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Almost No Water This Time

Offering on the Rocks

Offering on the Rocks

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The Pacific Ocean was visible from where I was standing when I took these photos, or just a few feet away, but there is only a bit visible in one of them.


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There Must Be Something in the Water

Launch Ramp #1

Launch Ramp #1

Hawaii is the land of endless beaches.  There isn’t a lot to do, but going to the beach is enough for most Hawaiians.  A lot of these were captured in Kona, but a few were from further North.


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South Point

Tree and Grass

Tree and Grass

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South Point is about 60 miles South of Kona.  It is the Southernmost point in the USA.  Some believe the Polynesians landed here 3,000 years ago.  The wind blows a lot and in the same direction as you can see from the shape of the tree.

 

 

 


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More From Cozumel

Moped and Yellow Door

Moped and Yellow Door

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Many cruise ports share certain characteristics.  When ships are docked streets are jammed with people.   In the afternoon when the ships leave, town seems deserted.  Like most small tourist towns, there are more restaurants and shops selling all kinds of junk than the local population could support.  There are over 1,000 taxi drivers on this small island.  Restaurants cost about half of what they do in the US due to the weak peso.  A really good liter of Tequila may be purchased at the Mega Mart for about $14.  That is not good for your mental health.

 


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Cozumel II

Pink Facade

Pink Facade

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I continue to wander up and down the streets of Cozumel finding brightly painted walls that are common in Latin America and Hispanic neighborhoods in the US.

All of these photos are typical of what you would see while walking around in Cozumel.  It is actually more crowded than it looks because of the thousands of cruise ship passengers in town each day.


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Cozumel

An Upper Level Trough

An Upper Level Trough

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This is the first of several posts of photos from my trip to Cozumel, Mexico, an island which is the busiest cruise ship port in the world and has very good diving.  Divers don’t have to do much swimming because there is a constant current.  Visibility is excellent, about 150 feet.  I don’t do underwater photography, but I saw lots of sea turtles, sharks and other critters.  Stay tuned, I have a lot of photos taken above the waterline.

 


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The Fish and the Cube

Koi 1

Koi 1

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These are photographs from the Westside Omni Hotel where I spent new year’s eve dancing the night away.  In the morning children were feeding the koi their special mix that the hotel gives out in little envelopes.  If you look carefully the fish are visible in one of the interior images.  These interior photos were captured with an ancient Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF lens.


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