Cozumel Coast Roadtrip

May 27, 2017

All five of us crammed into this tiny jeep and headed out to roadtrip around the coast of Cozumel. All we had was this terribly drawn map, with absolutely no labels.. don't ask me why or how we ended up with this. The first pull of that looked interesting was for this small town by the name of El Cedral. Brother and mom were nice to the locals, too nice to say no when they urged them to come in their shops. Mom wanted to look at jewelry and Derrick was pulled into a cigar shop and handed a cuban. Kelly and Laura wandered around and I bought tea and some matches. Which, were the worst matches I have ever used. I have them in my lunch box if you ever want to see them, just ask. 

What seemed like ages later, my family and I were able to find a little bit of some old mayan ruins. Nothing too fancy though, but neat. We drank some tea and gave my mom the pep talk to lie to the locals when they tried to get us to stop in their shops on the way out of town. We did not want to be there any longer than we had to. Ha. 

Photos shot on my Canon Ae-1 with Kodak Gold 35mm film.
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
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Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
As we made it to the southern tip of the island, we found this small little religious stone building. I have no idea the name, but it was lovely. Beyond it was the lovely beach. A storm was rolling in, so we stayed on the beach, just goofing around and taking photos.
Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
A little further up the coast, we stopped at another beach. Hidden down a long dirt road, we stumbled upon a beach with an array of neat animals. Peacocks were strutting around, neat birds, and these huge blue iguanas. I'm not much of a 'hop in the ocean', type of person so I wandered off, drank some tea, stalked these blue iguanas for too long in order to get the shot I wanted. 
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
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35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
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Before too long, Derrick rounded us all up. We had to take the rental car back and board the ship. 
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
Upon leaving that morning, we had gotten a map from the rental car company. Paid it no attention, until now- the map is mainly just lines in a grid with a star next to the rental car company, no street names or labels. We had no idea how to get back. Eventually, we flagged a taxi down, Kelly and Laura hopped in and we followed them back. But then we had one predicament... We turned the rental car in and realized we all had to get back or get left. Six of us piled into this tiny little car, not sure how, but at least it was legal. 
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
35mm film Cozumel/Quintana Roo by Katie Corley
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