On our way home from Manta earlier this week, Leigh stopped to buy a banana bread from a man on the side of the road. Of course, I had to try one myself, how could I resist. It was still warm from the oven and at $2. it was a bargain to me.
Parasailing demonstrations on the beach for the next several days.
My camera is not the best for distance but you can see those tiny specks are the parasailers. Yesterday we watched four drops.
There are several activities that are available here on the beach. One of those activities are boat tours. A small boat with a canopy backs up the beach near the shore and loads up somewhere from 8 to 10 people for a short tour. Each person is given a life vest and they are off bouncing over the incoming waves for a short tour.
I am pretty much a chicken when it comes to small boats. I remember when we were living in Florida and Joe wanted to take Jennifer and I out in a canoe on the Rainbow River, I did it once and that was it. Just not my thing. Both Jennifer and Joe loved it. And they would go often without me, until Joe found out there were alligators in that river.
To see the waves lift the front of the boat out of the water and slam it down makes my stomach queasy… The set up here is very similar to other places we have lived on the water. They have the banana. It could actually look like a banana all in bright yellow or could be orange or blue but it is always called the banana. The ride starts out nice and calm but when the ride is finished the boat makes a very sharp turn and dumps everyone on the banana in the water. They even have one that looks like a huge tube but no hole in the middle, it has a bunch of handles at the top and you bounce over the water while you are hanging on for dear life, screaming the entire time. Then the boat makes a sharp turn and flings you into the air into the water…as you can see my idea of fun is not getting flung around on a piece of rubber to land on my face in the water. I know you are all saying she is SO OLD, no it is not that, well I am old but…when I was young I would never have done any of these activities either.
There are other quiet more calming activities you can enjoy on the beach. My next post will show a few of those.
Have a blessed day.
We see some odd things from our patio. Today’s photo looks like a mother duck with her ducklings following behind but in truth it is a bigger boat with smaller boats tied behind.
My neighbors in San Clemente Paola and Bart have given me the explanation to this mystery, I have cut their comments on Facebook and posted it below:
I have seen on the news the damage done in San Alejo, San Jacinto and San Clemente from the high tides this past few weeks. We did have some damage on the property next door to where we are staying in Manta. The property facing the ocean was lined with beautiful large palm trees.First two fell over, then the next high tide 5 more. It was sad to see such beautiful trees tossed into a truck and hauled away. Mother Nature, what can I say.