,so since leaving the east coast and the Gulf Of Mexico,I’ve been generally travelling south to get back to the west coast.Confusing isn’t it.This is also the narrowest point between coasts at just over 100 miles and I cant wait to get to the La Ventosa area where the winds are so violent crossing the isthmus that there is an RV Awning cemetery in the area.Of course I jest,but I have mine tied down in preparation.
This location is just about 125 miles from Tapachula and the Guatemalan border.
Jose’s campground here is a pleasant little tropical spot,not known that well to the Rving crowd,although most don't come down this far.There are a few of us here,but it seems almost empty because of the size of this coconut plantation.
See what I mean? Its run by an expat Canadian and is located just a blog off this beach.
See how crowded it is at 3pm on Saturday,as we first look west then east.
Maybe its the extremely warm water on a hot day,(high 80’s)or the violent surf and undertow.Great for surfing and boogie boarding,but not for me.
I guess I’ll put up with it for a few days,I mean sheeesh! Look at the crowded main street of this little seaside village.
Have I got you salivating yet?Well seriously,its OK but I may spend a few days enjoying the heat again after 2 weeks of cloud and drizzle.
It was a short trip yesterday down from my last stop at the orphanage,in fact I found a another new toll road not on the new map,which took me quickly down to the coast.
I arrived before noon and spent a few hours setting up.It took longer because of my damn satellite setup.I had my internet up and running in short order,but no Star-Choice TV showed up on my combination set up.I figured it was all the coconut palms,so got out my align-a sight tool and it showed a clear shot.I even dug out my Star-choice dish and set it up,to no avail.Then it dawned on me,I must have finally run out of the footprint of the signal,even though the night before just 3 hours away,I had a strong signal.(further north)
One more point about this campground,(It is In Church’s Book)the electricity is sparse,being a couple of long extension cords from a shack nearby,I got one and found the voltage too low to run my microwave last night…..Sheesh, hard times.
By the way,there is a huge lagoon just a few yards away from me,for some birding and a nice cooling breeze did come off the ocean in the afternoon.Its nice to get back into the swim trunks again as a main wearing apparel.
An interesting tree that I have noticed in this area.Don't know what those are,maybe dried up flowers?
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