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My oh my....Myans

Before we left Cozumel to our next port, Grand Cayman Island, we had our taxi driver take us to an out of town area of historical interest...some Mayan Ruins dating back to 1200 A.D. At one area, while my sister rested in the shade, I took the liberty of taking a back trail some 300km from the main area, and found a couple of tropical birds which I share at my bird photo blog this week [see sidebar link], and TONS of iguanas...black tailed iguanas that are indigenous to the tropical West Indies. [I have photos to share at another time] For now, a few of the ruins, before heading back to the ship...







Once, the cab driver dropped us off at the ship's docking area, we boarded, cleaned up and walked the promenade deck before dinner and the night's entertainment that was scheduled...an Ice Show with themes such as South Pacific, Dr. Zhivago, Elvis [I can't remember much of it...mostly comedic], and my favorite PHANTOM OF THE OPERA...









Our nighttime mascot this particular evening...a rabbit!!



...and then, waking up to this scene while I walked my laps around the track on deck 12.




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37 comments :

  1. good morning, glad you are home. the photos of the skaters are beautiful. I love stone, stone buildings and walls, this place is all stone. would love to see it and now i have.. all that history and beauty plus animals and birds. cant wait to see the rest of your photos

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    1. I have much more to share.

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  2. Hello, wonderful tour of the ruins. My hubby loved snorkeling in the Caymans, years ago we took a submarine ride in the Caymans. Cute towel animals. The sunset is beautiful. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Snorkling isn't for me. Guess 'cause I can't swim! lol

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  3. Thank you Anni!:) I have always wanted to see Mayan ruins. They, and the Mayans themselves have always held a fascination for me. Great shots of the ice show, a very colourful spectacle indeed, and the bunny towels...how inventive, and what fun to know you would see a different towel creation each evening. To be greeted by a morning scene as beautiful as this one, would be a perfect start to the day. Thank you for sharing.:)

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    1. Those mockingbirds can be pesky.

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  4. The ruins are fascinating... so many have been covered up with vegetation..... The Mayans and Incas have quite a tale and we hear so little about it yet were quite advanced but blood thirsty.

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  5. This sky is gorgeous!! The Myan ruins are kind of spooky! Good thing you had all the entertainment afterward. I adore Phantom Of the Opera, and have the C.D.

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    1. Oh so do I Ginny. The musical AND the book!

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  6. The Mayan ruins sure do stimulate my imagination! Your colorful shots of the skaters are stunning! The sea view is so calm and relaxing and lovely.

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    1. So glad to read you enjoyed this post Ms. G

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  7. I'm loving your cruise (vicariously).... I didn't take any pictures of theentertainment on ours, but we enjoyed all the shows (big theater) and the musicians in the atrium and in the various bars/coffee shops... any time you wanted to listen to music something was going on.

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    1. They do entertain us throughout!

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  8. The ruins remind me of a trip I took with my parents when I was around 7. They were fascinating and I could appreciate them so much more now.
    It amazes what they can do on a ship. Who would have thought that you could see an ice show onboard

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    1. The entertainment is pretty spectacular

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  9. I love your Mayan ruins. Amazing that they have survived so long.
    I could get used to cruises. All the entertainment. I forgot about the nightly towel critter.

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  10. Fascinating pictures.You sure got to see some interesting areas.

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    1. They were qite interesting.

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  11. interesting place and I love the dancers :) I have not seen any of this myself :)

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    1. It's easy to make reservations! 😊

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  12. I have seen many Mayan ruins and they all look very similar. To think of those people long gone and what it was like then. Love your beautiful sunset! :-)

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    1. Yep..
      But still holds my interest.

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  13. Ooops, I mean sunrise! :-)

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  14. Wow!! Gorgeous sunrise!! Have a grand week!

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  15. Those Mayan ruins are amazing! I would love to see them. Good for you for keeping up with the walking. You have a beautiful view that morning.

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    1. Walking has become a habit.

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I would especially love the skaters. Thought the one in red was great.

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    1. I too really enjoyed that show!

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  17. I am loving these posts!!!!

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    1. This makes me very pleased to read your comment.

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  18. Ice Skating extravaganza on the cruise ship...now that would be right up my alley.
    Hugs Cecilia

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