I woke up at noon on July 8, 2012. Ivan and Lil Dave were both up already. Ivan, Lil Dave, Charisse, Noelle and I had breakfast at 12:15 pm at our hotel Sol Bahia Apartamentos. My scrambled eggs were runny.
It was an overcast day. Ivan was told that if you walk 5 minutes to the right of the hotel (facing the bay) you’ll reach a beautiful beach. We started walking on the rocks. It was definitely a lot farther than 5 minutes. It turned out to be 20 minutes away. We did have lovely views walking there though.
The beach was lovely with beautiful aquamarine waters.
We had lunch at the restaurant on the beach. Ivan and I shared fresh salmon and tuna. The tuna was very meaty and tasty! Lil Dave got a banana salad.
The sun had come out and the sky had cleared. Hurray! Ivan and I love sunny blue skies. We sat down on the beach.
We brought the inner tubes that we got from Elrow last night. They were perfect as a pillow. Ivan, Noelle and I took a short nap. Charisse went to nap under the shade.
We swam around in the water. It was so hot out that you HAD to jump in the water to cool off.
I love chilling and swimming at the beach. We saw lots of girls with no tops on, some of them shouldn’t have gone topless though – especially the big pregnant lady.
We started walking back on the road towards the hotel at 4:30 pm. This way was a lot quicker. Maybe this was the way that the guy thought was 5 minutes away.
Ivan has been having problems with his ears – they’re both filled with ear wax. He hasn’t been able to hear very well. Ivan and Noelle went to get stuff at the pharmacy. Noelle was there to speak in Spanish if needed.
We all got showered and dressed for the boat party.
We rushed over to Lineker’s to meet for the Garlands boat party. We got our free drink at the bar while watching the Federer vs. Murray Wimbledon match. Ivan and I were hoping that Murray would win. We left before the match finished.
A big group of about 150 people boarded the Garlands boat. We sailed out at 6:20 pm. The boat was advertised as having games, but we didn’t play any. I would have liked to play something fun like a cool drinking game. But, the boat was filled with mostly British people and the Brits don’t need any assistance in getting drunk.
We danced to funk house music and drank Strawberry-Lime cider.
The sunset turned out quite nice.
The boat arrived back at 9:45 pm. The bus was leaving at 9:45 pm goin to Space.. but we figured it would be a few minutes late since all the boats arrived late. We grabbed sandwiches at a store nearby and rushed to the bus.
We made it just in time. The bus was full and left at 10:05 pm headed to Space. The Garlands boat party included free entrance to the event We Love Space at the nightclub Space. I understand why they call it Space since it’s quite spacious.
Our favorite room was the lounge one with the red lights and the buddha on the wall.
We had fun dancing to hard trance in the main room – Hot Chip were on. You could feel the bass go through your body.
One of the coolest things about Space is that the roof is mesh in some of the rooms, so you can see and hear the airplanes fly above the club.
We left the club around 3:30 am and went in search for food. We found a good pizza place down the street called Pizza Piadina. Ivan and I each had a slice of mushroom pizza – it was really good. We got a taxi back to the hotel at 4 am.