Up early on a lovely, calm 2018 morning in Puerto Morelos. The colours were outstanding. There is a cruise ship in the middle of the shot, but it is a little hard to make out. (Click the photo for a better view)
And here are a couple of scenes from last night.
Here are a two of the “Viejos”. A part of Mexican New Year’s Eve tradition is to create a dummy and fill him full of fireworks. At midnight “los años viejos” (the old years) is lit and explodes in a ball of fire, filled with loud bangs and small explosions. This is thought to get rid of the “bad” of the past year and bring hope and prosperity for the coming year.
And this is how the town square looked last night in the early evening.
To get an idea of what the dummies look like when they are lit, check out this video we made 10 years ago.
Hope your 2018 is off to a good start wherever you are!