We arrived in the Barra late in the afternoon on Thursday, and found a small hotel with rooms right above the ocean for 200 pesos a night. However, no phone service (in the whole town), no internet (in the whole town), and no hot water! Since it's so hot in Veracruz, though, we decided the lack of hot water was not a problem. We took a walk around the small village of only about 30 families, and headed down to the beach as the sun was getting low in the sky. Along the way, I was excited to find sand dollars washed up on beach. This is the first time I've ever found them in nature, and I picked up eight in less than an hour. We also noticed that a lot of people were out running on the beach, and thought it was interesting to see so many people out exercising.
The next morning, we woke to the sound of howling wind and light rain, as the weather had abruptly turned stormy.
Visiting La Barra de Sontecomapan was quite an adventure, and I won't soon forget the group effort of the people, young and old, to bring in the fish for the town. Like all towns, I know this one is growing, and I'm happy that we got to experience its simple charm while it was still small.
As we begin a new week, I wish you all the best, and Buenas Noches.