Our final two ports of call – Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, FloridaFebruary 26, 2009
Thursday, January 29th – Cozumel, Mexico
Ahhh, Cozumel! No crazy excursion at this port, just a relaxing day on a catamaran snorkeling and enjoying the sun. Raising the sail (and starting the engine), the cat scooted across the crystal clear water taking us to our snorkeling location.
Unfortunately, I’ve never taken up underwater photography, although I’ve thought about it many times. As a former avid scuba diver, I hope I can one day take my love of photography and combine it with my love of the oceans and diving. We’ll see. Underwater housings and lights are not cheap!
After snorkeling, we spent the rest of the day at the beach, enjoying the sun. I’ll keep this text short and just show some of the photos I took that day.
It was a beautiful day to hang out on the beach and relax…
Saturday, January 31st – Key West, Florida
Early in the morning of Friday the 30th, we got a nice little surprise. Due to a cold weather front cutting across the United States and part of the Caribbean cutting temperatures dramatically, our captain decided to change our last port of call. Previously, we were scheduled to spend the day on the cruise line’s private island on the beach. Since cold and beach don’t go well together, the captain changed our itinerary and turned towards Key West, Florida. I think the whole ship was happy!
I’ve had the opportunity to spend a number of vacations in Key West. The keys and especially Key West are some of my favorite places in the country. Cold or not, I was looking forward to spending the day in Key West.
We arrived early on Saturday and, after clearing customs, went looking for a sweatshirt. It was chilly! Jen and I spent the day roaming around the town looking to capture some images. There are some odd and interesting things to photograph as you walk down Duval Street.
If you’re ever in Key West stop by The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. This was one of the nicest butterfly display and conservatory I’ve ever been to. You’ll be covered with butterflies and it’s a great place to photograph them.
The day was fantastic and a great way to spend our last full day of the cruise. I’ll close with a few more of the images I took that day. I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey!