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I have still had no luck from the beach although I have now managed to get some squid and fresh prawns so that I can have a go with bait instead of lures.
I have also spent $350 on a whole Panga for myself for tuesday next week for 10 hours. If I dont catch on that trip I think I will take up crochet or something:giveup: .
The weather is a constant 90 to 97 degrees out here, oh I wish we could have a couple of hours of rain right now:) . The first layer of my nice golden tan is peeling off but I hope to replace that before I get back home.
Today was disaster day, we were booked on a horse riding excursion in the Sierra Madre moutains so got the wifes camera case out of her handbag before we went only to find that some thieving B*****d has helped themselves to the camera and left the case. Hotel security are now looking into it.
We had a great day on the horses and then on the way back got a taxi a mile from where the bus dropped us off. The stupid driver drove straight past our hotel and when we told him slammed on the brakes and reversed at high speed along the inside lane of a dual carriageway right into another taxi coming out of the hotel exit. My wife banged her head making her a little dizzy (nothing new there:unsure: ) and I pulled a muscle in my back which is now giving me grief:yucky: . He still took the fare though!!!
ne thing that brightened my day though. Every time we go on holiday, we get a hurricane, earthquake or similar. My neighbour was having a laugh before we left saying ¨enjoy the earthquake¨. What did I just hear on the news? Kent gets its worst earthquake for 500 years and we are sitting in the sun:clap3: . Laugh, I nearly P****d myself:roll1: .
Oh well thats it for now, I will update you all on here next week if I have managed to catch anything.
 

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I have still had no luck from the beach although I have now managed to get some squid and fresh prawns so that I can have a go with bait instead of lures.
I have also spent $350 on a whole Panga for myself for tuesday next week for 10 hours. If I dont catch on that trip I think I will take up crochet or something:giveup: .
The weather is a constant 90 to 97 degrees out here, oh I wish we could have a couple of hours of rain right now:) . The first layer of my nice golden tan is peeling off but I hope to replace that before I get back home.
Today was disaster day, we were booked on a horse riding excursion in the Sierra Madre moutains so got the wifes camera case out of her handbag before we went only to find that some thieving B*****d has helped themselves to the camera and left the case. Hotel security are now looking into it.
We had a great day on the horses and then on the way back got a taxi a mile from where the bus dropped us off. The stupid driver drove straight past our hotel and when we told him slammed on the brakes and reversed at high speed along the inside lane of a dual carriageway right into another taxi coming out of the hotel exit. My wife banged her head making her a little dizzy (nothing new there:unsure: ) and I pulled a muscle in my back which is now giving me grief:yucky: . He still took the fare though!!!
ne thing that brightened my day though. Every time we go on holiday, we get a hurricane, earthquake or similar. My neighbour was having a laugh before we left saying ¨enjoy the earthquake¨. What did I just hear on the news? Kent gets its worst earthquake for 500 years and we are sitting in the sun:clap3: . Laugh, I nearly P****d myself:roll1: .
Oh well thats it for now, I will update you all on here next week if I have managed to catch anything.
Youl catch a biggie soon Terry! I think i would have booted that coach driver up the aris! Yeah my mum got woken up by the earth quake and she lives in Herne Bay!
 

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Hi Cascars
Sorry to hear about the accident but as they say "every cloud has a silver lining"
What sort of boat are you going to buy when your claim gets paid.
Remember to act dumb and when thay offer you a satisfactory figure say all innocent like "thats in Sterling of course isn't it?"
 
