Recently, I was blessed to visit Mexico and indulge in the awesomeness of Cozumel. Thank you mi amiga Kim! While we weren’t necessarily off the grid, it was a much-needed and appreciated cultural change. I have never seen so many shades of a smoky blue sky streaked against the mint greens of gulf waters. I found myself simply staring and wondering about the sea life below.
We found out about the underworld on a half day snorkeling excursion. What an incredible experience! As we viewed the life below, we saw a nurse shark, a sting ray, starfish the size of beach balls and fish of every color. Regrettably, I didn’t have a GoPro nor did I splurge for an underwater camera. So you will have to take my ‘fins to the left and fins to the right’ word for it!
We had an amazing opportunity to take part in a sea turtle search and rescue. Suffice it to say, Kim and I were not the best diggers! We had to carve a three-foot deep hole that was about one foot wide. Oddly, we seemed to excel at the opposite: one foot deep holes that were quite wide and therefore, caved in. Often. On our third hole, we nailed it! We rescued an albino baby – odds are one in 5000. To say we were proud would be an understatment.
Sometimes you live moments and you think, this is cool. Then you look back and go, WOW. That was WAY cool.
Another amazing experience? Mayan Cafe. When you order this, it is a 15 minute presentation. They actually dimmed the restaurant lights and when our waiter Eric finished, diners applauded. Snifters, brandy, heat, Mayan liquor, café and showmanship. All I know is that it’s heavenly and divine!
When you travel, a journey is not a journey without meeting new amigos. A big boom BAH to our New England mates that we met the first night over cocktails and a Patriot game. Your storytelling, phraseology, quick wit and family self checks made us laugh out loud more than a hundred times.
I humbly say gracias Isla Cozumel. Simple and straight from the heart. You are muy bonita!