Yesterday marked the one week date for our vacation, only ten days left now.......sigh. We have seen a lot of new places and met a lot of new people. For some reason it seems like the policia are out patrolling (driving around with their flashing lights on) more that I have ever seen. Yesterday as my son and I were driving back to the condo from downtown there were a bunch of policia on the side of the road by the pier for the car ferry and one was hitch hiking as we drove by. I figured what the heck and stopped, two jumped on the back of our cart and we had a great conversation about Isla Mujeres, Cancun, tourists, crime, and the boat full of Cubans that washed ashore. I dropped them of at the police station (never really knew where it was but they gave me directions) and we were off on our own again.
After my run in with the police we figured that since it was not raining we had better get to the beach. We loaded up the whole family and headed to the Captain Dulche Beach Club and Museum. If you haven't been here yet I highly recommend it. They have a beautiful beach, great food, great drinks, and wonderful staff. It is the perfect place to hide on a windy day if you don't feel like being sandblasted on the North end of the island. Also they have the most amazing museum with models of all kinds of ships from sailing schooners to steamships, warships and my favorite............the Calypso! I was a huge Cousteau fan when I was a kid and love it when I catch old episodes on TV to this day.
Okay enough of my blathering, you probably just want to see the pics anyway...........
The dock leading out where you can spot barracuda and other fish from
My very pale children enjoying the chairs and palapa, the screen in the back is perfect for later in the day when the sun gets to be too much and you just want to crawl in a hole and hide
Better enjoy that beer kid cuz there ain't gonna be any more back in the states......
AJ enjoying the shade
Full view of the dock and beach and water
Oh, did I mention the sailboat in the center of the rotating bar? No? Well they've got that too..
And what trip report would be complete without the food pic? Guacamole and chicken nachos
The pelicans were constantly dive bombing the water right in front of us
How'd that fat guy get in there?
AJ got buried in the sand and we gave him six pak abs
Barracuda at the end of the dock, it started with one and then there were twelve around me, I got out of the water at that point
After the barracuda episode AJ decided he wanted to bury me so I complied and they turned me into a turtle
My wife is a great photographer and our daughter is a great subject
And so ends another beautiful day in paradise