Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 9th, 2010. Villas Onac, Teachapan to San Blas, 145 miles.

We left the Villas Onac, reluctantly having spent a super few days here but if we are to get to Puerto Vallarta by next week, we've got to keep heading south. The weather has changed a little. Last nights winds have brought clouds and we have light rain intermittently on our drive. We came on Mex 15 on the toll road. Expensive - 2 toll booths totalling 400 pesos, about $33.00. Leaving Mex 15, we wound through the mountains before descending into San Blas. San Blas is not like Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan. There's no "Gold Zone" or scads of tourists. It is a small, rustic, off the beaten track place, with a beautiful old town. However, our intent was not to stay in San Blas but head a little further south to a campground recommended by Paul & Terry, a couple from Canada, who had arrived at the Villas Onac the day before we left. El Chaco R.V. Park is located just a couple of miles from San Blas but does not have the jejene(pronounced he-he-nee) problem. San Blas is home to this nasty little gnat that are most prevalent in the summer months but they can show up at any time. They're a sort of sand fly and are quite tiny but with a big bite. They are the reason given why San Blas has been saved from becoming another Cancun or Ixtapa. We arrived at the park and there is only one other RV here which looks as though the owners have taken up residency here. We will talk to them on Saturday. As with most places, the sidewalks roll up early and by sunset, which is a big red glowing ball in the sky, everyone is settling in and whilst Tom has a cold beer, I am sipping on a glass of white wine from Chile.

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