I guess not so much of a sailing adventure yet as will be travelling some more overland before getting another sailing passage.
Arrived in Mexico on the 29th January into Cancun. I was told to get out of Cancun as its just a bit of a messy city with high prices so i headed like most people do down the road to Playa Del Carmen. OK this is just a big tourist place by the sea but it was actually quite nice, a mix of young families, old folk and young people. Lots of restaurants and bars but all quite civil. The temperature was warm and cool at night, a nice way to get back into living in a warmer climate.
The beach at Playa Del Carmen –
A wonderful bird is the pelicanHis bill will hold more than his belican,He can take in his beakEnough food for a weekBut I’m damned if I see how the helican!
The most reasonable place i could find to stay was in fact a Spanish language school, unfortunately the students would come down for breakfast and then all practice their Spanish together. This made me feel a little inadequate on the language front and wondered whether i should be doing a course or not. I had heard that if you go down into South America you do really need to pick up a bit of the lingo otherwise it can be a bit difficult. Not really having the time to spend on a 2/3 week course i will have to pick up a few words on the way to help me get by.
After a few days (noches) i travelled to the nearby island of Cozumel a 45 minute (menos) ride away on a fast ferry. The island seems to get bombarded by cruise ships every single day, some times more than one cruise ship comes into the same dock. The passengers must like to spend their money on jewellery and watches as most of the sea front is full of shops selling expensive items with guards wearing flak jackets tooled up ready for action. These shops normally close as soon as the tourists are seen heading back to their boats.
Cozumel sea front west coast –
Cozumel sea front by the ferry drop off –
One of the many pesky cruise ships –