February 20, 2003


Today we visit the island of Cozemel.  We signed up for a tour of the island.  This is one of the top snorkeling and diving destinations in the world.  The water is clear and the sea life and the coral is supposed to be marvelous - next time.  We arrive at around 9 AM.  Pat and I catch a tender to the pier where we are met for the tour.

The photos.

Pat with her fierce Mayan warrior and me with my 2 fair Mayan maidens.

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Photos of the Jubilee.  The first photo was taken in the morning from the stern of the tender as we were heading to shore.  There is a mist that obscures the ship.  The other photos were taken from the bow of the tender that returned us to the ship in the afternoon.

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The tender that brought us to the pier in the morning.

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The shopping district just off the pier.  Very colorful.

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El Cedral.  The first Mexican settlement on Cozemel.  Now mostly deserted and used as a weekend home.  It was settled during the Mayan uprising on the mainland in the 1800's.  According to our guide, the people who settled here promised a festival in honor of the cross in thanksgiving of their being saved from the Mayans.  This festival occurs every May 1 - 3.  Note the Mayan ruin.

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The eastern shore.  Note the black coral.

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Scenes in and around the port.

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