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Hi all, into the second week of my hols now and will soon be on my way home.
Since my last report we have been on a quad bike excursion which is something I would never recommend to anyone to try without thoroughly checking out the outfit that runs it.
Ours was run by Wild ATV Tours of Puerto Vallarta and was a shambles. Apart from my wife and I on a double bike there were four young Americans between 22 and 28 and another US couple of about our age also on a double. We set off on what were a very poor excuse for roads most just being very dusty tracks through the local villages. On one of these there was a water pipeline being laid in 8 foot deep trenches about 4 ft wide. The ‘road’ alongside it was very slippery with the loose dust along with deep ruts hidden beneath it. One of the young Americans ended up getting stuck in one of the ruts and careering into the trench at over 20 mph. His bike ended up wedged against the walls at an angle, he was covered in cuts and scrapes and very lucky to have got out alive. After about an hour our guide came back with a replacement bike and we continued.
A couple of hours later after a quick stop for refreshments another one of the group, a girl, had to avoid a dog that ran at her while she was doing about 40mph. She hit a bank of dusty earth and shot into the air through a barbed wire fence taking out about 50 feet of it before coming down on her side with the bike on top of her. She was quite badly hurt and we initially thought that she had broken her leg and hip. She also had deep cuts from the barbed wire all over her face and body, was covered in bruises and broke a tooth. It turned out that guide did not have a 2 way radio, mobile phone or even a first aid kit. We were a good half hour from the nearest civilisation so the guide set off for help yet again leaving the girl in agony on the ground and the rest of us trying to help her the best we could. It was about 90 minutes before he came back with a taxi for her. By now most of us had had enough. My wife went back to the ATV centre with the girl while the rest of us very slowly rode our quads back. The staff had not even asked the girl how she was or made any effort to attend to her injuries. To add insult to injury they then tried to charge the American group for the damage to the bikes! When we checked the bikes that we had all been riding, most of them had serious defects which could have caused even more serious accidents. When we threatened to involve the Police, the company cut the bill for repairs by 50%. We just wanted to get the hell away from there so the group paid up.
If ever you go abroad and get the chance to take one of these tours, please be very careful, check what you are signing and also check the roadworthiness of the vehicles you will be using!
Today I went on my 10 hours fishing trip. I had a great time and have posted a full report here, but I eventually broke my run of bad luck while fishing with 2 x 75lb Yellowfin Tuna as well as 6 others to about 50lb!

Tomorrow is the Tequila tour and then a couple of days to recover from the expected hangover before I fly back to civilisation. There have been some really good parts of this holiday but also a few that have convinced me never to come back to this part of the world again!
Catch you all next week if I do not get back on WSF before then.
Tight lines all
Terry
 

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Hi all, into the second week of my hols now and will soon be on my way home.
Since my last report we have been on a quad bike excursion which is something I would never recommend to anyone to try without thoroughly checking out the outfit that runs it.
Ours was run by Wild ATV Tours of Puerto Vallarta and was a shambles. Apart from my wife and I on a double bike there were four young Americans between 22 and 28 and another US couple of about our age also on a double. We set off on what were a very poor excuse for roads most just being very dusty tracks through the local villages. On one of these there was a water pipeline being laid in 8 foot deep trenches about 4 ft wide. The ‘road’ alongside it was very slippery with the loose dust along with deep ruts hidden beneath it. One of the young Americans ended up getting stuck in one of the ruts and careering into the trench at over 20 mph. His bike ended up wedged against the walls at an angle, he was covered in cuts and scrapes and very lucky to have got out alive. After about an hour our guide came back with a replacement bike and we continued.
A couple of hours later after a quick stop for refreshments another one of the group, a girl, had to avoid a dog that ran at her while she was doing about 40mph. She hit a bank of dusty earth and shot into the air through a barbed wire fence taking out about 50 feet of it before coming down on her side with the bike on top of her. She was quite badly hurt and we initially thought that she had broken her leg and hip. She also had deep cuts from the barbed wire all over her face and body, was covered in bruises and broke a tooth. It turned out that guide did not have a 2 way radio, mobile phone or even a first aid kit. We were a good half hour from the nearest civilisation so the guide set off for help yet again leaving the girl in agony on the ground and the rest of us trying to help her the best we could. It was about 90 minutes before he came back with a taxi for her. By now most of us had had enough. My wife went back to the ATV centre with the girl while the rest of us very slowly rode our quads back. The staff had not even asked the girl how she was or made any effort to attend to her injuries. To add insult to injury they then tried to charge the American group for the damage to the bikes! When we checked the bikes that we had all been riding, most of them had serious defects which could have caused even more serious accidents. When we threatened to involve the Police, the company cut the bill for repairs by 50%. We just wanted to get the hell away from there so the group paid up.
If ever you go abroad and get the chance to take one of these tours, please be very careful, check what you are signing and also check the roadworthiness of the vehicles you will be using!
Today I went on my 10 hours fishing trip. I had a great time and have posted a full report here, but I eventually broke my run of bad luck while fishing with 2 x 75lb Yellowfin Tuna as well as 6 others to about 50lb!

Tomorrow is the Tequila tour and then a couple of days to recover from the expected hangover before I fly back to civilisation. There have been some really good parts of this holiday but also a few that have convinced me never to come back to this part of the world again!
Catch you all next week if I do not get back on WSF before then.
Tight lines all
Terry
Sounds like the bike company should be named after the the tackle shop MASTURBATERS!!!
 
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