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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

We arrived in Isla after 4 days of major wind changes: experiencing everything from no wind to too much wind. We were ready to celebrate and wanted to go and EAT. We knew that our favourite place to eat, Rene y Rennee, would be closed on Sunday. However, we had a joyous meeting with them for lunch on Monday and in the maeantime found a wonderful brunch buffett for $7.50US.
Fruit just doesn't taste any better than here in Isla!

This picture shows the first point of land that we had seen in 4 days. A very welcome site indeed!!

There were new cruisers to meet and lots of parties ahead, but these had to wait until after we had a sleep!

With the marina full of boats and all of the apartments rented, a community pot luck supper seemed in order. Jamie and Julio,the mangagers of el Milagro Marina, BBQ'd snapper and grouper for us to share and everyone brought a dish to contribute. Afterwards, the locals couldn't resist trying to teach us how to Salsa. What a laugh!!!

Before moving south we decided to visit Isla Contoy which a National Park which is a good place to see many of Mexico's birds and fish.

While anchored here watching the sunset, we were treated to a wonderful work of nature. Pinpoints of light bagan to appear all around which resembled fireflies being seen in the water. As we watched, the number grew to over a hundred and then possibly two hundred or more. Our flashlights revealed a small gelatinous body, so we thought we might be seeing a species of jelly-fish, but none of our nature guides had any reference to such a phenomena. Within an hour they were all gone again as suddenly as they had appeared. The naturalists later told us that we had seen a type of snail. Wouldn't it be neat to have some of those in your aquarium!

permalink written by  bobandglennda on February 27, 2009 from Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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