RobT: We spent the day at the beach - pure hardship. :) Went for a swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. We stayed at Mancora Beach and Bungalows resort and we had a great room with an ocean view with a large private terrace, complete with a hammock . The hotel was situated on the old PanAmerican highway, which at one point was paved but now its all sand.
RobC: The Mancora Beach and Bungalows belongs to the son of some colleagues from the Peru days. I remember David as he was growing up and studying at the Roosevelt international school in Lima. A polite and intelligent chap, with a keen eye for business. He and his wife now have three hotels: one in Lima, the one where we stayed on the beach in northern Peru, and one in the San Blas Islands, Panama. The last one looks like quite a paradise (see www.corallodge.com)
Tomorrow, the long coastal desert road south to Trujillo.