Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crossing Over

No, not the kind I thought I was going to do last fall when I was so sick. The kind you do when you want/have to get from the island to Cancun.

I had a cardio appointment last week and was very happy that it was a bright day. The water was by no means calm, but at least the sun was out.

Here's the view looking north from where I have to stand in line before being released to get on the boat.





This guy caught my eye. We were about in the middle of the crossing when I took this picture. He was approaching fast and not veering off track. He passed behind the boat with about 10 feet to spare. Daring or stupid?

5 comments:

Leah Flinn said...

Neither daring nor stupid. Mexican.

Islagringo said...

Leah: bold assumption on your part. He was most definately a tourist. And not of the Mexican variety.

Steve Cotton said...

I go for someone simply having fun in a world where self-preservation is highly overrated.

norm said...

I think it was a matter of knowing he could dump his wind at anytime, nothing daring about it.

Leah Flinn said...

Sorry, should have reworded better. I wasn't referring to the person's nationality, but to the general 'Mexican' nature of moving very fast and not swerving until the last possible instant.