I was busy with work today and as a result did not get a chance to take a picture. So I am going to do a small cheat and use one of the shots from the bird aviary in Playa Del Carmen from last week. This guy is a Scarlet Macaw.
Late this afternoon I headed into Toronto to have Easter dinner with my family. After spending nearly 20 minutes trying to find somewhere to park, I was walking back to their apartment building and I happened to walk past this funky painted wall and door. It is actually a skate shop and this was done on purpose.
This morning I was up early to catch a Caribbean sunrise on my last day in Playa Del Carmen. It was a very pretty sunrise. I am now home and happy to be so. Vacations are always fun, but it is always nice to be back home.
Today is my last full day in Playa Del Carmen. Late this afternoon in quite nice light, I went for a walk along the street that our resort is on. On the opposite side of the street from the resorts are private homes and rental homes. This one particular house I believe is divided up into multiple apartments and has these colourful stairways leading to every apartment.
I am going to post 2 images today. One is of an Iguana I saw at the resort and the 2nd one a palm tree leaf(s). This afternoon we received torrential rain for about 30 minutes. Then the beautiful weather returned. Tomorrow is our last full day in Playa Del Carmen.
This morning I headed to the Xaman Ha Aviary, which was barely a 5 minute taxi ride from our resort. Not knowing what to expect I was quite surprised and happy to see a very good variety of birds. We saw Brown Pelicans, White-Fronted Parrots, Blue Crowned Parrot, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Pink Flamingos, Scarlet Macaws and this guy, a very photogenic Keel Billed Toucan.
This morning I walked a few hundred meters from my resort to a building I had noticed on the drive in. I am not sure what this building is or was, but it had some very interesting carvings, doorways and other parts to it. In some ways a part of it looks to be under renovation but it was hard to tell.
Today we visited the ruins at Tulum. Tulum is a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city. It is one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas. It was fully inhabited between the 13th and 15th centuries. It was very busy and very hot today. The image below is of the main temple.