Rest easy friend
A blogger we’ve been following for the past few years recently passed away. I noticed his blog had gone quiet in my RSS feed which was completely unlike him. He consistently posted everyday sometimes multiple posts per day. He’d also been having some health issues that he recently asked his readers to help identify so I was worried. I looked up a mutual friend which confirmed the worst, that he’d passed a short time ago.
The blog is Costa Maya Life authored by Stewart Rogers from South Carolina. Stewart loved Mexico especially Mahahual and could always be found on the malecon on cruise ship days. He loved meeting the passengers and chatting them up about anything and everything. He also loved college sports, baseball hats, and hormel chili.
When we decided to plan a trip to Mahahual it was hard to find first hand info from someone on the ground until we found Stewart’s blog. While we sifted through his many posts looking for tips on how to get there, where to stay, and who to dive with, we came to enjoy all the quirky posts in between. When we finally made it to Mahahual meeting Stewart and bringing him a hat was on our must-do list. I’m glad we had the chance to meet him. We stayed for a week above the Tropicante and ran into him multiple times a day either on the beach, on the malecon, or over at the casitas. I’ll miss him and his daily musings about all things Mexico and Mahahual.
Mexico lost one of its biggest advocates when Stewart passed. The cover picture for this post was taken from the Tropicante apartment after a storm. I thought it was the perfect picture to send Stewart off with. Rest easy friend!
Until next time….
Stay Warm Friends!