After sailing all night, we awoke in the port of Cozumel, Mexico. Our adventure for the day was a tour of the island in a jeep with some snorkeling and some time on the beach to relax. We were paired up with another couple that we had met on the ship. Each group of four was given a 4×4 Jeep, with the top down, and told to follow the guide. We drove along the coastal highway, stopped at one of the points for a few minutes, then onto a lighthouse where we climbed 133 stairs to see the views from the top. We also visited an alligator sanctuary, (somehow those two words do not sound like they should go together) and a Mayan Temple. We ended our tour at a resort, where there was a pool to swim in and snorkeling in the sea for those who wanted to. I opted for the pool and Eric went snorkeling. We both had a great time. At the end of our tour, they served us chips and salsa, which was the worst I have ever tasted. The chips were so stale, you could hardly chew them, and the salsa was one very large onion and one very small tomato. Then it was back to port to began our journey back to America.
Just as we were finishing up the tour, it started to rain. Not a few drops, but torrential downpour. This created a problem, because their was a quarter mile walk down the pier to get back on the ship. And boarding time was getting very close. So we really only had one option. Run through the pouring down rain back to the ship. Which is what we did. We were soaked by the time we reached the boarding ramp. Not only was it pouring, but the wind was blowing too, which added to the amount of water covering us. So soaking wet, we entered the ship one last time, greeted by Mr. Washee Washee.
Eric in a hammock while I walked around and took pictures.
THe view from the top of the light house.
The little shops at the bottom of the light house.
The Alligator Sanctuary
Mayan Weather Temple
Eric driving our Jeep
Notice the Black clouds in the left sky?