March 13: Playa Blanca
Alarm clock at 6.30am: today we go to Playa Blanca and we don't know how yet. After 2hrs we take the Alcatraz, a boat that tours to the natural park of Islas Rosario and will drop us off at Playa Blanca. 25k pesos r/t + 12k pesos taxes (?). Boat is not bad, I enjoy the deck & the sun but the ride is quite long: 2.5 hrs to get to Rosario, 1hr to snorkel around or visit the aquarium, 1hr to Playa Blanca. The beach there is completely full of day trippers and boats of various types and dimensions, including jet skies, which doen't impress me despite the beauty. We walk away from the crowd asap and we find a nice cabana at Refugio de Carol, 30k pesos w bath outside and bucket shower. Fresh natural juice for 4k pesos, about $2. This spot is relatively quiet and we can enjoy the white sand and turquoise water without neighbors walking on our towels. The good thing is the most of the crowd returns to Cartagena at around 3.30pm, leaving the beach to the few adventurous staying for the night. This eve I'm lucky to use the last bucket of fresh water of the day for my shower: the truck didn't come today...sorry... Our host - with speech problems- suggests: why don't you wash in the sea?? Thank you. Robbert ends up buying his shower next door: a gallon of fresh water for $1.5. Dinner at Mama Ruth where we have nice conversations w Argentinians: $8 each for fresh fish, rice and veggies. Good value. Nice starry sky, little light pollution. All the guesthouses use empty gallons of water as candle holders: very pretty.
10/3/2013 04:03:05 pm
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