Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/850 sec, ISO200
“Ruins” Tulum, 2019

Today’s port-of-call was Cozumel, Mexico. We’ve been here once before, but this time we took a ferry to Playa del Carmen on the Mexican mainland and then joined the tour to the Tulum Ruins. The ruins were the one thing I really wanted to see on this trip so I was stoked to be able to visit them with a tour guide who explained the history and of course the human sacrifices! 🤯 But seriously, although the ruins are not very large, the history was amazing and the setting, right on the cliff was stunning. It was well worth the trip!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/10, 1/800 sec, ISO200
“Ruins” Tulum, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/800 sec, ISO200
“Ruins” Tulum, 2019

After finishing our visit to the Tulum ruins, we had a few minutes to grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. The chips and salsa were so good (and spicy!), the ceviche was fresh and yummy, and the enchiladas verdes were delicious. I had the fish tacos which were pretty good, except the tortillas basically disintegrated when I tried to pick them up, so I had to eat them with a fork. But still enjoyable, especially washing it all down with an ice-cold Negra Modelo. 🍺🌮

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Enchiladas Verdes” Tulum, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO250
“Chips, Salsa, and Ceviche” Tulum, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO400
“Tacos de Pescado” Tulum, 2019

Next, it was back to the shops near the dock in Playa del Carmen, and then we caught the second-to-last ferry to Cozumel and the ship.

By the way, on the bus to Tulum, I was able to snap a few photos which I thought I’d share:

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Street Art” Playa del Carmen, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/950 sec, ISO200
“Busy Port” Cozumel, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/140 sec, ISO200
“Breakfast Menu” Playa del Carmen, 2019

The clouds this evening were the best of the trip, and I got plenty of good photos. We’re really fortunate to have some awesome weather so far!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/600 sec, ISO200
“Clouds” Caribbean Sea, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Sunset” Caribbean Sea, 2019

And I also got photos of people taking photos. 😆📸

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO250
“Sunset Photographers” Caribbean Sea, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/20 sec, ISO6400
“Dark Cloud” Caribbean Sea, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Sunset Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/150 sec, ISO200
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2019

Summer Clouds

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/7000 sec, ISO200
“Clouds” Austin, 2019

Fun to look up in the sky these days. The photo above was taken on my way home using my X100T which I carry in my bag, and the photo below was taken with my phone during an early evening run.

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/3800 sec, ISO103
“Clouds” Cedar Park, 2019

A Face in the Clouds?

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec, ISO200
“Cloudy Face” Cedar Park, 2019

My Fujifilm X100T said it detected a face in the clouds… looks more like a baby elephant to me. Did you find it?

Loving the Clouds These Days

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/3500 sec, ISO200
“Big Cloud” Cedar Park, 2019

I have to follow up yesterday’s sunburst post with another sky photo. The clouds the past couple of days have been great. When my Mom visited last week, we joked about how nice the clouds were, but she said that in Los Angeles, they don’t have many clouds. Come to think of it, I don’t have any particular memories of the clouds in Southern California (I was born and raised there), but I do remember when I traveled to Hawaii, the clouds there were simply amazing! And while Texas clouds aren’t quite as stunning as Hawaii’s, they can be beautiful, and the scale just seems bigger. I guess this is where I insert the comment about everything being bigger in Texas. 😆

I hope you had a great day!

またね~