Friday, October 29, 2021

Cozumel! Part one..

 Cozumel Palace
Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Mexico

Our long awaited trip finally happened!
Since George and I were married 10 years ago
on October 22nd,
we decided to do it up royally!

We booked a week at the Cozumel Palace.

Our flight left SFO at midnight on Sunday,
getting us into Cozumel (after a stop in Houston)
at around 12:30 Monday afternoon.
The flights were great, and the views from
the window were breathtaking.

We caught the airport shuttle,
and were welcomed by the resort staff
with a drink and cold towel.

It wasn't long before we were talking to 
the concierge about booking a few tours.
More about that later :-)

As it was lunchtime,
we left our bags to be taken to our room
while we checked out the buffet.
Food was excellent,
with a variety of Mexican, American, and
other international foods to dine on.

I took a few pictures of the pool area..

Once we were finished with our lunch,
we were escorted to our room.

What a place!!

King size bed,
in room jacuzzi..

The view from the bed area..

The bathroom with a wonderful shower..

The view from the balcony!

Big smiles!

After getting unpacked,
we went down to check out the outdoors.
George ordered a Pina Colada,
while I had the drink of the day,
a Panama Jack.
So good!

At the end of the day we
decided to eat at the buffet for dinner.
They had set it up with Indian food,
which was very good!

We were very tired,
and went to bed early that first night,
but not before this beautiful sunset from our balcony..

More of our trip next post!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A tour of the Elkhorn Slough

 Salinas, CA

Today is our friend Connie's birthday.
I suggested that a fun thing to do 
is to book a tour on an electric boat
that tours around the Elkhorn Slough.
This meanders 7 miles inland from Monterey Bay,
and is the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California
outside of San Francisco bay.
It is home to a diverse population of migratory birds
and otters, harbor seals, and other wildlife.

We started out at 11 am in bright sunny skies.

The boat is electric, and so quiet!
No disturbing of the wildlife..

Connie & Greg sat comfortably behind us..

As we made our way out of the Moss Landing harbor,
we saw these Sea Lions sunning..

This guy looks especially comfy..

As we got closer to the slough,
we saw lots of Cormorants sunning,
waiting for fish..

Before long the otters were swimming by, so cute!

This momma had her pup on her chest..

..while this one was crunching on something..

The Brown Pelicans will be migrating south soon.
There were hundreds of them!

These harbor seals gave us a smile on our way out.

It was such a lovely day,
we all thoroughly enjoyed it!
If you're ever in the area,
for sure book Monterey Bay Eco Tours.
Highly recommend!