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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Sunset Cruise

Lake Chapala, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Billy has been mentioning a sunset cruise on Lake Chapala for a long time.

He contacted Fernando, a boat captain to arrange for time, date and price.

Off we go!

Looking back at the pier from Lake Chapala

Looking back at the pier from the boat on Lake Chapala, Mexico

It was another perfect evening here in Chapala. We met some friends just before 6pm and jumped into the lancha.

Sunset was at 6:30!

Lighthouse on Lake Chapala, Mexico

A closer look at the Lighthouse at the end of the pier

 

 

 

 

Chapala has an attractive pier with a tiny lighthouse at the end of it.

This lighthouse serves as a mini-historical museum with painted scenarios from the past. You will see indigenous peoples, the Spanish coming to Chapala, and some famous city founders.

Lovers who visit continue a custom of engraving tiny locks with their initials, and locking them to the wrought iron work that encloses the lighthouse. This same custom is done in various cities and towns all over Mexico.

Fernando, our captain, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Fernando, our boat Captain

We puttered along the coastline taking in the view of the town from the lake itself. This was the whole point of the "Sunset Cruise" - that, and of course, to watch the sun go down from a different perspective.

Grasses growing from Lake Chapala, Mexico

Grasses growing from Lake Chapala

Here we are looking south across the lake to the towns on the other side opposite the malecon in Chapala.

The ripples from our boat undulate in front of the grasses which grow out from the rich bottom soil of the lake.

Fishermen at sunset on Lake Chapala, Mexico

Fishermen at Sunset on Lake Chapala

This little fishing boat held what appeared to be a family with one of the men rowing, another was the lead fisherman, and the youngest must have been one of their sons.

It's beautiful how their stark silhouettes stand out against the golden background of the sunset colors.

Fisherman throwing his net out on Lake Chapala

Fisherman throwing his net out on Lake Chapala

How many times a year do you think this man throws his net out into the water to catch fish? I would guess his father was a fisherman, and the son will be as well.

Fisherman showing his recent catch, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Fisherman showing his recent catch

Both the oarsman and the fisherman are smiling. Dinner is assured!

Looking back at the shore from the boat, Lake Chapala, Mexico

The view west of Chapala

As you can see here, the hills around the lake are a bit dry.

Rainy season isn't until mid-June. April and May are the hottest months in the area and dust will kick up, covering these hills in a haze.

Romantic boat ride on Lake Chapala, Mexico

Romantic Sunset boat ride on Lake Chapala

The sunset is mesmerizing and we all watch it unfold before our very eyes.

Beautiful Sunset on Lake Chapala from the boat

Beautiful sunset on Lake Chapala from our boat

 

 

 

 

It was worth coming out and taking this cruise, just to see this!

The waves from the boat make a crystalline splash in the sun, and colors are copper and gold.

Billy and Akaisha on the boat

Having more fun than anyone...

Here we are again, embarrassingly happy and grateful for our chosen financially-free lifestyle.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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