Now that I have been during this for about 20 months, I personally know very few of the people who read this. That is, I think most people who read this are strangers. And some have become kind of friends, via emails and Comments. Or, if I do actually know them, it’s because we met when they visited in Chacala sometime in the past three years.
I struggled at first with finding foods I like to eat, and where to buy them, and how to cook them. And to find English language reading material. But those things have kind of worked themselves out.
One is to pick a place to eat, and eat there regularly. Or maybe two places. Tres Mars and Koko Bongo's are both very friendly and open to chatting with people that keep coming back. And other places too. If you eat at Dona Lupe's more than once you are treated like family.
The ocean water is a perfect temparature right now, the weather is wondeful, and even the whales are gathering here. Life is good.