Monday, March 24, 2008

Isla Blanca Revisited

We returned to Isla Blanca yesterday to enjoy the relative peace and quiet. Cancun is a ZOO right now, last week was the peak tourist time of the year. Not only Spring Breakers, but Mexican Nationals come here to celebrate Semana Santa (Holy Week) jammed hotels, restaurants, beaches and bars. We knew the hotel zone beaches would be nutso, so we set out once again for our Pirate's Refuge. I was quite surprised to find even less people there than our last visit, I thought for sure that the last day of vacation would be reason enough for locals to pack the sunny shores. I'm not complaining, all the better for us! Once again the service of the beach club was slow, but it was a bit better than our last visit. The weather managed to stay ok for us, though there were some dark clouds threatening throughout the day. The water was gorgeous, not cold at all but cool enough to be refreshing in the heat of the day. There were lots of folks out on the pier fishing, they were kind enough to show all their pecesitos to Max and let him try to catch them in his little hands in their bucket, he was thrilled, "I touch fishy mommy!". There was a BIG fish swimming under the dock, mocking and taunting all the fisher-people, approaching their lines and nets and then backing off with a "Psych!", I swear I could see him laughing.

Here's a few random shots from the day.

Going for the Big One on the pier
Nice day for a stroll

Shrimpy Cocktail

Cuties in the Sun

Sand Siesta (ok 80's friends, this picture gets me singing The Cure, can you guess which song?)

And one for Wayne, that's Isla Mujeres in the distance
(we could see it so clearly that I could pick out individual
buildings, but couldn't see you Wayne!)


Islagringo said...

That's because you were looking at the wrong side of the island! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog and hearing of your adventures. We vacationed in Cancun in Feb with a side trip for the day to Isla and while there we saw a little boy with his mom on the beach that made me think of your blog and the day trips you and Max take.
Just wanted to let you know that someone in the frozen tundra of WI enjoys what you have to say.

CancunCanuck said...

Wayne- Dang, I thought you might be out cruising the beaches that day! ;-)

Catrina- Wow, thanks so much for your kind words, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It's always great to hear from my readers. I hope things are warming up for you, my northern friends are definitely tired of the winter weather. Have a wonderful day and I hope you continue to read and jump in with comments!

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm shrimpy cocktail looks yummy!!!

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