Saturday, March 17, 2018

A little from San Carlos and Guaymas

Hello from cool dreary and gray Sn Carlos. As I write this the furnace is running. Weather report says 10% chance of rain, looking at the sky I'd say the percentage is higher. It is usually so pretty when we are here in the fall and spring. Oh well, guess we can't have perfection all the time. 
The letters here aren't as pretty as most we've seen. They are on the side of a hill not too far from the RV park. Speaking of the RV park. Over the years it has become a little run down. This year we have barely any water pressure, can't even get the tank full. Just get a dribbled out of the faucet. The park is almost completely full with people who stay here all winter and people like us on our way north. 
But it is basically the only show in town. Today later we are probably going to take a ride to Guaymas to check out the RV park in the hotel there - forget the name. And when we were here in the fall we were told the old El Mirador RV park was going to reopen, but we stopped by there and were told No, they were going to just build houses there.
The mountain that always shows when I take a sunset picture here. There is a hiking trail to the top.
This is a great look out point but a couple of years ago it was destroyed by a storm. So they've been SLOWLY rebuilding it. Looks done to me but there still is a wire fence keeping people out.
Looking down at the ocean from just outside the look out point. Yesterday there were a lot of clouds too obscuring the sun. 
Stopped off at the Marina, always pretty there to walk around. All the bougainvillea in town are blooming like crazy. 
This one has climbed way up a palm tree. 
Lots of nice big boats in this marine. Bill says it is a perfect sailing location. 
This one has made it clear to the top of the tree. The tree better have a growth spurt soon. 
Just thought this was pretty. Tree, blue sky and contrail. 
After leaving the marina we decided to drive over to Guaymas. We took the way along the water. Looking across the Estero to the bay and the mountains. 
Hard to get a good shot of either of Guaymas letters. They have one set at the norther entrance by the San Carlos road and another on the Malecon. This is the northern one. Some company has made a tone of money on these. Wonder what politician owns the company. 

Along the harbor this is new. A big skate board park still being worked on. This used to be a big empty field where the circus would set up every spring. 
Right next to it is a kids playground and bleachers for something. None of it is open for use yet. 
Just mandatory shot of the cathedral.
Going back through town. A couple pictures of two used to be magnificent buildings that are slowly falling apart. Out of respect they should either be restored or knocked down.

And then we were home. Both of us ended up taking naps. Then we went out to dinner.
Today we didn't do much either. Went for some groceries then out to dinner again with friends who live here.

1 comment:

Mari Borrego said...

The bougainvilleas are beautiful. I planted one in front of my house and it wildly blooms. They are my favorites. Nice blogs. You are almost home. Stay safe.