Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Caribbean Sea
There are thousands of tourists here on the Mayan Riviera eating in restaurants, swimming in pools, going on tours to archeological ruins, and hanging out in bars drinking and dancing the night away. And we've done some of that too--but the star attraction here is none of these things; it's the stunning turquoise beauty of the Caribbean Sea.
Since we've been here we've floated across its clear waters on a ferry and in a glass-bottomed boat, we've swum over its reefs while snorkeling at the island of Cozumel and in the sheltered bay at Xel-Ha. We've walked its beaches at Tuluum and here at Playa and we've seen it in some of its moods.
Even when the sky is cloudy, it's so beautiful and caressing and welcoming, so different from the austere coldness of the North Pacific. I'm entranced with the Caribbean and want to experience as much as I can in the four days remaining.
It was cold last night and people are walking around with sweaters so swimming may not be in the cards today but this morning I took a walk along the shore and watched the sun rise over the ocean with the fishing boats getting ready to go out and the birds playing in the water. It's just so beautiful.