In a spring morning in 1977, we came out of the tent – relieved that the day was over to hide a sandstorm. We missed the campsite behind the sand dunes and not the beach. At dusk the sandbags came out and started to bite. The mosquito net in the tent was not fine enough to keep them and we spent a miserable night.
So we waited for something much better when we headed for the ferry to take us to Isla Mujeres.
Isla Mujeres (the "Women's Island") is a small island on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Isla Mujeres is close to Cancun, but it is completely opposed to the popular resort. Cancun is a perfect place to stay if you want a modern hotel with all the amenities and frenetic day and night activities.
Isla Mujeres is a pretty calm island. People are friendly and accommodating, but are much more relaxed than in Cancun.
Soon a modern ferry went to the dock and we boarded. We had to leave our guarded parking lot. It was always nervous because we broke in Villahermosa last summer.
From the waters of the Caribbean Sea in Mexico, the ferry looked down. It was beautiful sunshine, and it could be seen through the forty-kilometer journey at the bottom of the Caribbean. There are areas where the bottom was light sandy, painted with other dark spots – representing the area of coral reefs.
It was a very peaceful, relaxing road.
When we got to Isla Mujeres, we took the rucksacks and started off the coma. The first sign we saw was one in English – "Glass Bottom Boat Rides".
As we used to be on a glass jar, we were thrilled to look at tropical reefs through a panoramic view of a glass bottom boat.
It was too late to go, so we went and occupied a motel. Many decent motels were at a reasonable price, and soon there was a room open to the east coast of the island.
The next morning, after we had some of our food we packed with, we cooked for glass jar tours. I had snorkeling with me in the event that it was possible to use them.
After paying the fare, we were soon heading to the ship. The ship was not quite waiting. In Monterrey, the ship accepted about 30 people. It was just about 7 to be big enough. He had an external engine, and he seemed unable to handle more than the narrowest waters.
We spent about forty-five minutes south of the west edge of Isla Mujeres, an area where the captain of the ship said he often had fish and saw good numbers.
We always expected to take the cover off the bottom of the ship to see it. Suddenly we saw how beautiful fish and corals were.
Captain yarn fish food around the ship and the fish began to spin. We were again thinking that the cover should be changed soon. But surprise! he handed the person closest to the box. At one end it was a glass. He explained that he placed the box on the side of the ship and looked over the glass. Then you gave it to the next person.
My wife and I were very difficult not to laugh loudly in the captain and the ridiculous little box. Just a glass of bottom boat!
However, we were all well able to turn and saw many very beautiful fish.
I got the chance with the captain's permission to go over his side and dive with the fish. The other people on the boat were so fun to look at me like fish I think.
The rest of the islands were filmed in the incredible aquarium, but the glass bottom boat was in Isla Mujeres's time.
Source by Ron McCluskey