A Day In The Life

24 Jul

Living on Laguna Bacalar, three kilometers (2 miles) from the pueblo of Bacalar makes for a vida muy tranquilo


We didn’t know about the magnificent sunrises when we moved here.

Up with the sun about six thirty. Lisa starts the day making coffee while Luna and I walk down to the dock to photograph the sunrise. It’s been our ritual since she was a puppy. She waits at the back door impatiently every morning.


We watch the fish, listen to the birds and watch the day come alive.


Our rickety dock.

Meditation and exercise play a daily part of the routine. On this day it was an exercise video with Alice, Lisa’s mother. Luna likes to join in.


On alternative days we’re off to the gym. This week we had a visit with blog follower Heather and son Jonathan. What a treat when people travel to Bacalar after reading the blog.


A trip to the pirate fort and picture in front of the mural is a must when visiting Bacalar.

We visited shops featuring local art and sampled snow cones shaved from a block of ice right before our eyes. We had our choice of homemade tropical fruit toppings, pineapple, lime, tamarind, nance and more.


Light and refreshing, not like the syrupy sweet snow cones we’re used to.

What day would be complete without a parade!

I’m not sure what the parade was for, but we never need a special reason to celebrate life in Bacalar. DOS TORTAS

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12 Responses to “A Day In The Life”

  1. Laird July 24, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Good morning, Ladies!

    I am still recovering while my globe trotting wife is in Honduras! I hope you are still enjoying the good life in Bacalar!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

      Give yourself time dear. I’d put a chair out on the dock for you!


  2. Tami Strom July 24, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    Hanging out with you this morning, not quite the same view! Cleaning out the car to go to group. Tomorrow the beach!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      Yeah the beach. Take pictures, love to all.


  3. RetirementJunglesofTulum July 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Hi Gals…What a lovely life you have. We have never been to Bacalar and want to do a few trips when we come down in this winter. Would love to visit and we have a dog Sara who loves to play ..

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      We do have a lovely life. Nice to be over the stress of building. Come for a visit. My neighbor has rentals. Dog ok.


  4. Jack Scott July 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    A wonderful place to lay your hat.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

      Indeed my friend. And a hammock too.


  5. emilievardaman July 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    What a perfect way to start the day! Walk with your pup to photograph the sunrise. Can’t get better than that – especially since the coffee will be waiting for you when you return!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Steve/ Julie August 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    You have made a wonderful place for yourselves – You are living the dream that many have!


    • afish25 August 23, 2016 at 6:35 am #

      It’s funny, this wasn’t some long held dream. We knew we wanted to live somewhere besides Austin. It was just too big and busy. We traveled to Belice, Thailand, Turkey, always asking, “could we live her here?” Stepping off the bus in Bacalar just felt right. That was before we even saw the lake. We were home.


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