I have a lot of loyal readers on this blog, and a couple of them have showed up here recently in Mahahual. I always like to meet people who show up in Mahahual after reading my blog. Now is the time of the year that a lot of my readers show up to experience Mahahual for themselves.
One of these here last week was Victoria Wade from Talent, Oregon. She sent me a couple of messages on this blog, about the fishing here.
“Do you have any problems with ciguatera poisoning in the fish caught in the area? I’m heading down there in January and my fishing friends are scaring me to death about eating any of the fish caught in the reefs.”
My answer: “No problems here, I eat fish here every day. Don’t listen to your friends.”
Her response: “Perfect!! I’m packing two salt rods and a bunch of lures. Anything that works particularly well that I can’t buy down there?”
My kind of woman, she travels with her own fishing poles. I got to meet her and her companion, Roberto Down last Thursday on the beach at the Tropicante. I was sitting there and she came up and introduced herself, after she saw m sitting there in my Gamecock shirt and hat.
We got to talking, and she started telling me how much she loves Mahahual, and did not want to leave. They are stayed at an eco-resort south of town, but I can’t remember the name at the moment. I think they had stayed in Playa del Carmen for four or five days, before they came to Mahahual. They sat around and drank some tequila and asked me a bunch of questions about living here. Like a lot of people they are ready to get out of the USA.
She told me the longer she stays in Mahahual, the harder it is for her to leave. I think she is one of those people who will find a way to move here in the near future. I had a good time talking to Victoria and Roberto, they were both very interesting, and I hope they come back, like they said they would.
Another blog reader to show up this week was Chris Reed, a retired postman from Rhode Island. He also has a blog, shedguy.wordpress.com, if any of you are interested. Chris is staying in a house in New Mahahual for a couple of months, and I think his wife is coming down to join him in the future. He already has a bike, and is getting around and getting to know the lay of the land. He brought me down a couple of cans of Hormel chili.
I also have some Clemson fans come down and look me up lately after their big win.
Well that is all I have for the moment. I have been in a real writer’s slump lately, or writer’s block, I think they call it. I don’t know if it is because of the Trump situation, or all the questions I am getting from people here lately. A lot of the Mexicans that live here are scared of the political situation in the USA, and are always coming to me for counsel.
There is a rumor that Trump is going to stop all the cruise ships from coming to Mexico, and this has a lot of people here scared, and I feel for them. So I have been kind of bummed out lately about the whole political situation in the USA. For some reason I have not felt creative here lately. So I will try to catch of my articles here in the near future.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina