We caught a collectivo to go to Pochutla and as we got partway along I realized I had left my purse in our room in Mazunte. I hadn't been carrying it at all because it was just to hot. So I got off the collectivo at San Antonio junction and Don went on with our luggage. I got in a taxi with a couple of other woman to go back to Mazunte. When I got back to David's and asked him about it, he ran up the stairs and met the maid coming down with my purse. So I went back to the main street and caught another collectivo to Pochutla. I shared that ride with a young girl from Ottawa who has been hitch hiking around Mexico with friends for a couple of months. (Went on a 2 week holiday which got extended due to all the places to go and sites to see!)
This collectivo was much more broken down and dirty than the ones we rode in, but I always forgot to take a picture of the ones we were in - due to the need to get in and out quickly, I guess.
When I got to Pochutla, I managed to find Don at the bus depot where he was waiting with all the luggage. We had to wait awhile for a bus, apparently one had gone while Don was waiting for me. But when we were on the bus to Huatulco, we had to stop and pick up passengers and luggage from another bus that had broken down. So we said that was probably the bus we would have been on, if I hadn't forgotten my purse!
We got a taxi from the bus depot in Huatulco which took us to our hotel. We got registered and then had one of the owners, Roberto, offer to give us a little tour of the area and take us into the centre of town to a restaurant. So Roberto and Blanco(?) took us around some of the nearby beaches and then downtown and dropped us off at Dona Lupita's for lunch. By the time we were eating it was 4:00 so maybe it was lupper or linner? It had cooled off enough by the time we were done that we walked around downtown a little and finally found some real vanilla to buy. We walked back to the hotel and drank a beer we had picked up along the way. Then we went down to the nearest beach for a swim. It's a very steep slope into the ocean, so a little dangerous - red flag - but I managed to only breathe a little ocean!!
Then we retired - no supper - the internet doesn't work very well in our room - noisy nightclub - and at 6:00 am a very loud sprayer started up. Yikes, not the best night in a hotel, but today's a new day.