29 April 2017 |

Cozymel

Written by uamg

Yesterday was a great day of learning aboard the Carnival Valor.We had 4 speakers on a wide diversity of topics from wine and grapes, then nature cycles, to tropical fruits, and gardening and TV.The room was packed.

Today we made it to Cozymel, Mexico about 8:45 a.m.It was a mad house getting off the boat after breakfast, and making it to the end of the pier where all the tours were meeting.There were 16 of us on the half day city tour and Mayan Ruins.We rode in two vans and got to see the sites on our drive to the ruins.Compared to the ruins we saw in Cambodia, these were much more rustic.We did not see large temples but smaller structures.Learning about the Mayan calendars and culture was quite interesting.It was really hot and humid, but we thankfully had a nice breeze.I saw orchids growing in palm trees, some interesting tree species and quite a few iquanas.I think we were all ready to get on the air-conditioned vans. 

Then we drove around the more rugged coastline which was beautiful before heading back to the pier.We had a late lunch then did a little shopping before going back on the boat.We are all pooped.It was a pretty sedate crew at dinner.The sun wears you out.

We are back at sea rocking quite abit.Tomorrow is a full day at sea with a morning movie, disembarkation guidelines, then seminars in the afternoon.I speak at 2:30. 


Yesterday was a great day of learning aboard the Carnival Valor. We had 4 speakers on a wide diversity of topics from wine and grapes, then nature cycles, to tropical fruits, and gardening and TV. The room was packed.

Today we made it to Cozymel, Mexico about 8:45 a.m. It was a mad house getting off the boat after breakfast, and making it to the end of the pier where all the tours were meeting. There were 16 of us on the half day city tour and Mayan Ruins. We rode in two vans and got to see the sites on our drive to the ruins. Compared to the ruins we saw in Cambodia, these were much more rustic. We did not see large temples but smaller structures. Learning about the Mayan calendars and culture was quite interesting. It was really hot and humid, but we thankfully had a nice breeze. I saw orchids growing in palm trees, some interesting tree species and quite a few iquanas. I think we were all ready to get on the air-conditioned vans. 

Then we drove around the more rugged coastline which was beautiful before heading back to the pier. We had a late lunch then did a little shopping before going back on the boat. We are all pooped. It was a pretty sedate crew at dinner. The sun wears you out.

We are back at sea rocking quite abit. Tomorrow is a full day at sea with a morning movie, disembarkation guidelines, then seminars in the afternoon. I speak at 2:30. 


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