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Welcome to my blog. My main website with its bloggy main page is probably is a bit more up to date as I spend more time working on that one. I run a fairly sizable website called Restless Adventureralready and this is just something of a portal page to it. If you are adventure-minded then you are guaranteed to find something of interest in the links to the left. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I've helped a lot of people with their adventure plans and enjoy doing it. I've certainly received my share of advice.

03 March 2009

Chicxulub and Progreso

This one goes out to all the astronomy or paleo nerds out there. I visited Chicxulub today. Of course that is the name of the crater from the asteroid impact 65 million years ago at the K-T extinction boundary. The Chicxulub strike.

There isn't anything to see there of course and no reason to go but I figured I'd go anyway and get some seafood. There are actually two Chicxulubs, Pueblo and Puerto. The first means town and the second means port. I went to Chicxulub Puerto since ground zero is offshore so it's closer although maps usually put a dot on the inland Chicxulub Pueblo.

Getting there was surprisingly easy and fast. There is a good bus connection to Progreso on the coast since it is a big local beach resort. Once there combis leave from the same block to cover the 5 km or so to Chicxulub. The place was even in my guidebook and they recommended a restaurant and that's where I headed. They had some really good seafood. They brought out some ceviche pescado (raw whitefish marinated in lime juice) with my first beer. When that was done I ordered the conch with garlic and worked on planning the next few days of this trip.

I did walk out to the beach and again when I went back through Progreso. The weather was better for kites than swimming and not many people were out. I got back to Merida around dark.


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