Last Friday we had two cruise ships, and that was the end of high cruise ship season here in Mahahual. This week we have two ships, and two ships next week also. The cruise ship season here now will consist of one or two ships a week until October.
That is a lot better than what we have had in the past during low season. Last year and the years before that, we were lucky to get two ships a month. Now we should have between eight to ten ships a month now, and I think at least one a week.
“Snow Bird” season is also officially over here in Mahahual. Most of the expats that live here during the winter months, have also gone back up north for the summer, and will return around November. All that is left now is some Canadians, (hosers), Wayne Horley, Canadian Stewart, and Ron and Collen from Novia Scotia, everybody else is basically gone, and headed north.
There are only a couple of us full timers, staying through the summer. I will be here all summer. The last three years I have had an adventure each summer during low season. Last year I stayed and toured Merida during low season, and the two summers before that, I stayed in Playa del Carmen during low season. This year I am staying in Mahahual because I have a lot of work to catch up on, and I need to write some articles for this blog that I have been putting off, because I am behind.
I have a bunch of funny “Gringo” stories to write about, and some other things that have happened down here in the last five or six months. I wanted to wait until everybody was up north before I went into these stories, not to embarrass anyone.
I have been very busy this past high season, and I have talked to more people about Mahahual, than I ever have in my past here in Mahahual. All I do on cruise ship days now is answer questions from people wanting to move or retire here. I have a whole another article about that later this week.
Right now things are kind of slow here until school gets out for the summer. The crowds of Mexican Nationals will start showing up on the weekends now. When school lets out here in Mexico, we will start getting families on vacation from all over Mexico, from places like Mexico City and Veracruz. The new water park will also attract some tourists here during low season.
Today we had the Carnival Valor here today from 7am to 2pm, and there were not that many people in town off of the cruise ship. Tomorrow we have the Norwegian Dawn here for a full day, so there will be more tourists in town tomorrow.
So here are some photos of low season in Mahahual today. Not much going on, but at least it is something.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina