04-Febrero-2020 Martes, Cozumel.
We walk a lot. Everywhere. We’ve only used a taxi 3 times and that’s to get to the marina by 9AM to catch the dive boat. Sidewalks should be the major pedestrian track. Most of the time I’d rather walk on the road. Flat, non crumbly sidewalks are amazingly hard to find. Curb heights range from an inch to over knee high. A sidewalk along a single block may have over a dozen plane and not all level.
Good thing it doesn’t rain here very often. Guessing there are some drainage issues with the sidewalks below.
A lot of the sidewalks are old, uneven and very crumbly. Much more so than the below picture.
Many of the sidewalks are beautifully decorated especially in the older sections of town.
Because the swallow is an important symbol to Cozumel’s identity it can be spotted in many motifs including sidewalks.
Many of the newer sidewalks are textured like the top three pictures to prevent slipping. Wet or dry worn smooth sidewalks are slipperier than newly zambonied ice. I’ve almost fallen several times.
One last thing then I’m done with sidewalks … for today.
The Tuesday night Meet-up Cozumel gathering was a tamale feast at Casa Mission (1.3 miles away).
One of my favorite relishes here in Cozumel is Mayan escabeche de cebolla (pickled onion). The nopales cactus relish, not so much.
Try Expresso and Liquor 23 over ice. Add a little milk if you have to.
Hechos Graciosos (Fun facts)
I have yet to see a swallow.