My favorite time of day to lay in the hammock on the balcony overlooking the Mexican Riviera is late afternoon as the sun is on the other side of the house so the balcony is in the shade then. Sometimes the sun is so bright coming in the balcony window I have to drop the shades so I can see my computer.
Today is one of those bright sunshine days but luckily the carribean trade winds are still blowing steadily so it is not really hot. I helped bring in the water bottles from the SUV this morning. We get all our drinking water in town in water cooler type bottles. The water for washing is cistern water which is from rainwater that falls on the roof and goes down into a cistern under the house. It is then pumped up to the roof to gravity feeds into all the faucets. It is not purified so we do not drink the cistern water - it is only used for showering and washing dishes, etc. Bottled water is so cheap - only $1 for 5 gallons so it is a not an issue. We also bring gas here for the generator in 5 gallon containers. It seldom has to be used because the solar panels on the roof provide enough power. Usually the generator is only used when there is not enough sun on very rainy days.