Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Deaf Freedom Cruise--First Stop, Cozumel
As we pulled into the port at Cozumel, Mexico, the Freedom of the Seas passed close by another ship. A lady on the other ship began signing and had a conversation with several of the Freedom passengers. She was amazed to discover that there were 3,800 deaf passengers on one boat!
Cozumel is definitely the place to purchase jewelry as we were able to bargain the prices down quite low. We spent the day shopping and eating Mexican food. We were disappointed that we didn't make it to the beach that day and when we got back to the boat, it seemed as if the best excursion (and the most expensive!) that day was the dolphin swim.
On the way back to the ship, we encountered the "frozen in place" natives:
The bronze guy at the bottom was so good at standing still that he really looked like a statue. He scared several people by jumping into motion as they passed by.