Mayan ruins Christmas eve
Today is Christmas Eve here in Cozumel. The locals celebrate their Christmas on Christmas Eve so we didn't try to arrange a restaurant for this evening. We bought supplies at the Supermarket and Bronwyn is cooking.
Whilst Darlene slept in this morning I went to see the Mayan ruins here on the island with Brett's folks, Christine & Graham. We used the little red Dodge Alto and found our way there ok. The trick was finding our way onto the road that crosses the island. Once on that we were fine. We paid 80 pesos each to enter the park and then another 52 pesos each to actually walk among the ruins. The term Ruins is appropriate there was only one part of one building you could say was intact. We virtually had the place to ourselves when we arrived. about 40 minutes later when we had to leave there were hundreds there kicking off tours.
One of the first things I saw was a large lizard sunning itself at the first ruins we approached. We didn't have long and covered as much as we could in the time we had. The hire car was supposed to be collected at 10 am. We got back a little late but before they came to collect it. All good.
After freshening up Darlene & I walked into town and had a meal at Jeannie's, a bar on the waterfront opposite the Mega store we planned to shop at. We ate on the balcony overlooking the sea watching what looked like a scuba diving lesson. After shopping we headed back to the hotel and cooled off in the pool then chilled for the afternoon getting in and out of the pool a few times.
Bronwyn & Brett cooked dinner for the 7 of us. We ate it out under the thatched gazebo. Just us and the mosquitoes and a couple of other young guests getting friendly a short distance away in the dark and smoking suspect substances. Several beer and a few wine bottles were emptied during the course of a pleasant evening.