The winds picked up overnight, and the morning wasn’t looking good for diving. Nick slept in while Curtis, BRK, and I went to breakfast. We found out from a friendly couple that the port was closed, so none of the diving boats could go out. I was disappointed, mostly because my camera was all ready and raring to go.
Kristen and I decided to make the most of the blustery day and took a trip into town. We hit up some stores and ate lunch at Tiki Tok Restaurant Bar. We enjoyed fish ceviche and shrimps. And some drinks, two of which were on the house. Afterward we stopped for gelato.
It was still windy on the oceanfront when we got back to the hotel, but I wasn’t going to let that deter me from catching some rays. I lubed up with sunscreen and headed out to the pool. The sun was hot, and between that and the wind, the temperature was perfect. Not so much when the sun went behind the clouds though. Nick joined me for a little while, but it was short lived. I fell into the pleasant state of half-sleep for a while. Little did I know at the time that it was actually a dehydration coma. When there was no break in the clouds for the foreseeable future, I ventured back into the room to nap. I woke up a couple of hours later with a terrible headache. I pounded a bunch of water and mooched some drugs off of Kristen.
By the time we were ready to eat my headache was almost gone, but my stomach was a little iffy. Nick stayed back again because he had just begun a riveting game of League. The rest of us ventured to get food. We decided to eat at La Hach, a restaurant Nick and I passed on the first night. I ordered chicken quesadillas because cheese cures everything. Kristen got a burger. When Curtis ordered the sea donkey, all of us (including the waiter) had a WTF moment. The sea donkey was in fact on the menu—some sort of burrito type dish. The food and another bottle of water was just what I needed to put me back in tip top shape.
La Hach didn’t have a dessert menu, so we decided to get some at the hotel. I tried flan for the first time. Not so good. Kristen assured me there’s much better flan out there, though. Nick joined us there for dinner as well. Two musicians were there playing live music. It was very soothing and romantic, much different than the pop fest we have the pleasure of listening to during the day.
Hopefully we’ll be able to dive tomorrow. If not, we’re going to take the ferry to a nearby island and do a bit of diving elsewhere.