Isla Mujeres Trip Report-Day 10

December7

No sunrise so I unconsciously decided to sleep until 9:30! D had already gotten the paper by the time I was up. Spent all day in the sun doing nothing. Did a lot of reading of “Girl on a Train”.

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We walked into Centro for dinner. There was no sunset again.

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We get such a kick out of the décor at La Lomita. We watched while all these magnolia blossoms were being painted onto the walls a couple of years ago.

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I swear they have the best French fries. I don’t mean the best on Isla or the best in Mexico, I mean THE BEST fries I have ever tasted in my life anywhere!

We were dining at Sardinian Smile but were too early for Sylvia so we went to La Lomita for beer and fries. We were over the moon with Sardinian Smile (follow the link for the full feature).

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We were home in time for wine & the stars.

Kath’s quote: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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Isa Mujeres Trip Report-Day 9

December6

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No sunrise to speak of but a wonderful morning routine returned.

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D walked to town

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while I went sea glass hunting. I made egg salad sandwiches for our breakfast. I had a nap as I hadn’t slept very well. It must have been the Kahlua night cap. D was in the hammock and I finished my book.

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It was a lovely lazy day. I went shelling twice. D did a lot of research on places to stay in 2017.

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A late shower and then some time on the front porch with Gloria & Huw.

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We were heading to the Grill Night Buffet at Priviledge Aluxes, but stopped to have a peak in the graveyard en route .

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We loved the décor, rib-eye, apps, desserts, etc.

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D and I on the bottom left, my second cousin across from us, her husband beside us, Bro #3 and L at the opposite end of the table and new friends G & C.

A good time was had by all!

Kath’s quote: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”. -Audrey Hepburn

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Captain’s Table

December5

How do you feel when you walk into an empty restaurant? Are you excited that you get your pick of tables or skeptical about what is coming out of the kitchen? I was pleasantly surprised by the fare at the Captain’s Table Fish and Chips, 1823 portage Ave. in spite of the restaurant being completely empty on a Monday evening. The helpful server told me that they are very busy at lunch and later in the week so keep this in mind if you plan to visit.

The restaurant was decorated in a quaint nautical theme so there was a lot to look at as I waited to pick up our dinner to go. When they handed me a brown bag full of food, I thought that I was getting someone else’s supper. I had ordered the Captain’s Combo with a salad/fries side as I thought that it would be the best way to sample a variety of their offerings.

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The sautéed jumbo prawns were perfectly prepared and still hot and firm when I got home. The breaded shrimp were fun to plop into cocktail sauce and pop into our mouths, having first removed the tail of course. There were two pieces of fish on the platter and I tried my best to determine which was cod and which was haddock, but failed to do so. The fries didn’t do very well on the short car ride home. They had cooled and needed to be reheated.

I must confess that I am a fish and chip snob, ordering them wherever we travel to compare the world’s to my favourite Winnipeg’s versions. The secret to delectable fries is the right potato and a two step frying process. The best fish in my humble opinion explodes with a crunch when you bite into it. How does the Captain’s Table fare to these exacting standards (I am being facetious here)? They missed the mark slightly on quality but I give them top marks for value-the $20 dinner fed two of us!

The Captain’s Table is locally owned by Garry Swain who I understand I had just missed that evening. They are open Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm. They have an all day menu with a special lunch only section and a take out menu available. The front door has one step which might prove difficult for persons with mobility issues.

Watch for Food Musings every second Wednesday in your copy of The Headliner, The Herald, The Lance, The Metro, The Sou’wester and The Times.

The Captain's Table Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Kath’s quote: “Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” ― L.M. Montgomery

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Isla Mujeres Trip Report-Day 8

December1

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The next morning was very windy with no sunrise. D finished his book and then we packed up for our move to Luna d’ Miel. There was an absolute cloud burst, then we thought it had cleared for our 11 am check out. Unfortunately that was only the first of a number of cloudbursts and we got soaked to the skin walking the sort distance to Roca Mar for a cab and then unloading at Luna d’Miel.

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Our apartment was still occupied so we headed to D’Luisa’s where we had cappuccinos and dried off.

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We still had another 3 hours until check in. As you can see above, I spent much of the time beachcombing.

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We walked through Colonias but stuck as close to the water as we could.

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We love staying on the airport strip where our neighbours  have million dollar homes along side the simplest of structures.

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We arrived back at Luna D’Miel about 1:30 and after a five minute wait for the floor to dry, we were home.

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D immediately took up permanent residence in the hammock and I ventured out a couple of times to beach comb and then it rained again, another time to read in the sun and then it rained again.

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We both felt much calmer and more relaxed at Luna D’Miel. We can’t explain it though.

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We arranged to have Bro #3 & L pick us up on their way to Casa de los Suenos. We were disappointed that there was no sunset but the staff were great hosts. We shared a cab home to listen to the Winnipeg Jets game and read our books.

Kath’s quote: “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

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Isla Mujeres 2016 Trip Report-Day7

November30

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There was a cloudy sunrise with a strong south wind.

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We knew that our time at the wonderful Villas San Miguel was coming to an end and so I kept taking pictures of it, to permanently remember how great our time had been.

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We made cucumber, cheese, mayo and cilantro on tortas for breakfast. We use fresh tortas from the super market, lime mayo, manchego cheese and lots of salt and pepper on the cucumbers. It is one of my favourite things to eat on the island. When I walked out our second floor door, the wind caught the cilantro and it landed in the swimming pool!

We had a visit with new neighbours from Alberta before they left. They loved Fredy’s pork chop and special shrimp. Then we read for a while around the pool

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and then off to my little spot for sea glass. D joined me and we walked home for Tino’s ribs for lunch.

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Afterward we researched a place for 2017 and ended up at the beach for a visit with the gang.

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We rarely make it to Playa Norte without first stopping in on our dear friend Hortenzia. Sometimes we just wave “hola” but typically we have a play with whichever grandkids she is watching over. She does so and runs her successful business at the same time-all with grace and patience.

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Then it was home to Villas San Miguel for a shower and drinks out by the seawall.

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We went shopping for supper ingredients and saw a partial sunset by the old Brisa Grill docks. We cooked fish, eggplant and rice at home and then went out to Pita Amore for flan.

Kath’s quote: “…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing”. ― E.F. Benso

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