Playa Penitas

Writing this in the last light of the day. Now camped on Playa Penitas 100 KM south of P.V. Muy bonito!

Large, empty, half moon beach. Some new palapas were constructed in the waning hours of the afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Easter festivities. One of the locals was very friendly – even inviting us to sleep under his palapa – we declined, given the rather strong smell of trash coming from it…

Serious sea fog coming in off the ocean tonight. Visible layer of moisture. Everything is already soaked…

Left PV early to pick up groceries. Drove south to Playa Mayto, a huge deserted beach with rather frightening undertow/rip. Continued south to a small picaresque fishing village. Beers and filletes for a late lunch.

Travel day

Back up to PC late after some yoga tips from CL. Spent all night packing. 8 inches of new snow in PC overnight.

Barely made the 7:15 AM flight to Denver where I met up with Stan and Sarah. Arrived in Puerto Vallarta without incident, negotiated the first shucksterism while renting the car — a rather strong pitch to visit a separate time-share pitch. The amount crept upwards to $200 dollars + breakfast.

Did the usual first night drinking/walking. The streets of PV are packed with beet-red tourists.

Tomorrow – heading south (or maybe to the time share pitch…)