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Adventure Guide to the Yucatan, Cancun & Cozumel, 2nd by Bruce W. Conord, June Conord

By Bruce W. Conord, June Conord

Winner, "Best commute Book," North American commute reporters Assoc. Covers many locations now not even pointed out in competing courses. Take to the mountain trails, swim in hidden cenotes, watch the sunlight upward push on a seashore close to the traditional Maya port of Pol? (where the authors celebrated the sunrise of the recent millennium). stopover at Bohemian Playa del Carmen, or history-rich Cozumel, the place the Spanish first set foot at the North American continent.

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To set a stern example and to avenge the January atrocities, a firing squad shot young Ay against the wall of Valladolid’s Santa Ana chapel on July 26, 1847. His death was the catalyst that ignited the Caste War – so called because of the complex racial levels, or “castes,” that the Spanish had developed to differentiate the mixed bloodline of the Mexican people. It was an uprising of such magnitude and violence that soon vengeful Maya armies drove the remaining white citizenry behind the thick walls of Campeche and barricades in the narrow streets of Mérida.

Spanish and French grunts, yellowjacks, queen triggerfish, blue tangs, banded butterfish, damselfish, red snappers, sergeant majors, angelfish and spotted drums are just a few of the colorful, edible inhabitants. All men are equal before fish. ~ Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964 People of the Yucatán The forces of the past live on and exert influence on us, though we may not be consciously aware of this... We are all imbedded in the flux of generations, whose legacy of thought and feeling we irrevocably carry along with us.

And between wrong turns and predators – sea gulls, large fish, raccoons, foxes and human poachers – only 4 or 5% of the eggs develop into fully mature turtles. Isla Mujeres has a turtle research station that makes for a pleasant and educational visit. Mexican laws severely restrict the harvesting of sea turtles, so if it’s ever on a menu, please don’t order it. Shellfish Walk the beaches of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo and you’ll see plenty of sea shells by the seashore. Conch, of course, is the largest (sometimes as big as two feet) and one of the most beautiful.

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