Cenote Chemuyil

Our first cenote visit was in Chemuyil, about 20 km north of Tulum.  It was a small, crystal clear pool of water with lots of tiny fish and bright green algae growing on the bottom.  There were some underwater caves on the edges, but all were very dark and too scary...

Cozumel, Mexico

We spent four days on Cozumel, Mexico’s largest island.  We rented a motorbike and drove all over the island the first day.  We spent the following days searching for great snorkeling spots, and quiet beaches (of which there are few on Cozumel, as large resorts...

Mono Lake and Buckeye Hotsprings

This was our last camping trip of 2010, back in October.  We went to the eastern Sierras and visited Buckeye Hot-springs, Mono Lake, and camped for a few days. The hot-springs were fed by a spring on the hill above a creek, and hot water dripped down in a hot...