Vacation was wonderful! Well…for the most part.
I managed to do some editing and a small amount of writing.
The family and I had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Paradise beach, at Cozumel, was very enjoyable.
This beach wasn’t nearly as crowded as the others. We paid a driver to take us there. He waited on us (a party of nine). It was nice, knowing that our ride, back to the ship, would be ready when we were.
Progreso was fun too, but in a different way. The beach wasn’t as clean, and it was more like a market. There are street vendors lining the road that goes to the nearest beach. If you like making deals and buying souvenirs, this is the place for you. You will also be approached by adults and children that are hand-selling items on the beach. The picture below shows the result of such an encounter. A fellow came up to us and wanted donations in exchange for pictures with his iguana. It was great fun and well worth it.
Planning on a cruise? Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Take motion sickness pills. Our second day was rough. The medications on the ship are very expensive.
Pack extra batteries. Your bank account will thank you later.
Don’t go during spring break, unless you love crowds of drinking teens. If you’re a writer, it’s hard to find a quiet spot to do your thing. I made some progress, but wouldn’t have minded a little more peace and quiet.