the stuck truck
Barbara and the Sew Much Hemp Shop
After being stuck up on the hill for over a week because of the rain, I decided to come back down here to check it out for the night and found an awesome room at a place called Coconut Row Guest House.
I was planning on spending the night at The Funky Dodo, but after seeing Coconut Row, which is pretty much right in front of the Funky Dodo, I just couldn't bring myself to check into the hostel.
my first glimpse of Coconut Row....
the rows of coconuts, leading to the sea
I assumed that this place was way out of my price range, but I called the number on the sign anyway and ended up getting a pretty sweet deal, due to it being the slow season and all. (Man, I love slow season!)
view from the sea - I'm on the first floor, right side
the downstairs, outside lounge area
i LOVE all the colors!
2 beds, 2 chairs, coffee maker, small fridge....
view from my room. LOVE.
I have the beach, the sea, and the hammock all to myself.
I have to thank Trip for allowing me to do all of these things that I do while I'm waiting around to get my residency and start looking for work again.
He can somehow stay up on the hill for weeks at a time without losing his sanity, but he knows that I'll go completely crazy if I don't get out of there once in a while, and he tries to make sure that we have a little bit of money for me to get away for a night or two when I need to.
And, one last note here before I download the rest of my pictures for the next post - I was under the assumption that the bus going from Dangriga to Punta Gorda was going to go IN TO the village of Hopkins.... but it only stopped at the turn off for Hopkins, which left me with a 3 mile walk into town.
this road, for three miles... do you see the amount of shade offered by the trees??
I walked for almost an hour before a nice guy named Carlos in a big dump truck stopped and offered me a ride. I had only been passed by one other truck the whole time and I was feeling a slight heat stroke coming on, so I accepted.