Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Harold has a Birthday

WHERE ARE WE? La Penita, Mexico

Today we started our day by helping our neighbors with a couple projects.  Harold had a problem with reverse polarity on his RV since the electrician worked on the plug yesterday.  We quickly changed the wires, and all is good.  Doug wanted to check that the brakes on his trailer were working well so the boys hooked up the cable and confirmed that they were working great.

Our other neighbor Louis was out walking Monty his dog (horse) He is a great Dane!!!

I want to show you how the guys catch the sand crabs around here.  First, they identify a hole in the sand that is large enough to indicate a good size crab is in there.  The holes go about 3 feet into the sand.  Next, they fill the hole with dry sand which runs all the way down to where the crab is.

Then they start digging, and as they dig, they follow the white sand circle down about 3 feet where the crab is hiding.

They seem to know exactly where to stop so they don't damage the crab with their shovel, and they reach in and dig and there he is.

It would take a few of them to make a meal I'm afraid.

There are also smaller ghost crabs that Archie likes to chase.  They are almost transparent and run very fast and dart into their holes.  The guys scared one out and I got a picture of it.  It is only like the size of a silver dollar!

Our neighbors were busy playing a game called chromeino.  It looks interesting.

We had some fun around the palapa because it was Harolds birthday.  Some games and then cake was a great end to the day.

We had another sunset tonight if you can imagine that.  It's absolutely amazing.  

I will end it today with a pretty full moon that we had.  Pictures don't do it justice.  Goodnight.


  1. Looks like an awesome day!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Harold.
    Those sand crabs are amazing. They are deep holes!
    What a gorgeous sunset!

  3. A Belated Birthday wish to Harold.
    Lots of work to get those Sand Crabs.
    Looks like you are still enjoying your time in Mexico.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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