Shrimp day in Loreto!

LOCATION: Loreto, Baja California, Mexico

WEATHER: Perfect! Mid 70s

We awoke to a beautifull sight — bougainvillea flowers floating in the swimming pool in front of our house…..

Due to an unstocked refrigerator, we headed out to find breakfast. On the town square, we found a cute place and ordered “huevos divorciados” which we were curious about. Translated as “divorced eggs” on the menu, we were still puzzled. The plate arrived with 2 eggs, each “over easy” and placed separately on the dish, one with green sauce and one with red sauce. Now we know! The downtown square is quaint and pretty, with lovely trimmed trees forming pedestrian avenues around the square.

We strolled along the waterfront, occasionally greeted by fishermen asking us if they could take us out on a boat ride around the island. We may do that one day. Then, we happily got lost wandering around interesting neighborhoods.

We found a darling little restaurant for lunch on a side street. The owner was so glad to see us. Alexis ordered an “aqua chile” which is raw shrimp, butterflied and marinated like ceviche, served in a bath of cilantro/chile water. Really good and beautifully served. Margaritas accompanied this lunch – one regular and one with cucumber. Interesting and refreshing

George and I split an order of shrimp tacos, probably the best we have ever had.

We found a grocery store to stock up. Across the street, a lady was selling fresh shrimp, which we couldn’t resist. We bought a kilo for dinner tonight.

Our last stop was a tortilleria where we bought a dozen for about $.50.

A lovely day! We relaxed in the afternoon, then George grilled the shrimp on the barbecue. He made some homemade pico de gallo which we ate with the shrimp on our fresh tortillas. Yum! We have a lot of shrimp left for future meals.

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