|We named it "Shanty Island"...right outside our back porch|
They seem to have lots of fun though.
We took the bus in on Friday to town with Angelina and Natalie on La Fiesta (Natalie is the cute 5 year old Jake's been playing with for the last 3 days). Everyone we've talked to finds it a dirty city and isn't too impressed. Well, I like city's. No, correct that...I love city's. See, I grew up just outside of Atlanta and to this day my heart skips a couple of beats everytime I fly into the city and see that skyline...I know I'm home. So, when I see a city, I don't see dirty streets (which they are not here by the way...just old) and too many people...I see a never ending place to explore. We had a nice day walking around and seeing new places. We found a playground for the kids and then eventually we made it home. I say eventually because evidently we found the only bus stop where buses don't actually stop. We must have waited an hour and half and finally a woman told us buses don't actually stop there. She saw the two kids and was kind enough to offer us a ride back to the Marina. She even bought the kids ice cream!
So what's here? Lots and lots of lots of boats...literally hundreds. But that's not what I meant by the question...sorry. Within walking distance of the Marina are two grocery stores. To the left is the Carrefours...American style grocery store (think SuperWalmart) with anything and everything you could possibly want. Not quite American prices but close. Lots of vegetables from the good old US of A though... The best part is that you can push the cart all the way back to your dinghy so there's no lugging 15 backpacks with your poop in it.
To the right of the Marina is a McDonald's (complete with waterfront seating...although don't expect a quick OR cheap meal, $30 for the three of us) and another grocery store. Smaller, yet easier to get around. It seems to have everything you need as well, without all the temptations of a larger store.
|This is a very small fraction of the boats in this anchorage. |
Even though we're crowded, we always have our beautiful sunsets.
|Jake and Natalie watching "Clone Wars" on Savannah.|
She actually likes to play and watch the same things he does!