Thursday, February 26, 2009

Costa Maya, Mexico - Part 1

For our second day on the cruise, we arrived at Costa Maya, Mexico. This was my first trip to Mexico. The port is simply an area for tourists with shops, a pool, restaurant, and tours.

Most of the surrounding area was severely damaged by Hurricane Dean a few years ago. Little foliage is left - only trees that were killed by the storm surge. Few houses. The dock that we traveled to for our snorkel trip was marked by this sunken sailing ship. Obviously the economy hinged on the cruise ship business.

We boarded the catamaran "Mayan Wind" for our morning snorkeling excursion. We had a fun, windy, bouncy ride along the shoreline as we sailed to the reef. The crew was funny and friendly.

Tomorrow I'll let you dive into the deep with me!

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