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Isla Mujeres is ranked one of the Top 5 Islands to live on! "This tiny island off the Yucatan Peninsula blends the soul of Mexico with beaches of the Caribbean." - MSNBC.com

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Monday, July 26, 2010

SNORKEL SHOTS

VIEW FROM THE TOP
GETTING CLEANED
EATING PLANKTON
BARRACUDA

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Another Useful Sign: No Moving Chairs


No Moving Chairs, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Meaning they don't move? or don't move them? or don't move them to Cuba??? Anyway, great spot for a drink on the way from North Beach to Punta Sur.

I'll Have a Large Corona to Go!


I'll Have a Large Corona to Go!, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Next door to Qubano is this nice market with the grande Corona. Life large mi amigo.

Message on a bottle


Message on a bottle, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

We like Cristal water. We especially like agua mineral. This is a nice message to the effect of your life flowing like water.

Door of Isla


Door of Isla, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Easily maintained but short on safety!

Lobster Hunting off Punta Sur


Lobster Hunting off Punta Sur, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

This fellow was swimming out past the old zipline past the sandbar to find a lobster. Watch out for the touristas in boats!!!!!!

Grouper being cooked at Chuc Kay

Didi's Barracuda


Didi's Barracuda, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Fishing and Whale Sharks with the fine folks at Santa Rosa. Seas were tough but Didi caught a barracuda and we had a great swim with the whale sharks.

Video of the Rays

Monday, July 19, 2010

SCHOOL OF RAYS OFF ISLA MUJERES




We say these rays on our return trip from Isla Holbox to Isla Mujeres last week. We are told the oil spill has changed the patterns of where the rays go forcing them further south towards Isla. It was a beautiful magical site to behold.

We estimated about 300 to 400 rays in this school. They were generally 2 or 3 deep and moved as one.

We have some video to share as well later.

We got feedback these are probably cownose rays.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fresh Seafood


Fresh Seafood, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Not your typical seafood delivery back in the States.

The Turtle Tracks on Isla


The Turtle Tracks on Isla, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

We started off our trip to Isla Holbox with a stop on the beach to see where the turtles had laid their eggs the night before.

Angel with Iguana


Angel with Iguana, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

We took a day trip to Isla Holbox. More pictures about that later but this seemed like such a special shot.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres

Grabbed this from the Flickr group Isla Mujeres.

Paseo Punta Sur from the Bay of Mujeres

A great view of the houses on our calle. The cliffs are home to the iguanas.

Lunch at Alcantildo


Lunch at Alcantildo, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Blackberry. Check. Dice. Check. Yahtzee pad. Check. Pencil. Check. Fish tacos. Check. Sauce that looks like a Bunny. Check. Fish plate. Check. Hat on lap. Check. Adult beverage. Check. Bon Appetit mi amigo.

Yahtzee with 1's on the First Roll at Alcantildo

A favorite Isla past time is playing Yahtzee, having an adult beverage, and waiting for the food. We are known on the island as the dice folks. We also love Rummikub and Sequence. Isla and games are a great combo.

Sunlight over the Lighthouse on Punta Sur

Climb the steps of the Lighthouse and then have a cold cerveza at Alcantildo.

HERE AND NOW: ISLA MUJERES


DSC_0140, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

I think this is a grand sentiment. If you're not here now, then get here soon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

THE WALL: Another in the Helpful Isla Sign Series

Tres Frigates


Tres Frigates, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

I love the way the frigates hover. If I could fly, I would fly like a frigate!

Isla Sky 2


Isla Sky 2, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Keep telling myself: It's just a sky, it's just a sky....but of course it's not just any sky, it's the sky over Punta Sur. Today it is raining...which we love....so this will be our virtual sky of the day.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paseo Punta Sur at 6 in the Morning

CENTER OF MAYA ENERGY


DSC_0990, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Some people live on the edge, but we prefer the Center. And on Punta Sur it is the center of mayan energy. I can feel it too!!!

SIGNS SIGNS EVERYWHERE AN ISLA SIGN


WC Banos Faro, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

Another helpful Isla sign. I love the hand painted ones!!

The Chapel of Punta Sur


The Chapel of Punta Sur, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

New addition - benches and a little concrete "stage" at the end of the island. Perfect place to watch the sunrise.

Reflections


Reflections, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

This kind of sunrise will make you reflect on the nature of the universe.

Majestic Sunrise Isla


Majestic Sunrise Isla, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

This is from the center of Mayan Energy - Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Shot around 5:30 in the morning. Now this is INSPIRING!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Let There Be Light


Let There Be Light, originally uploaded by tbsstwin.

From his knealing position, the Punta Sur Avatar shines light on the morning sky.

NEW PUNTA SUR SIGNS



NOTHING SAYS HOME LIKE A NEW SIGN FOR "PUNTA SUR!"