Paraiso Marina

In To Paraiso Marina, Isla Mujeres
 
 
 
 
 
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Very amusing, we were up this morning at our usual time, not knowing that we had gone back an hour, so our seven was everyone here’s six, way too keen. We hung around before coming in to the marina and by chance heard the net which began at 8:30. Soon after we were on the dock helped in by Kenneth and Chepo. Wi-fi soon revealed 79 emails. Sadly signal too poor for skype. We wandered up to the office and were pleasantly surprised to find a really nice pool.
 
 

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Cannot wait to complete formalities as a dip would be smashing

 

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The bar looks welcoming especially as they do a mean mudslide, no mud though

 

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Marina cats way too welcoming

 

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How chuffed am I, there’s chaps

 

Formalities were a bit mean. $25 each for our personal visas. $30 for Port Captain fees and $30 for the agent. $50 for a cruising permit that we have to go over to Cancun to source. So to average out the costs we felt we needed to stay a week. $200 for the marina which includes electric, water and wi-fi. Departure tax will be another $50. Had we have known this we would have stayed out at sea and gone straight to Guatemala, now here, lump it. Welcome to Central America.

 

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On the net this morning we were promised a free drink and a band, off we went to Bahia Tortuga

 

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We can only hope the band was better than the inner sole burgers

 

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Rishy and Tony were not the Eagles, but pleasant enough, and we enjoyed each others company famously

 

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We took a look at the accommodation here, very Mexican

 

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By the time we got back my friends were out and about. I asked Bear to put his finger in the shots for a size perspective. Words with many syllables rhyming with bucket and rowlocks sprang forth, which basically meant no, I thought it was a shame as I wanted to show these chaps were about eight inches across the carapace. Fine looking lads.

 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL LOVELY TO HAVE A POOL