|Bill cleaning conch|
We had two wonderful days of sailing north in near perfect conditions, until we arrived south of Cozumel, Mexico at dusk. The wind then shifted more northerly, creating "washing machine" waves, so it was a rather uncomfortable night. Thankfully, we had the current with us, so were able to get to Isla Mujeres by the next afternoon. We tied up in a slip at Marina Paraiso and turned on the A/C and cable TV!
Marina Paraiso has been bought by a new owner, who is making some much needed changes. There is a beautiful, new infinity pool, new palapa bar, a restaurant, and repaired docks with new pilings. There is also a new grocery, Chadraui, in town, so one no longer has to take the ferry to Cancun for decent grocery shopping.
|One of the resident Iguanas|
We were at the marina for Easter week or Semana Santa, which is an important week in the Central American Countries. The Good Friday procession went down the street in front of our marina. They set up stations of the cross at various points along the main road on the island and walk to the main square in front of the biggest church, where they inact the crucifiction and burial of Christ. Along the way, they stop at the stations for readings and singing.
|One of the Stations of the Cross|