The most beautiful place I have ever been

Trip Start Jun 12, 2006
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Trip End Jul 01, 2007


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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

We left Caye Caulker on a speed boat at 7am and then took I small plane on a short journey up to Corozal and then onto Tulum by bus.

Everyone I had met while travelling around had raved about Tulum, but the place excided our expectations. The place is just spectacular. We are staying in beech huts which open straight out onto miles of golden white sand and a roaring ocean. During the day we have at least 500 metres of beech to ourselves. The huts are surrounded by palm trees and the occasional pelican that flies above.

Two nights ago while walking back from dinner along the beech I noticed some interesting tracks and followed these up the beech. I called Lou over, for in the sand was a huge green turtle digging a hole to lay eggs. We sat quitly for almost 2 hours before some scientists pulled up in a buggy. With head lamps they dug up the eggs and took them for incumbation. Because we had resepected the turtle, they used the lamps to lighten the area so we could take pictures and showed us baby loggerhead turtles they were going to release back into the sea. We stayed with the turtle for another hour before it left back for the ocean.

We have ventured out once to see the Tulum ruins, not a massive Mayan site, but impressive due to its location on the sea front.

The original plan was to stay in Cancun for the final two nights of lous stay, but we are enjoying ourselves so much here we are going to stay here.

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