It was incredibly windy yesterday, with huge waves breaking on the beach and a storm warning for today. It made for a very dramatic ride.

I woke up really early this morning and when the sun finally rose, it wasn’t sure what it was doing. It would shine for a moment and then be blocked out by heavy grey clouds that would spit angrily. This went on all day.

Because I had worried about losing power if there was a storm, I only had a very light load of work that I was able to complete by about 10:00 this morning, and that included an unexpected proofing project that had dropped into my inbox around 7:00. I puttered all through the rest of the morning and into afternoon, then decided to go out.

Even though there was more blue sky than cloud cover, it was still spitting and quite cool as I reached the nearly deserted beach. Semana Santa is coming up fast, so I might as well savour these quiet beach days while I have them. No restaurants had seating set up on the beach and some were cleaning up palmas from their palapas. So the beach saw some action that I missed in the last 26 hours.

I came off the beach at the Goat Island causeway and headed towards home. The empanada guy was coming out of someone’s yard as I did so and I called him over to see what he had left. It’s a good thing I don’t run into him often because I cannot resist his fruity flaky treats! His empanadas are basically a folded over circle of pie crust with a jammy filling. Today, I went for strawberry. They taste best with a cold beer, so I stopped off at the Mercado Isla de la Piedra, a tiny shop kitty corner from the butcher shop, to get a few Tecate Light. They don’t carry Pacifico, but otherwise have a good selection of beers for such a small shop, including XX in cans.

Here’s a map of my world (and my walk today — click to embiggen):


10 thoughts on “Mercuriality

  1. Yum to the peach/creme cheese empanada 🙂 “They” say that we will continue with storm conditions till 1230AM.

  2. I think he does have cream cheese and peach, but they sell out fast. I love cream cheese, but have discovered that I’m fussy where, LOL.

    So far the storm has not been a huge deal. Most dramatic thing that has happened here is that my broom fell over (I leave it outside by the door), made a clatter, and startled me. 😀

  3. My niece in the north end of Mazatlan had some pretty big hailstones which had sharp edges and actually cut their neighbour who got caught lying on the beach when it started.

    • Me too! I saw it on someone’s blog once and stole it. I just researched it and learned that it was first used on the show “The Simpsons.”

  4. Kathe Griffin correctly identified the bird that you pictured on Facebook.

    More specifically it is a West Mexican chachalaca (Ortalis poliocephala), a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found only in Mexico, and only in Pacific-slope (and adjacent interior) thorn forest from Jalisco to Oaxaca. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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