|Using a small pump to help install dock pylons|
We started out the new week – which in our world is Friday to Friday – looking for things to write about for the next Friday’s email. We stopped in at the Soggy Peso Bar & Grill for their yummy crispy beef tacos and a cool beverage or two. Freddy Medina’s father-in-law, and a crew of young guys were just starting the construction of Mal and Sal Richard’s new dock at the Soggy Peso.
Standing in the gorgeous blue water under a sparkling-blue sky the guys were using a small pump mounted in a rowboat, to force water into the sand around each new pylon allowing the heavy wooden pole to sink until it hits a solid coral or rock base.
A few days later we checked back with the progress on the docks at the Soggy Peso. Being Tuesday the food item for the day was fajitas, chicken, or beef, or a combination of both with a cool beverage or two – of course.
The crew by now had installed the pylons, the crossbeams, and were about to start laying the planking. More blues – blue water, blue lettering on the big boat anchored in the bay, and blue shirts on the guys. My eye is naturally drawn to the colour blue.
|The turtles are out there …. having fun!|
But, the ultimate display of blue is at the southern end of the island, where the deep, swift Cozumel current clashes with the Caribbean Sea – creating a kaleidoscope of azure, cobalt, navy, sapphire, and indigo.
It is a very fertile feeding ground for fish, sea turtles, and rays. We were looking for the big sea turtles that frequent this area in the spring, searching for mates and a little hanky-panky. Slap and tickle. Chuka-chuka.
We paid our thirty pesos admission fee for the municipal park, about $2.50, and wandered to the southern tip of the island. Wow! The colours are eye-popping beautiful. We were lucky enough to spot several turtles getting frisky. Unfortunately my camera lens wasn’t powerful enough to photograph the turtles as they were quite a distance out – all I have is beautiful photos of beautiful blue water. I can live with that.
|The Ultimate Blue – South Point Isla Mujeres|
When we got home from South Point and downloaded the photos we realized that we were wearing identically coloured clothes. Blue shirts, and khaki shorts!
Who dressed us?