Thursday January 23, 2014
There still isn’t much to update here in Isla Mujeres. We keep looking for a weather window to get ourselves to Florida, and they keep disappearing as soon as we get hope that there’s something on the horizon. We’ve actually been spending a lot of time on the boat, really enjoying ourselves here now that we have a fast internet connection. Couple that with the sun keeping our batteries pretty full lately, and we’ve been electronic maniacs for the past few days. Tool around on the internet in the morning, read a book and catch some rays on deck in the afternoon, prepare a tasty meal and enjoy in while watching a movie at night, and then maybe a little more internet time before hitting the sack at night.
Tonight I decided that we needed to get off the boat to finally do something more than grocery shopping. Matt suggested we try one of the pizzas over at Marina Paraiso. Luki and Elmari had told us the portions are very big, along with the pizza itself being really good. Plus, since we land our dinghy there every 2-3 days and haven’t actually given them any business since having lunch with Lee and Amanda about 10 days ago, we figured they were due some of our cash.
The nights here have been getting a little bit cooler, enough for me to start nagging Matt that I need to pull out the down comforter that had just been stored away when we were leaving Guatemala. Donning long pants and t-shirts, we went to the open air bar/restaurant, and put our orders in for pizza and beer. While glancing back and forth at the many tv screens playing various sporting events, the wind was still kicking up and making it a very chilly evening. As soon as the pizza was set in front of us we quickly picked up the piping hot pieces to keep our hands warm, but couldn’t seem to stick around any longer than when we’d had our fill. As Matt was paying the tab and getting the remaining, truly generous portions, boxed up, I snuck away to the docks to get in some photos of that night’s sunset.
Matt kind of likes to mock me each time I run out with my camera to do this, but really, do amazing sunsets ever get old?