I got back to the ferry dock to catch my boat back to the island a bit early on Monday. I had some time to kill so I thought you all might like to see some of the boats that call Gran Puerto home.
First we have the shrimper boats. They are easily recognizable by the long arms they use to troll for shrimp. They fold up when travelling or in port.
I'm not sure what the boat in front of them is. It says Tiburon II on the side. Tiburon meaning shark in Spanish. Come to think of it, it does really remind me of the boat that was used in Jaws. Just take away that cover in the back.
More shrimpers a little further out. I think they must have been docked because the harbor was again closed to any boat under 40 foot. But these are longer than 40 feet, I think. Maybe they were there dropping off their loads at the fish processing plant located next to the ferry dock.
Anybody who eats shrimp owes a debt of gratitude to these guys. Look at the condition of these boats that they take out onto the high seas. One guess as to whether or not I would ever go with them!
People ferries from Ultramar in dock for repair or temporarily out of commission.
Isla Mujeres as seen from the ferry dock. You have to look closely to see the little white spots on the horizon. It takes about 20 minutes to make the crossing.
Gotta go! Here comes my ride!