Images from the Gulf of Mexico Survey Week Eight.

Celestun to Rio Largos

 

March 26 - April 1, 2006   Map View

Celestun Mexico

On the notrthwest corner of the Yucatan peninsula you'll find a quiet little fishing vllage called Celestun. You should  read more about it. The Yucatan is blessed with thousands of fresh water springs which sustain all of it's varied life forms.

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Driving northeast up and around the "corner" of the Yucatan, you'll see traditional Mayan homes along the coast. On the north coast of the peninsula you'll arrive in Chelem. This entire coast becomes a biosphere reserve and is widely know as a birder's paradise.

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Making the Chelem DrawingScott was wise to work in the shade as he made his Chelum drawing.

 

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Puerto Progreso

Heading farther east, you'll come to the town of Puerto Progreso.

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Chichen Itza Ruins

You may want to see the rest of the images from Chichen Itza. Have at it.

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La Gartos

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Lagartos and Luis

A busy intersection in Rio Lagartos. Who IS that guy? He's been following Scott all day! Oh yeah, that's Luis, Scott's guide.

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Rio Lagartos Estuary

Luis will take you out into the estuary to see the huge abundance of bird species, the turtles and he may even show you where the Permit are biting.

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Rio Lagertos Flamingos

After Luis gives you the lay of the land, you can take the Kayak out and search for your own flock of seagulls. Viva los Flamingos! See where they are.

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Downtown Celestun Freshwater Spring in Rio Celestun Ancient Mayan homes are still in use today. Chelem fishing boat Puerto Progreso Who wants a fish-wich? Part of the Nunnery at Chichen Itza Kukulkan The Ossuary Downtown Lagartos Luis the Guide Lagartos Paddle Flamingos Rio Lagartos Estuary Rio-Front property Making the La gartos drawing Can you say Fish-wich?