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Sandy Beaches

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"Sandy Beaches" by  Delbert McClinton   Delbert is an old school, Texas roadhouse blues rocker and perennial workhorse from my high school days. Coincidentally and fortuitously for you kind reader, he sings about Mexico frequently. This is an old song that someone has added cheesy shots of people 50 years younger than Delbert (40 for me) but you'll get the idea. So on November 12th we left New York and flew to Yucatan this time because frankly Mexico was one of the few countries open to perpetual wanderers and had low Covid cases. We ended up this apartment in Cancun. We like to stay just inside the Mexican neighborhoods on the the far border between the tourist and the local areas....but not too far. Obvious price and cultural differences (we get to practice Spanish in real time and frequent more authentic markets and restaurants) meant that the Punta Sam neighborhood fit the bill. The apartment complex was located on the lagoon opening up to the Caribbean Sea, with a vi