Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

About Us

Until his retirement, Bill Was a Landscape Architect for the National Park Service and Pat was a Physical Therapist.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Leaving Isla Mujeres Mexico

After five weeks in Marina Paraiso, we finally left today. We left the slip and went down
to the fuel dock to top off with fuel and gasoline. We had to wait one and a half hours while they pumped fuel into a big sports fisherman. (I wouldn't want to pay his bill!) Then back, past our marina, and out to the anchorage. We plan to leave tomorrow and head down to Puerto Morelos Mexico (about 35 miles down the coast). We think there will be five or ten more boats headed down there in the next day or two.

Again, while we are ready to leave, we have had some good times here. We have met many cruisers from all over the world. If fact, we Americans were usually outnumbered by the Ozzies, Kiwis, Brits, Canadians, South Africians, Spanish (that's Spanish from Spain) and all the rest.

We have had many exciting happy hours and dinners at the marina bar and made many trips into town for shopping, tourist watching or just for the exercise. Also a couple of shopping trips into Cancun .... a bustling city (with Home Depot, Walmart, Office Depot, etc.) only five miles away by ferry.

We made one land trip down to Playa Del Carmel, Mexico to meet up with some old friends from Annapolis MD, that we met several years ago while cruising in the Bahamas. It was a great trip, although it involved four taxi, two bus and two ferry rides to get there and back. It was good to see them and talk about old times (while we ate tacos, drank Pacificos and watched US college football on the TVs at the Tequilla Barrel Cantina). We went New Year's Day, and the town and beach was packed, both with foreigners and Mexicans from inland.

The only bad time was the week we spent with food poisoning (although Pat still says she only had the flu). On the bright side, it gave us a reason to check out the local cemeteries ...... I thought I was gonna die there for a while!

We don't know when or where we will get wifi to update the blog again. We will update it as soon as possible.