Posts Written OnAugust 2014

Kayak Chetumal Bay

Canoe? Check. Crystal clear water? Check. Fishing gear? Check. Camera? Check. Cooler of umm…refreshments? Check. Okay then, we’re all set for a day of canoeing Chetumal Bay! Chetumal Bay is a giant expanse of water that separates the tiny peninsula Xcalak is on from the mainland, it is stunningly tranquil and beautiful, full of sea life and largely deserted. Floating through private, peaceful, turquoise waters teeming with dolphins, fish, crocodiles and birds on a Friday afternoon? Yes please! Here’s hoping you find a private little slice of paradise this weekend!

Xcalak Fishing

In Xcalak fishing is a big deal. I mean a BIG deal. It’s the entire reason why the town exists, why most tourists visit and the only real source of recreation or income for miles. In our short time here we’ve met people who have travelled all the way from not only the US and Canada but Sweden, Australia and Austria (yes, they’re different countries) just to fish the area around Xcalak. Now, imagine flying 21 hours from Sydney, Australia to Cancun and then having to drive an additional 6 hours to get to Xcalak just to go fishing. That’s…

So our days here in Xcalak are not always full of snakes, heat and humidity and traumatic conch shells injuries. We have many, many days that start like this. An Xcalak sunrise is simply stunning, honestly one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and is one of the gajillion reasons that I love it here. And I think it’s just way too pretty to keep to ourselves. I hope you enjoy and find something beautiful of your own this weekend.

Recently the owners of the house we house sit for came into town to spend some time here in Xcalak which gave us the opportunity to head out for a few days. Somewhere, anywhere, we were ready for an adventure! We had grand plans of going to explore the neighboring Mexican state of Campeche, climbing pyramids, exploring undiscovered cenotes and visiting some pueblos mágicos (magic cities) for a few days. But then I was attacked by a conch. The healing process from my conch shell injury has been painful and excruciatingly slow. Walking is still a challenge and it is particularly…

Gone Fishin'

The owners of the house we are dog and house sitting for came in town for a few days which means we got the opportunity to travel away from Xcalak for a long weekend. So we’re on vacation! We didn’t have really definite plans when we took off from Xcalak so we might have gone on an adventure, we might have gone fishin’ (although it’s hard to believe the fishing can get any better than what we have in Xcalak) or we might be laying comatose in some air conditioning. Whatever we chose I can promise that we’re enjoying ourselves this weekend…


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