A Day Trip To Ballenita And Farallón Dillon (continued)
|The gallery wall at sunset (from the back).
||The gallery wall after sunset (from the front).|
|This view is from Yolanda's balcony and shows the sun setting over Salinas.
After we took our leave and walked away, I was quite awed. I thought they were such a grand couple, and their charm as well as their accomplishments made a big impression on me. We walked through Ballenita in the early evening darkness on our way to the bus stop. A vehicle suddenly passed us from behind then pulled over and stopped. A person got out and held the door open. It was Yolanda, with the captain at the wheel. They were headed to Salinas for a major event (there had been an international surfing competition, and tonight was the big party). They graciously offered to give us a ride to La Libertád. As it turned out, the busses stopped running at seven, and it was already past seven. We would have had a long walk, hours long, but instead, we had a speedy ride in a private car, thanks to the captain and Yolanda.
When we got back to the boat, everybody was tired and we retired shortly. We all agreed it was a very interesting day. What started out as a 25-cent bus ride to explore something new turned into an opportunity to meet a fascinating couple, explore their estate, and enjoy their hospitality. You just never know what's going to happen when you head off into the unknown.