Not much going on here.... we had water problems again this morning.... not sure if our new neighbors took long showers while the water was turned off... for that matter, we don't even know when the water was turned off... our new holding tanks and pump are supposed to handle all that... but... as we expected, those little 55 gallon drums just can't handle 4 people taking showers, doing dishes, flushing the toilet etc.
Whatever.... we'll survive....
The washer started doing some crazy things. And it's one of those top loaders that the lid locks when the water starts... if you manually make it unlock, then the cycle starts all over again. Bill reported the problem to Robert.... the washer apparently is new and still under warranty. The repairmen just left a few minutes ago... said it's fixed. Now.... wonder if I have enough water to do a load of laundry ;-)
On to the daily sightseeing tour....
We heard the howler monkeys as we were walking to Coco... didn't expect to see any as the howling came from the other side of the hill. But as we got to "the corner", this lone female was working on finding a meal up in that tree. Usually the monkeys are in a group.... but twice now we've seen a loner right here.
And... the biggest surprise!
Someone has done massive work on the Rickety Bridge!
There wasn't any tip-toeing or high-stepping today....
WhooooHoooo! Bet it's good for another few weeks!
Just on the left of the above photo, we saw....
This cormorant was fishing in the creek.
There are tons of fish, from minnow up to about 6" (inches!!!!) in this creek. We see cormorants hanging out on tree branches over the banks of the sea, but this was the first we've seen one our little creek.
(I stand corrected... this is an anhinga..... that's what I get for being in a hurry)
Our daughter Michelle's birthday is today. Happy Birthday Michelle... hope you enjoy it as much (or even more) than you did your last one. Now... scroll past real fast, because we saw a snake on the beach today, and I just have to show it.
This is a "Yellow-bellied Sea Snake"
It was alive... and apparently had gotten washed up with the tide.
I read up on them when we got home... sounds like they are poisonous... but there is an anti-venom serum and so no fatalities have been recorded.
Hmmmm..... comforting, isn't it?
He was maybe 18"-20" long (INCHES!), and had a neat pattern. But... we left him alone and moved on past.
On into town...
Remember me writing that Guadalupe picked up our recyclables yesterday? Well, I also wrote that he had a bicycle with a trailer attached....
He's quite modern.... has a motorcycle (small engine... maybe a 125 or less?) with his trailer behind. We saw him in town again today... looks like he has a regular route as this was around 9am this morning and his trailer is nearly full.
One funny thing about walking into Coco... we've "lived" here 2 months... we often see folks we've come to know. Today we saw Ann and Steve bicycling down the main street... flagged them down and talked for a while. We speak to Nelson at the Jardin Tropical... saw Elvis walking into town and talked with him a few minutes. Often we'll see Robert, our landlord.... or maybe Francine and Greg walking. There are folks we always speak to but don't know their names....
There's a lot to be said for living in a small town. It's kinda nice!
That's All For Today!