Saturday, May 28, 2011
Until I was on this beach, I have never been on a beach where the bluffs came right up to the water. Nor have I ever been on a beach with huge boulders and rocks in a myriad of colors.
I was like a kid in a candy shop. Trudging through the black small pebbly beach getting a foot "massage" as I trudged.
I wanted to see all the different colors of rocks fused together eons ago. Some looked like gold, others jade and the deep magenta colors were spectacular. If only a geologist had been along! In the small rocks on the beach I found a black rock with fused crystals in it.
Was I in volcanic territory? I don't know. But I do know it was breathtakingly beautiful to me. Then to turn and look at the ocean was such a juxtaposition. Quite magnificent.
This beach called Calechosa is a well known secret to the Mexicans in the area around Melaque. It is also well known to surfers as there is a good surf break there. The kids would show up when the surf was up. How they knew that I don't know. The road to get to my friend's house and this beach is NOT a road, but a dirt rutted path of ups and downs. Rainy season would NOT be a time to attempt it.
I'm told that days or a week can go by during the rainy season without being able to navigate in or out from the main road. But heck, when you live in a paradise like this, who cares? My friend just stocks up on gas for the tank on the roof and the rest is solar. What a life!
If you're ever in San Miguel and come by, I'll show you all the rocks that I lugged home from the beach! Muy bonito.