South of the Border - Yucatan Bound travel blog


We traveled a little differently today. Margrita and I rode together in their car and Joe drove our MH and Jeep and Hutch drove their MH. So Margrita and I were the tour guides. We left early and it was an easy drive of about 97 miles to our new home for the next 3 nights at Club Nautico RV Park in Campeche.

We had lovely gulf views all along the coast and the town of Champoton was quite scenic. There were some beautiful spacious homes along some stretches of this road, some with swimming pools and all with excellent ocean views. We took what's called the libre route; that's the free road so no tolls today.

The RV Park was really nice and we had full hook-ups. We had our daily social hour at 4 o'clock in a lovely covered cabanna. The staff had arranged for laundry pick-up and delivery of water and propane. We were on our own for dinner and we dined at home to eat up some more pork as we'll have another of the dreaded agriculture inspections on our next driving day.

We met a couple from Key West at Isla Aguada; they were traveling on their own and driving a Dutch Star. He gave a very interesting astronomy presentation. After dark, we all gathered around the dock in a very eery, seance-like kind of setting. His name was Bill and he had set up a true-to-scale, candle-lit model solar system surrounded by the Zodiac. He pointed out the major constellations with a laser light, and he explained the concept of a light year, the evolution of astronomical beliefs, how to tell time by looking at the night sky, and many more such topics. It was very interesting.

Now it's time for bed and our city tour of Campeche tomorrow.

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