We love living in a small community. The people are friendly and willing to share their insider knowledge.
A few days ago while I was working on Tormenta Isla book #3 of the Isla Mujeres Mystery series, I was stuck for an answer.
|Captain Tony Garcia|
Captain Tony is a well-known wedding, special-occasion and island-ambiance photographer.
Indio was his dad’s nickname, and his is Apache. He always has fun stories to tell about growing up on the island.
|Isauro Martinez – Indio Golf Cart Rentals|
And then there is Freddy Medina who has been a good friend since we moved to the island.
In the first novel of the series, Treasure Isla Book, I had one of my main characters, Yasmin Medina, jokingly name the crocodile that lives at the Hacienda Mundaca Park after her fictional cousin Freddy.
The real Freddy owns the El Arrecife Bar in Centro. He and his five sisters have been fabulous a source of island information and personal stories, especially for our weekly blogs.
|Freddy and Yadira – after Christmas parade|
Many other islanders and ex-pats have big-heartedly answered questions, contributed bits of information, and recounted funny anecdotes.
It’s all part of the island colour that I try to bring alive in the novels.
My recent questions went something like this:
|Chatting while cleaning the day’s catch.|
Is the lagoon jammed with boats by the time everyone gets their vessel inside the area? “They are tight around the edges but not in the center. The center is muddy and if you drop anchor there, the boat would move. Berthed at a marina or tied to the trees is much better.”
|Morning gossip group – I gave them all a copy of this pic.|
You just can’t get that type of information from the internet. (Okay, maybe I could have eventually found the name of the bay on Google.)
You may be wondering why most of my information comes from men and not women. Maybe because the guys like to gossip, to chat, to chew-the-fat?
I don’t know. What do you think?
Cheers Lynda & Lawrie
Available on Amazon e-books $2.99 USD
CA review on September 26, 2017
Here are the links: