Parque Nacional Tulum

It’s the last day of 2018 as I enter the Tulum Ruins. The only Aztec ruins to be located on the coast. Iguanas guard the dwellings as throngs of tourists clammer to get that perfect shot.

The morning weather is changing as quickly as a child’s mind, sunny one minute, pouring rain the next. The ocean breeze keeps me cool as I take in my surroundings. I love the sounds of waves crashing onto the shore and the colors of the ocean put me into a dreamlike state.

The ruins of Tulum are smaller than other sites I have been to, and it doesn’t take us long to complete our tour. I’m glad to have seen them, but I’m ready for our next adventure on this last day of 2018. As I look out at the storm clouds brewing, our guide whispers in my ear…

“Are you ready to go snorkeling? The water looks extremely rough to me, and anxiety rears it’s ugly head. It must have been visible on my face as he says, “Don’t worry man, you’re in good hands!”

The storm passes quickly and the sun comes out again as we make our way out of the Tulum ruins and down to the beach.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?

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