now a bit about this little mexican town we've chosen to plant ourselves in for a while... sayulita is a little fishing and surfing village about 30 minutes north of puerto vallarta in the state of nayarit.
while traveling with family in mexico years ago, ian and i got to stay in sayulita for one night. we were dropped off in the middle of town and just wandered around. we found some guys who were shaping surfboards and they drove us in the back of their pickup truck to a place we could have for the night. we stayed, we surfed, we fell in love with sayulita. so much so that, having spent only 24 hours in the town, we decided to get married here 5 years ago. ...and here we are again.
sayulita only has somewhere around 4,000 residents. it feels really small. we walk everywhere - la plaza, la playa, las, tiendas, la escuela. sometimes, instead of using the bridge, we've put the kids on our backs and walked through the rio that runs through town. on just our little street, we walk past wandering chickens, babies riding on motorcycles, kids driving atvs, trash and shit and tropical flowers, roving dogs, tourists, surfers, and ancient ones. there is a lot of life here and it feels like we are right in the middle of it. at least for now it is all exciting.