It seems like only yesterday I was in deep East Texas waking up every morning chilly, cranky from not enough sunlight and distracted by the siren’s call of the ocean. Work around the house not getting done, work (at my real job) not being enjoyed and a general feeling of malaise. I think I discovered the cure. The cure involves flying to an island in the Caribbean, a “colectivo” bus ride, a ferry ride, a 4 1/2 hour rental car ride, this time largely on questionable roads but it is still a cure. Xcalak, Mexico. We are now about as far south as you can go on the Caribbean shore of Mexico. Just a few miles from the Belize border. Xcalak, Quintana Roo.
Mexico; population 400. No telephone, no television, no power grid, no gas stations or grocery stores. We are away. We do have fresh coffee, all the ingredients for “Boat Drinks”, crystal clear water, tropical breezes, powdery white sand and high speed internet. This is not too bad.