We had some excitement in town today for a change, a VW van caught fire right off the malecon. It was one of those “hippie” vans we see here all the time.
It was a normal day today, nothing much going on. We had a cruise ship yesterday, so the town was quiet today. I went into town and stopped by some Mexican friends who live right off the malecon on the main street, and have a balcony apartment.
They had invited me for lunch, and we had conch cerviche, which was pretty good. These guys are vendors who have a shop in the cruise ship port, and I have known them for a long time. They were showing me some Amber stones they had gotten from Chiapas, that had insects inside. We were looking at the amber through a microscope, which was pretty cool to see an insect in a stone several million years old. That is another story I will be doing soon.
We had finished lunch, and I was sitting on the balcony watching what little traffic came by, when I saw a bunch of people running down the street towards the malecon. I could not figure out what was going on, and I kept seeing people running in that direction. One guy ran by and yelled “fuego”, which means fire in Spanish.
Well I jumped on the bike, and went to see what was going on. I got down the street a little bit, and I could see a bunch of smoke. When I pulled up there was this van on fire, and a small crowd watching.
As I was taking my photos, a woman with tattoos rode by on her skateboard and yelled at me, “I saw everything, a guy in a red shirt got out of the van, and a couple of minutes later it caught on fire.” I don’t know this woman, but I have seen her around.
So that my friends is the up to minute news here today from Mahahual. No injuries, no one hurt, just a little excitement to liven the day up here.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina