Sunday, May 4, 2008

A little island time is good for the soul....

I have returned from a wonderful, restful Carribbean idyll, and I thought I'd share a few photos. First, the view from the apartment I rented:

The extremely shallow bay, coupled with incredibly white sand, renders the water the most delightful colour:

To get to the island, you have to take a ferry from Cancun:

Twenty years ago, the local fisherman's cooperative created a turtle research facility to help rebuild the populations of three types of endangered species who lay their eggs each spring on the island's beaches. The research facility is open to the public, and you can visit with the baby turtles:

We took a day trip to Tulum:

April in Mexico is scorchingly hot - even this blackbird on a hot tin roof was having a hard time with the heat:

I never tire of looking at this incredible water (that's Cancun in the distance).

I now return you to your regularly scheduled weather.