We are temporarily renting a place (Villas Bugambillas) until our new house gets built.
(See the post on Villas Bugambillas).
Behind us is an old road that leads into the village called O Campo.
We often make the trek into the village along that road.
Here are some of the sights along the way.
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In this season after the summer rains the hedges are lush, verdant and filled with yellow daisies over six feet high entangled with blue Morning Glories.
Out here in the west beyond the village the road is a very much potholed and sometimes muddy.
Below- These daises are ten feet high.
Below-Horses hooves on cobblestones is a regular sound from our unit.
Beside the road giant Poinsetta trees flower at this time of year (Oct-Dec-Jan) .
For more information on how this plant became synonymous with Christmas see here.
Horses are are a common sight in the village as is the sound of their hooves on the cobblestones..
….as are sleeping dogs.
Below-Last week (Dec 9th) was the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe and many windows in the village had altars set up.
This one though is one of many permanent ones scattered along the streets.
Below– Singing while walking on the waters?
Below– The village Plaza.
Below-the old church. This was built in 1531 not many years after the conquest.
Below- The newer church of San Andras (St Andrew patron saint of fishermen) which was built in 1749 replacing an earlier one of 1535 which was destroyed in a hurricane.
For more on this little village see my friend Jim Cooks excellent blog here.
Below– Next to the original Old Posada on the waterfront under giant old Eucalyptus trees.
Under one of those trees an Indian woman has sat for all the years we have come here weaving.
This area is where the boat would land on the pier before the road was built in the sixties.
Below-Always a surprise within open doorways.
Below-In La Floresta a neighborhood laid out spaciously in the seventies.
Below-the Plaza in late afternoon.
Below– A ride back home on the bus which costs 7 pesos or about 50 cents.
The route that goes through the villages shakes and rattles on the cobblestones and squeezes through many tight spaces .
Luckily there is a co driver !