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.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
The main attractions of
Escondido are its beaches, which have become internationally known. The area
also is attractive to scuba divers because of the variety of fish, large
oysters, lobsters and manta rays.
There is a
Coastal Path one
is able to walk along the Pacific Coast giving excellent views.
We hiked this beautiful
path years ago and thought it would be fun to do it again.
Map showing the coastal path
This stone walkway, locally known as Andador
Escénico, used to go from the red arrow on the right, all the way to the last
arrow on the left before Puerto Angelito.
a bridge has been washed out.
You can see where the bridge was if you look
closely at about 7 o'clock on the above map. It is just below what is marked as
Casa Sheila. This older map shows the bridge still being there, but it isn't.
Red Snapper fills a
In order to get to the trail head,
Billy and his friend had to walk through the
fishermen who were unloading their morning catch.
Here is a crate filled with
fresh Red Snapper.
It was a good catch today,
and this pickup is filled with tuna.
Playa Principal and when you get to the boat ramp
take the lower path to begin this journey.
The stone pathway
This photo gives you a good view of the
well-constructed stone path along the coast.
Rugged Pacific Coast
This shot shows you the rugged beauty of the
Waves are crashing along the rocks below.
The path continues
Billy hiked during a lower tide so that the odds of success were
higher. You can see the water line below the path.
Looking back at where the boats are moored
At every turn, the path showed Nature's
Sturdy concrete pathway
The pathway is built for
people to have a stable and enjoyable meandering along the Ocean.
At this point in the walk,
Billy and his friend are still dry, but the waves are crashing against the
Playa Principal in the distance
If you look closely at the
center of this photo, you can see a fisherman on the point.
With the waves crashing
against the rocks, and the waves pounding the shore, the water is well aerated.
Fish love that!
The walkway along the
Here you see some cacti
growing in the small rocky crevices in this section of the path.
Actually, this doesn't look
a whole lot different than the terrain we have seen in
Waves are now blasting their way across
By now, the tide is rising enough so that the
walkway is drenched. Waves are breaking and spraying and Billy and his friend
are getting wet from the splashing.
The end of the walk for today
Billy's travel buddy and hiking expert, Ron,
is saying it's time to abort this hike.
The path had been washed
out and they would have had to
climb over these boulders to continue.
With the sea crashing below this was not
an advisable option.
Tranquil Playa Manzanillo
Manzanillo is where
the hike would have finished. But since part of the path had been washed
out, Billy and Ron took a taxi the next day to spend some time here.
This is a
sweet little beach with calm crystal clear waters lapping the shore.
To the left, out of the
photo is Puerto Angelito, another sweet beach worth visiting.
Even though part of the
walking trail isn't available anymore, it's still worth taking some time to
meander along and see the sensational views it offers.
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