July 02, 2009 GMT
Puerto Escondido and the Pacific Coast

P1170713.jpgescondido3.jpg A few more days of Escondido and it was time to move on down the coast, we stopped at another little fishing village on the coast that had been overrun by hippies in the 70s and was still thriving on backpackers and budget travellers, and stayed in one of our favourite rooms so far. We moved into a little second floor room with a window and balcony that looked out over Zipolite beach and the Pacific Ocean.
beachwindow.jpgzipolite beach.jpg The Beach at Zipolite
On our second night there we saw what looked like a green light bouncing off the waves as they broke on the shore. In the morning we asked the owner what it was that we had seen , and she told us that it was phosphorescence, and it was the brightest that she had seen in her 15 years of living there, apparently we had had quite a treat.
On out 3rd day in Zipolite our old friends Dan and Stacey e.mailed us to tell us that they were in Escondido, and that another biker that we had met in Baja was also arriving there in the next day or two. We had been a few days ahead of these guys for the last couple of weeks, so we decided to backtrack to Puerto Escondido to hang out with them for a couple of days.
We rode back to Escondido and spent the next few days exchanging stories of breakdowns, near misses, and Police encounters, good and bad, with our fellow bikers.
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The gang back together again!

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Release the beast!
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The lot of us took a trip out to a beach a few miles down the road and released some baby turtles into the ocean, we relaxed on the beach and drank on our porch, it was great to be back together again, but, as ever, the clock was ticking and the rainy season was fast approaching, so after our little catch up, we packed up once again and headed off toward the Yucatan.

Posted by Dan Shell at July 02, 2009 06:31 AM GMT
 
 

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