This afternoon was pretty low key for me traveling. After checking in at the hotel, I walked in to the downtown San Miguel del Cozumel waterfront about 4 kilometers away, and roamed.
On the way back I stopped at Chedraui, the Cozumel, Mexico equivalent
of a Super Target. I purchased several bottles of hot sauce for my collection,
a bottle of sangria to enjoy at the hotel, and several snacks: three kinds
of flavored peanuts and what I thought were pepper and lime flavored chips,
but turned out to be pork rinds. None of the snacks really hit my fancy,
but I spent less than $8 on everything.
Dusk doesn't last very long in Cozumel, I started using my notebook computer on the balcony at dusk and within a few minutes it was full dark. While I typed, I watched the last of the sunset, and then the huge cruise ships lighted up and sailed away. There were at least 5 today.
For supper, I went to the Lobster House, well up in the North Hotel Zone. I hadn't realized how far away it was, or I probably would have gone somewhere closer. But I was taking a taxi, so I didn't pay much attention to the location.
The Lobster House is in a small hut, screened across the front. The grounds have ponds, bridges and little white twinkle lights. The lighting is dim and every table has a candle is in a holder (bottle?) that it covered by the wax of hundreds of candles. Lots of atmosphere.
The only main course is lobster tail. They are kept in a tub and when you select one, it is weighed and priced. Mine was on the small side of average and ran $30 including the side dishes. The meal included bread, vegetable (boiled potato and carrot) and couscous. There was melted butter, limes, and little cups of salt and pepper. I tried not to think of how many people had been served those same little cups.
The lobster tasted fine, but was a bit tough. The margarita was too sour for my taste. The food really wasn't bad, but it isn't a place I will revisit.
There might have been a long wait for a taxi to come by for the trip back into town, but there was a hotel across the street where I found a cab. I negotiated the fares before getting in the cabs, but probably didn't do a very good job. The fare down was 750 pesos an the fare back was 850.
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