Friday, March 20, 2009
The Yucatan Peninsula
We are back in the USA now. We want to apologize to those of you who have been following our blog and have been worrying about our whereabouts. Wireless access was either really hard to find and/or very very slow in most areas we traveled. Anyway without further adew, here is what weve been up to for the last couple of months. We have been blessed with an amazing, life changing adventure.
Hangin with some new friends at the lagoon in Bacalar, Mexico.
Sedric decorating Em's dreads with a stylish wrap.
The Lagoon in Bacalar.
The water was so clear! Beautiful!
Relaxing afternoon at the Cenote Azul in Bacalar.
Camping spot just south of Mahahual on the Quintana Roo Coast.
Two local brothers invited us to camp on their property for several days, and what an experience!! They took each of us snorkelling in the coral reef just off shore, and Ben went spear fishing (or as we like to call it underwater hunting) with them. He spotted a giant eel, several baracuda, a sea snake, and an amazing amount of different fish species. Marco and Jesus have been doing this for 30 years and are pros. Each night we feasted on fresh lobster and various fish. They simply descale them and cook them whole, it was VERY different for Em :) Ben even ate a fish eyeball :S While the boys were spear fishing, Em spent her time collecting sea treasures of all kinds - lots of shells and beautiful pieces of sea glass.
Bike ride in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve near Tulum, Mexico.
The white sandy beach stretched for miles and there was hardly another soul to be seen!
Chichen Itza Ruins
We were amazed by the amount of detail preserved throughout the ruins.
The famous Ball Court.
One of the many lizards we spotted catching a sun bath.