Monday, March 6, 2017

The sea calls to me

In case you were wondering, we cruised to Cozumel and Progreso Mexico last week. 

 We toured the town of Progreso in a double-decker bus and saw all sorts of interesting sights.
 I begged the bus driver to stop when we passed the beach. He said,"Only cinco minutes!"
 That was enough for me to stroll the beach, sink my toes in the surf and collect a few shells.
 Then we did a shore excursion. We swam with the sting rays and snorkeled in the sea.
 Their barbs are cut periodically, but I still wasn't that thrilled.  I mean kids have rapid growth spurts, and I thought it would have been my luck I'd feed a ray whose barb had regenerated. We held fish in our hands and put our hand on the bottom of the sea, then the sting rays swam over our outstretched hands and took the fish from us.

We also saw babies in an aquarium. They were so cute and felt like the softest velvet.

The tour guide warned us about the aggressive thieving pelican who tries to get a fish from tourists.
Bill is ever friendly and walked closer to make friends with this monster bird. It nearly snatched his nose off! You never saw a big man move so fast! I laughed and laughed. All in all, except for the last day, when Miami, Florida news reported the angry sea was tossing fifteen feet waves, and the ship was rocking, and the stage show canceled, we had an enjoyable vacation.


Sandi said...

We have pelicans like that here. They are huge! They can stare my kids right in the eye.

Beautiful shots! I love the beach too.

tracboy2 said...

Glad you had such a nice time. BEAUTIFUL pics.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--I would have loved to see Sasquatch run! I agree with your Tracy. Your pictures are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Glad to read you are having fun and letting your hair down!

Val said...

Great pictures! I especially like the stingrays. I wouldn't want to touch a big one, but that baby in the aquarium I could manage.

What is it with Bill and birds? Doesn't he feed EGGS to one back home?

DUTA said...

Nice cruise ship!
The double decker bus tour is fun and convenient when it comes to exploring a city. From my experience, the free walking tours are also popular in touristic districts, and I tend to take advantage of them.

Bookie said...

Thanks for the pictures and taking us along. I'm glad you had some good times!!!

Susan said...

Oooooo,lucky you, Linda. Sounded like a fabulous trip. How's your Spanish? Susan

Connie said...

Great pictures! Sounds like you had a fun time.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Looks like you had a great time! I have to admit I am a little jealous.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. Hard not to when the ocean is involved. :) I've never been up close and personal with a pelican. I like watching them dive for fish. They are sometimes so awkward and at other times graceful. Maybe after we move to Florida I'll have the opportunity for a closer look---but I'll make sure my nose is out of reach!