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A laid-back Sunday in Loreto

Mexico day fifteen


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By the sea in Loreto

This was a quieter day, time to relax and chill a bit. We had breakfast at the hotel (surprisingly decent coffee, good granola and fruit, dry cake) then went to Mass at the mission church. After that we sat for some time over another, even better, coffee at La Route on the Plaza, watching the world go by.

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The Mission church, and plant near the Plaza

After going back to the hotel to freshen up (aka use the loo!) we walked down to the Malecon to meet my Virtual Tourist friend Al and his wife Tanni (Americans who have a house in Loreto Bay) for lunch. I'd chatted with Al during our regular VT Zoom get-togethers, but we’d never met. He'd been helpful with advice about driving and parking in Loreto so it was good to be able to meet him and thank him in person. We had a delicious chicken mole and a good chat over our meal before they had to leave for a meeting. Somehow though, I must have been too caught up in the conversation and in the excellent meal to take any photos!

Chris and I then walked further along the sea front to the spot where a small river runs into the bay, taking a few photos and soaking up what was by now hot sun. I was taken by the marine-life-themed rubbish bins and enjoyed photographing the sea birds in particular.

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Rubbish bins

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Rubbish bin and local

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Pelican

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Egret

Our thoughts turned to ice cream but when we returned to the Plaza and tried to find the ice cream shop I’d read about, it wasn’t where I’d thought it to be. It was too hot to wander around searching so we went back and had a cold drink instead in one of the cafés on the Plaza itself.

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Street art from the sea front

In the evening we felt we didn’t need a big meal, after a more substantial lunch than usual. So we went back to Zapata's where we had enjoyed a drink yesterday, planning on a few beers and a snack, although ended up being tempted by slightly larger dishes – a pizza for Chris and steak tacos for me. The meat in the latter wasn’t great but we had a good evening nevertheless and I enjoyed the Negra Modelo beers I drank!

Posted by ToonSarah 11:47 Archived in Mexico Tagged birds coast church mexico seaside street_art virtual_tourist

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Those rubbish bins are fantastic. I want one. Haha.

by irenevt

Sarah, I support Irene's view and idea. I am glad you had some local advice from Al! VT Spirit forever!

by Vic_IV

The bins are fun, aren't they?! Yes, Al was very helpful, especially with advice about driving and parking in Loreto, so it was great to be able to meet up :)

by ToonSarah

the rubbish bins are very artistic! :)

by Ils1976

Aren't they, Ils?!

by ToonSarah

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