Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Tuesday 4th February 2014….surprise!!!!!

I did not actually lie but just did not tell the whole truth on yesterday's blog…..

Today is my great friend Larry's 70th Birthday party and his beautiful bride is organizing a surprise party for him and I thought it would be neat to surprise them all and come to the party..I could not mention it on the blog as both Gail and Larry read the blog….so I left SMA yesterday morning and it was a 7 hour drive to where I am staying.  Even though it was a holiday yesterday the roads were quiet and the journey uneventful.

I booked an apartment over the internet and it is quite wonderful…it is in a tiny little town next to the town where G & L are staying….it is a bit out of the way and at the top of a huge hill so a car is needed but the casita is so nicely done…check it out and the views!!!!    and all for 35 dollars a day!!!

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The view

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In the middle of the above shot is a fishing boat

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Love the zoom on this camera!!!

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You can take the boy out of the sport but you cannot take the sport out of the boy!!!!

They had Sky satellite TV and I knew there was an important soccer game being played in England so……..

laying on the bed watching TV with an ocean view!!!

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After the game I packed up some drinks and wanted to go to a small beach that I have known for years and watch the sunset so I did!!!

It got a bit cloudy when I arrived but I enjoyed the three hours of beach walking, people watching, swimming and the sunset!!!

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I love to see the kids in the water having fun it reminds me of last year when we brought Paola to the beach for the first time she had such a blast and I spent hours sitting on the beach watching her she would not come out of the surf!!!

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The sunset was not spectacular but all the same lovely!!!

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Came home and had a turkey dinner that Linda had sent with me yummy!!!!

Then read and did the blog that you read yesterday….sorry for being so devious!!!

So now it is Tuesday morning I had a really good sleep and from the bed I can see the ocean…there is something about the ocean that just makes me feel so good I think all those years I lived in Bermuda surrounded by beautiful surf and sand sticks with me so it is like a pick me up to be here.

After breakfast I packed up a lunch and lots of drinks because it is hot and went on a long hike as I said this casita is way way up on the hill so the hike back here will be good for me….

I went down to the local beach and over the next bluff and found a small beach the locals call the kissing beach as you can see it is very pretty but no one around to kiss!!

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Did not think I would get to see a dolphin!!!!

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Just a lovely area!!

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A couple of good things I realized today…firstly I taped my toes up differently today and instead of wearing my hiking boots I use my cross trainers and my feet felt like they were in slippers so much better…the other thing I found out was on the hike back about 3 km and all uphill at least 1200 feet of elevation I went up without stopping without breathing heavy…altitude makes such a difference so me training in San Miguel at 6200 feet will do me well on the Camino when the highest point I shall reach is 4700 feet.

 

I got back in the middle of the afternoon showered and changed and just turned on the TV and there was my boyhood team, my very favorite team, the team I so wanted to play for …so I had to sit and watch the game….and they actually won!!

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and around 3pm went to Gail and Larry’s and Surprise!!!!!

They were so shocked and happy to see me and it was great to meet new friends and friends I had not seen for a long time I guess the photos tell that we all had a good time including the Birthday boy!!!!!

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Gail and Larry!!

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and daughter Kim!!!

It was a really special occasion and well worth the drive…Happy Birthday big boy!!!!

Now home after a wonderful day….blessings les!!!!

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