Day 9 in paradise.
Super hot here on Holbox Island today. Only one thing for it. Swimming. But even that does totally satisfy as the turquoise waters here where the Caribbean Sea meet the Gulf of Mexico are very warm.
It’s a funny little island. A sleepy fishing village and largely unspoilt. The handful of hotels respectfully taking its environment into regard. All manner of wildlife thrive here. Beautiful pink flamingos, birds of prey and pelicans dotted around the small island. The odd dolphin kicking about.
We are regretfully a few weeks early to see the yearly whale shark migration. The largest fish in the sea. 16 metre plankton eating behemoths. A massive draw for this island as they swim right by. The population here will swell full of those eager to swim with these magnificent animals.
There are only a couple of actual cars on the island, and the best way to get around are these golf buggies which they’ve fitted with all terrain tyres to cope with beach driving. Bit of a giggle driving this bad boy around. Let’s just say they are surprisingly resilient.
In our travels to the end of the island, we stumbled on their cemetery. Elaborate and colourful memorials to the dead. The place is crawling with iguanas of all sizes. Using the peace and quiet to bask in the sun and the hollow statues as homes in the evening.
The food here (as it has been all over) has been amazing. Lovely fresh seafood is extraordinarily cheap. I had a coconut fish curry that would rival any curry I’ve ever eaten.
Breakfast eaten… It’s time for a swim.