Thursday, May 8, 2014
We went to the Mayan ruins at Coba.
The entire area of ruins extends as far as 80 square kilometers.
Only a small percentage of the structures have been excavated.
There are trails leading from each set of pyramids or ruins.
It was a long, hot walk. It was a good choice to rent bikes.
I had told the kids to jump up on these pillars for a picture,
but we clearly understood the Spanish instructions not to climb on the ruins.
Riding to the next ruins.
Ixmoja, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula.
It's 130 steps to the top.
The view from the top.
I think it was about 120 degrees F at the top, but at least there was a breeze.
Contemplating the climb down.
(mormon friends from Australia behind us.
And it front of us, and next to us.
Easy to spot with their UofU t-shirts, Utah State hats, and their modest choice of hiking apparel.)
And, it's 130 steps to the bottom.
A few of the ruins had "courts" which were used for sporting events as well as trials.
It was so hot when we got done with this adventure. We drank all of our water that we brought.
But, there was a well placed ice cream stand at the exit which we took full advantage of as we finished our tour of Coba.