Since we had all been to Progresso more times than you can shake a stick at, we decided to head for a different Gulf of Mexico location. A sleepy little town just NE of Merida and east of Progresso, Sisal. Sisal is also the entrance point to the Ria Celestun Biosphere and thus, a protected area.
The first thing I say when we got to the beach area of town, was this dock. A much smaller version, but very reminiscent of the one in Progresso.
But getting to that beach and view was an interesting walk in itself. Along the way, we passed "City Hall" and were able to get out of the hot sun for a bit under this walkway. Very typical archetecture for the Yucatan.
Most of the streets in town are paved until you get to the ones leading directly to the beach area.
Of course, we had to take a stroll out onto the dock.
And see the shoreline to the left.
And to the right. The darkness you see is accumulated seaweed.
I was a little surprised to see people in the water at the end of the dock. I had no idea of how deep it was there, nor how they got back onto the dock once in.
That mystery was soon enough solved!
As we watched some of the local pre-teen youth cool off and enjoy and a hot spring day, I realized that the water here was only about five feet deep. That's certainly enough to do a cannonball into!