Amazingly, we've been here in Playa del Carmen since November 1 and have not gone into the ocean yet! I guess it has been "winter", after all, and we are not fans of chilly water. But how cold can the Caribbean Sea be? Barry figured it was time to find out!
There's been quite a bit of sargassum on the beach, as has been a problem all over the Caribbean in 2014 (read more here) and 2015. But once you get past the "seaweed line", the water was just fine. Barry said the water temperature is in the 80s and easy to get used to. Guess we shouldn't have waited so long for an inaugural dip.
Barry had a great time body surfing, while I enjoyed having my feet in the sand and snapping photos. I hadn't worn my swimsuit this time but will have to the next time!
On the way back from the beach, I enjoyed more of the murals painted on walls in this part of town. This image has a strong and important message -- note the crying dolphins. PLEASE don't litter our beaches or oceans, people!
And this colorful fish, refusing to stay between the lines of the black boxes, is still in progress. In fact, the artist was just setting up for the day when we walked by.
More Mexican color. It's impossible to be in a bad mood when you see things like this...
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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