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Isla Mujeres 2006 Trip Report - Day 6

By: Doreese (View Profile)
Date: 4/20/2006

Isla Mujeres 2006

Day 6 – February 26

“Windless and Wonderful!”


Hmmm….that’s strange. Why is it so quiet? I reach for the ear plugs but I didn’t have any in! Tiptoeing out to the balcony I soon see why….NO Wind! The waves are gently lapping against the shoreline. I’ve never seen it so calm this time of year….




The sun rises slowly above the flat horizon…



Oh my…..what a gorgeous sight…



The fishermen are having a smooth ride this morning…



Feeling invigorated by the awesome start to the day, I hop back in bed and.....
”WAKE UP VINCE!!!” Oooooo, that was so fun! “We have to go for a walk on such a beautiful morn”. He moans but we quickly throw on some clothes and hit the streets.

There aren’t too many people out and about this early, but the Church is always open…



Off to the malecon where we take in the view of the damaged seawall…



Walking further north on the malecon we see a hotel still showing damage from Wilma…



At the end of the malecon the stairs are still missing but it is being worked on…



Closer to Playa Norte, a house with windows still missing….they were replaced over the next few days…



And the house on the rocks that shows no sign of any damage. It must be built like a rock!





The bridge near NaBalam and the Avalon…



Rounding the corner to Playa Norte we walk quietly past these 2 partiers…looks like they couldn’t quite make it home and are still snoring away on the beach…



Ahhhhh….Playa Norte comes into view…



Paradise found….



It is getting incredibly hot out already and our tummies are starting to growl, so we turn inland and hit the colourful streets…



Vince gets a coffee from the coffee shop at the south end of Guerrero. Back to the room where we try to make ourselves a little more presentable and then it’s off to M & J Cazuela’s for brekkies. Vince has an Omelet Holbox and Chaya and I have my usual…Toast, yummy potatoes and fresh OJ. It’s all delish!

As soon as we are stuffed, it’s back to the room to get suits on and we hoof it to the beach again. It’s soooo hot! With no wind anywhere on the Isla today, it’s a scorcher.



We get comfy…..



…and enjoy the view…



There always seems to be extra boat traffic on Sundays. The Navy is on the water too, inspecting some of the boats…



There’s our yacht……yeah sure, in our dreams!



By 2, we can hear music again so we wander off to Medina. There is a grandstand set up across from the Posada, but it’s already filled so we join the crowd standing around the dance area.



We enjoy all the wonderful dancers….it was so hot and we were dying in the sun, but imagine how hot the dancers were! I’ll let the photos do the talking….

















The dancing finishes and we begin walking up Medina. There is a group of young people tossing out tshirts and we are lucky enough to catch one.



A little parade follows…



Now we’re really dying of heat so we walk straight out to the beach across from the Posada and get in the water. You could almost hear the sizzle! We read and swim until about 4:30. It’s starting to get quite windy all of a sudden so we venture off to an Internet café. We manage to connect with our kids and have a lot of fun with the web cam. It was so fun to actually ‘see them’ while we ‘chatted’. While I send emails Vince is entertained by a kitty…



I think this has to be the Longest Kitty ever!



Back to catch the sunset we walk near the ferry as our friends Stacey and Colin should be arriving sometime soon. Vince pops into a store for a cold one and I take a look towards the ferry. Who do I see? Yup, just happened to catch a glance of our friends as they turned down a side street. I yell back at Vince that I’m leaving…not sure if he heard me or not, but hey, we’ll find each other eventually!

I catch up to Stacey, Colin and their son Cody….they’re already sipping on cervezas, ready to look for a place to stay. Greetings and hugs and we wave at a lost Vince standing helplessly a block away…oops! We all get caught up and then the work begins. These folks are not fussy so we check out the first place we come across…Hotel Maria Jose. A young girl shows us a room and between my bit of Spanish and her bit of English, the room is booked. I’m not sure I would stay here, but Stacey and Colin are happy! They ended up staying one night and then moving to Hotel Osorio. We leave them to get organized, knowing that we will meet up with them over the next 2 weeks.

We’ve missed the sunset so it’s back to the room to clean up. It is even windier now and much cooler….today must have been the calm before the storm! We end up having a bit of a siesta after all the sun and heat today. It’s late and quite cool by the time we head out for dinner. We bump into Jan and Bruce in the zocalo. They’ve already had dinner but they are happy to join us. Off to Sancocho’s where we had a great dinner last year.

Vince orders Beef Medallions while I have Chicken Fried Steak. And then we wait….and wait….and wait. Not quite sure what happened but we enjoyed watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics while we waited….and waited. The food finally arrives over an hour later and it is just okay. Well, not really okay, as Vince later told me that his food was completely cold when he got it. No wonder he was eating most of mine! We certainly weren’t impressed tonight, but we’ll give them another chance sometime.

The four of us wander to the zocalo but it is quiet tonight…no music or dancing. I’m sure all the dancers must be exhausted from all the performing they’ve been doing the past few days. With no entertainment, it’s the perfect excuse to find our pillows. We’ve been up since daybreak so our eyelids are definitely getting heavy….see you tomorrow amigos!






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