Monday, February 23, 2009

Beach Weekend 2

The beach this weekend was an awesome break from being in Oaxaca, and it turns out we missed the "cold" weather they had here. It was about 90 degrees all three days we were there, and the water in the ocean was perfect. We tried a new beach this time, called Bahía de Chagué. Huatulco has 9 bays with over 33 beachs, and many of them are not accessible by car or foot, and you have to take a boat to them. However, when you're there on the weekend, Huatulco is a tourist location for many people in the country of Mexico. Since Oaxaca is one of the poorest states in the country, most Oaxacans do not get to go on vacation, and their resorts fill up with out of staters. We chose this beach because it was quiet and had awesome surf. The waves were about 3-4 feet and would crash right on the shore.

The bus ride is always fun, and this time sitting in the front row I could see the roads we were travelling on. Oaxaca's mountaineous terrain and poor infastructure makes traveling to this beach, only about 160 miles take over 7 1/2 hours. It is literally 7.5 hours of driving down back country roads, like Firetown Road in Granby. It got its nickname from last years group "the Vomit Comet" from those who forgot to take their dramamine before leaving Oaxaca. The drivers don't make it any better of a ride since they know the roads well, and fly around the corners in the middle of the night making it an exciting and scary ride.

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