Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wicked Weather

We went to Dolphin Discovery on Isla Mujeres today and it was lovely, hot even. Towards the end of the afternoon the clouds started really rolling in and I knew we were going to see some rain. What I didn't expect was the wicked wind that came with it. And the bitter cold of it all wearing a wet bathing suit and tank top and giving all our towels, wraps and shirts to Max.

The boat ride back was adventurous, the MC kept referring to our brave captain and assuring us that there were at least two life vests on the boat somewhere. My teeth were chattering uncontrollably, I had goose bumps and couldn't stop shivering. When we docked at Playa Langosta the captain received a huge round of applause, it was no small feat in that wind and rain. We ran with all our crap and luck was on our side as a cab appeared immediately.

Driving back downtown there seemed to be an inordinate amount of traffic and we soon saw why. The big pirate ship had blown up against the bridge going over the channel from the lagoon to the ocean. That is a BIG boat to get whipped around like that! I couldn't get my camera out in time and I have been kicking myself ever since, but here are some pics leading up to the storm. I'll look for a story in the news tomorrow, I'm sure someone snapped a pic of the boat all lit up for Christmas perched against the bridge.

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:20 pm

I checked the temperature when we got home and I was still shaking. It was 71 F (22 C). How on earth does that feel cold to me? I grew up with 40 below and snow up to my chin! I've fallen so far, what have I become? I'm actually wearing socks. Bad bad Canuck. Looks like this system might stick for a bit, sorry for all those with upcoming trips to Cancun, bring a jacket!


Anonymous said...

I went to Isla Mujeres yesterday, too! Our ferry got back to Puerto Juarez just when the waves started getting big, the wind was pretty fierce, and it started raining.

I didn't know you would be in Isla yesterday, darn it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Canuck! I am right now in Isla Mujeres in the same Dolphin Tour. Haven't been able to post in my blog but will be in Cancun until Monday. Everything has been great but the weather since yesterday. Hope it gets better. don't want to go home.

CancunCanuck said...

Heather- We didn't know we were going either, total last minute decision. Hope you enjoyed your day!

anilu- Sorry you're here with such horrid weather, hope you are enjoying anyway!

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