Sunday, May 22, 2016
Our day started off with a walk on the beach. The water felt cold as it lapped over my feet walking on the shoreline. It is a beautiful sunny day on the coast today. It’s our last full day here, tomorrow we head back to Cuenca.
Walking along the beach we were all in our own thoughts. Easton was on a hunt for large conch shells that may have gotten trapped in the rocks from the receding tide. Monte had all the vim and vigor of a youthful pup running figure eights around us, dashing into the surf, and running back toward us. Heidi and I were just walking, looking, and taking it all in.
I feel at home on the beach. I recognized that my body feels good in this environment. There is something about the sun, the water, the sand, the rhythmic roll of the surf that makes my heart happy.
At the same time I was feeling a bit melancholy. The quietness in my head, the alone time with my thoughts, took me back to my dog Keeper and how she wont be walking with us on a beach any more. This thought made me sad. I miss her quirky and sweet presence.
Here our some pics and video of our beach walk.
We went and looked at some houses for rent in and around Olon today. The first house we saw was a furnished 3 bedroom with a balcony at it was sitting right on the edge of the ocean. It sounded really good in its description and looked great in the pictures, but when we got there the 3rd bedroom was a room on the back of the house, without insulation, and no windows, and hotter than heck. Also, as we walked through the front door, the realtor said, “This house is also for sale, and we will give you a few days notice if it sells”. I don’t think so bud.
The other few homes we looked at were either too far to walk to the beach, or walk to town, or had no views, or were too expensive. If we want to move to this area it is going to take some looking and some time to find the right place for us. Our challenge is going to be how we do that from Cuenca.