We decided to do a little driving tour of our a little corner of Margarita this morning, since we'd spent three of the last four days on a beach. With gas prices at less than four cents a litre, it was well within budget. We started at the outdoor market where my husband bought the merlot coloured jersey of his beloved football team Venezuela's Vinotino.
Cats and dogs are part of the landscape here. Most look fairly healthy, I never saw anyone being mean to them and they lie wherever they wish, taking their time moving out of the way when you meet them on a road. They don't pester you when you're eating but often sit nearby and love a little scratch behind the ears. A few we saw were not in very good shape at all. Like any other animal it is survival of the fittest but it can be heartbreaking to see.
Thanks to our tour with Steve and Marsella on Wednesday we remember what was hidden behind this colourful stretch of buildings... a delightful boardwalk with charming restaurants and shops and a white sandy beach.
We made a plan to spend the day on this beach later in the week.