March 1, 2014
Gene sampling the Mescals.It's already March! This morning, Gene and I decided Tuesday would be a good day to sail away from Hualtulco. Not long after that, Jane aboard the trawler, Misty Michael, told us that today was the organic vegetable market in the public square in Santa Cruz. The inhabitants of Misty Michael have been here for five years and are a great source of info. Gene and I decided to check it out. What a great morning. It is so nice here. I know I keep saying that, but it is true! As we were sitting at an outdoor table in the shade of a ficus tree eating our tamales, Gene said, "Well, we could always sail back here after going to Zihuatenejo." Gene NEVER goes backward. Well, apparently, hardly ever.
There is a café in the middle of the square and I was really craving tamales. They just happened to have them. I got a chicken mole tamale and Gene got a chilorio tamale. I will post about chilorio another time. I had a Jimaica and Gene had a Modelo Negro on tap. Yummy! If I hadn't wanted a tamale so badly, I would have tried out this artist/chef's creations:
The meat in the flour tacos was fish. Gene said it was ceviche. This guy's creations looked really beautiful and good, with the exception of the grasshoppers (but opinions are just that).
Steps to Juanitas's Café, a popular place to eat.
Below: View of the square from Juanita's balcony.
One of the restaurants on the beach.
Really don't want to leave on Tuesday, but a cruiser's life is made up of tough decisions.