|Sol, arena y Sol (Sun, sand and Sol beer)|
So, imagine my surprise when Lawrie asked me if I wanted to go to the beach. “The beach? Really, the beach? Okay.” Then there was a long pause while I thought about it some more, adding: “I guess.”
|Surfer with blue and white kite twenty feet in air|
Ten minutes later a bucket of icy cold Sol cerveza arrived compliments of our friend, Luz. Alright, maybe I could get to like this beach thing.
|Third kite surfer joining the other two|
Sure, we could do that too, if we really wanted to.
|Exercise the hard way! Popsicle salesman.|
I snapped dozens of photos of the action, all the while staring covetously at another photographer and his very expensive Nikon D4 or maybe it was the Nikon D3X. Equipped with a humongous telephone len and tripod, I am fairly certain that the kite surfers in his photos were lot more visible than the ones in my photos. Sigh, only in my dreams.
|Regata del Sol al Sol in background with navy ship|
In the distance we could see that the participants of the 45th Regata del Sol al Sol were wrapping up their weeklong visit to the island with the children’s day of sailing. We watched as a dozen or so sailboats arrived loaded with children. They circled around a naval cutter, sitting off-shore as a marker for the boats, and returned to the marina. This part of the Regata del Sol al Sol is hugely popular with boaters and islanders alike, giving local children pleasant life-long memory of this annual event.
|Rebuilding the weirs to stabilize the beach|
We do know where North Beach is – I have photos to prove it!
Lynda and Lawrie