BBQ at El Cid La Ceiba – TravelBart.com Report

It was going to be a beautiful night. It’s not unusual for me to run into San Miguel, Cozumel’s quaint town, for a bite to eat and to explore, but they dropped off a flyer to my room about a poolside BBQ, tonight. I’d been diving, snorkeling, and writing all day, so I thought, why,…
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Diving Cozumel – Babieca Dive Center Report

The water visibility was not the far-seeing Cozumel usual, but considering Hurricane Rena had blown through about a week before, it was a still great day of scuba diving. I decided to try out the dive operation, Babieca Dive Center, at the El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort where I’ve been staying. I usually dove…
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Buying a Bike in Cozumel – a Mini-Adventure

I arrived in Cozumel a few days ago and plan to stay six weeks, so instead of walking everywhere or taking a cab, I decide to buy a bike and ride all over the island.  For a refresher, Cozumel is an island about twenty miles southeast of Cancun, about 30 miles long by 15 miles…
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CRYSTAL COVE – NEWPORT BEACH

Crystal Cove at Sunset    photo: www.crystalcovebeach cottages.com I know everyone’s heard about the Southern California laid-back lifestyle.  And, no, it’s not overrated.  I’m headed down to the Beachcomber Cafe on the beach in Crystal Cove. Who does the Southern California lifestyle best?  It’s the people who live and play along the So-Cal beaches, that’s…
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THE GREAT NEWPORT BEACH BIKE RIDE

Biking It Down to the Newport Beach Pier   It’s early Sunday morning in Newport Beach and the sun’s smiling like it just got back from the dentist.  Jerri’s brother, John, hit town for a visit, so we decide to pedal south about two miles to the Newport Beach Pier and grab some breakfast at…
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