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Feb 26, 2009 - The slow boat

The plan was to sleep in this morning but it seems our body clocks have managed to re-adjust and we were both up at about 0600, oh well, we had breakfast and ran some errands! At 1030 we carpooled for a short 3 mile drive to the car ferry parking lot/boarding area. There is a high speed ferry out to Isla Mujeres but the seating is 'sardine can' style and inside. The car ferry is referred to as the slow boat but it does have an open air top deck. We found the views to be worth the added travel time and wouldn't hesitate to take the 'slow...

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Feb 18, 2009 - Isla Mujeres

Corky and I were not feeling well this morning, so while the rest of the group went to see the island, we stayed home. I got in 2 naps and Linda visited the ruins. By mid afternoon we were all feeling better, so headed out to see the sea. Isla Mujeres is located off the north east shore of Cancun, and is reached by ferry. The ride over was a bit rough, and we were too late to rent a golf cart to sightsee. So, off we went with a taxi driver. We hit the south end of the island just in time to see the sunset. The driver did a nice job of...

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Dec 24, 2008 - Isla Mujeres, Mexico

We departed Stuart, Florida on a windy Monday morning with remnants of the same weather system that had caused massive ice storms throughout the Northeast churning the Gulf Stream into a choppy mess. For this reason, we followed the Intracoastal waterway as far as West Palm Beach where we punched out the inlet and hugged the coast as far as Miami, spending a quiet night on the hook, anchored just offshore from what can only be described as Shaquille O’Neal’s really big-ass house. The following day took Silverheels II and her crew as far as...

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Aug 23, 2008 - Isla Mujeres

Our flight from Havana departed during the tail end of a dramatic thunderstorm. From the air it looked as if it covered much of the western part of the island. Spectacular views from the plane of the storm cloud formations and the western tip of Cuba. A short ferry ride took us from the high rise sprawl of Cancun to Isla Mujeres, its quieter neighbour. Whale sharks (the world´s largest fish growing up to 50 feet in length) frequent the area between July and September when the sea is rich in plankton, their food source. Jan was under...

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Jun 22, 2008 - Isla de Mujeres (off Cancun)

After saying our goodbyes this morning to our group Geoff and I headed to the Isla de Mujeres where we are staying for the next 7 nights at a resort called the Avalon Reef Resort. We had done some serious research and decided to stay away from the ‘Hotel Zone’ on the main Cancun beach strip and relax on this lovely island which is a 30 minute fast ferry ride from Cancun. GOOD CHOICE! Pauline and Claire weren’t flying out until the evening so they came out for the day to explore the island with us and we had a great day! After checking in to...

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Apr 27, 2008 - Arriving Isla Mujeres

This is the start of my 14th visit to Isla Mujeres for the 40th Annual Regata del Sol al Sol. This year 45 sailboats departed the St. Petersburg FL Yacht Club on the last Friday of April, the 25th, to race to Mexico. I flew Cancun on Sunday and took a ferry to Isla Mujeres. Kris, whom I met at this regatta about 10 years ago, met me at JAX Bar where we traditionally have a mango daiquiri or two before checking in to the hotel. This year we chose the Hotel Plaza Los Almendros right on the strip where the bars and restaurants are located....

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Apr 2, 2008 - The Sun Sets on Mexico

Campeche was nice - very clean, historical - but not much else, which was just as well as the dodgy stomach was continuing and I didn´t have much energy for miles of wandering. Next was Merida - we weren´t that impressed really. Maybe because we´d seen one too many Mexican cities and we´d become a bit desensitised, or maybe because it was all of a sudden very touristy and we were getting hassled on every street corner (or maybe it was the dodgy hotel with inflatable super-heroes in reception?) To finish things off, Chris was poisoned in...

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Jun 21, 2007 - Isla Mujeres, Mexico

After our long trip to Cuba the next leg to Isla Mujeres, Mexico was a piece of cake. Although we were up at the crack of dawn we had to wait till 9:15 to be cleared out of Cuba. This time we had a general type guy come to the boat, fill out several more forms and search the boat again for anyone we might be attempting to smuggle out of the country. We were underway for 13 hours, pulling into the closest marina once we reached Isla Mujeres. It was a little tense trying to dock the boat in the dark with a stiff breeze, strong current and a...

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Mar 2, 2007 - Isla Mujeres, MX - Island of Women

Isla Mujeres is our destination today. We were transported by small bus from the campground to the ferry dock. The bus was designed to hold ten to twelve passengers but we squeezed 17 in; luckily, it was a short ride. The ferry ride from Cancun to the island took about 30 minutes and was uninteresting from the confines of a small stuffy boat. From the literature we've read, the island name means Island of Women. A few legends prevail on how it came to be named so. Some believe it was the ancient Maya who used the island as a religious...

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Dec 28, 2006 - Caribbean Carnaval to Isla Mujeres

Let the party begin! You are welcomed aboard a large double decker boat with a welcome drink, music and dances. We took a 45 minute ride to the private beach club on Isla Mujeres. We had a huge buffet dinner, drinks, a great show that included salsa, merengue, reggae and Afro-Caribbean dances. We didn't even have to get out of our chairs to get a drink...they catered to us there too! Once dinner and the show ended, we got back on the boat where the fun continued. They removed all the chairs off the upper deck and it turned into a huge dance...

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