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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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Cozumel Part II

Anastasia

Anastasia

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San Miguel, Cozumel, is the busiest cruise ship port in the Caribbean and possibly the world.  This Mexican island is also a major destination for scuba divers.  The Barracuda Hotel is popular with divers.


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San Miguel de Cozumel

Crowd Watching the Dance

Crowd Watching the Dance

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San Miguel is the main town on the island of Cozumel, the busiest cruise ship port in the Caribbean and possibly the world.  This Mexican island is also a major destination for scuba divers and vacationers who stay outside of town at all inclusive resorts.  I go scuba diving there in the morning and after lunch there is time for street photography.  On Sunday nights there is a dance in the center square of San Miguel.  The cruise ships are gone and most of the tourists are back at their hotels stuffing themselves at the chow line.  The night shots were taken at that dance.


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Wired Vista

Wired Vista

These photos were taken with a D300 and a Nikon 16-85 zoom, except for the Hostess where a 50 mm f/1.8 D was employed. On these trips I dive in the morning and shoot in the afternoon.


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Cozumel Street Shots, 0110

Mexican Coast

Mexican Coast

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Walking the streets of San Miguel on the island of Cozumel exposes one to hordes of cruise ship passengers, and the Mexicans who are there to help thin the foreigners’  wallets.  Many of the foreigners are drunk.  A bucket of 6 Corona’s is only $5.  Often there are domestic disputes in front of Senor Frog’s when one half of the couple did not want to return to the ship.  After a few days the Mexicans who hang out on the street knew that I did not want to buy any Cuban cigars and they took to asking me about my camera.  Girls roam the streets wearing next to nothing.  Definitely a great place for candid and street photography.