Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
Lake Chapala, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Billy has been mentioning a
sunset cruise on
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 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
Sunset was at 6:30!
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 boat
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
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
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
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
Fisherman showing his recent catch
Both the oarsman and the fisherman are
smiling. Dinner is assured!
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 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 our
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.
Having more fun than anyone...
Here we are again, embarrassingly happy and
grateful for our chosen financially-free lifestyle.
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kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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