After unloading about 10 pounds of sand each in our first warm shower in a week, Mary and took a short nap followed by dinner at an outdoor restaurant. Again not amazing food and even worse service, but great company makes that not matter at all.
We were all pretty much finished eating when the power went out to the entire city. The hum of generators ceased, street lights went out and all that was left was the sounds of the jungle. I had read at the hotel that outages are common due to the vast quantity of trees surrounding the area. The restaurant brought out bottles with candles atop and we continued to enjoy each other’s company by candlelight. It turned the fun trip to eat into a quaint little adventure of its own. An unexpected treat for sure followed by one of the most restful nights sleep I’ve had for quite a while.