Can this really be our last port before Los Angeles? No… say it isn’t so! But, Im glad to say it isn’t over just yet!
We arrived in Cabo to a clear sunny sky but the temperature is bit cooler then it has been and we are told it will get cooler as we inch toward LA during the next two days at sea.
This last port we decided to join others in our group for a harbor cruise and scenic drive. The ship is anchored in the bay so we had to tender to shore. But no worries as the water is fairly calm inside the bay and there are plenty of folks to assist us as we boarded the tender.
Unfortunately the waters farther out were a little more rough and several of the shore excursions were canceled, including Gary’s deep sea fishing that he really was looking forward to. But he took the bad news in stride and joined us for our excursion.
This was a fairly large group on this tour and took us in batches of 50 to shore. As we waited for the last tender to join us, we had some time for group pics included below are Chris, Deb, Linda, Sandy, Gary, Ann & George. Sharon is in there somewhere… although she may have missed the group shot trying to find a jewelry shop. : )
Once we were all together, we boarded a large 2 deck catamaran and headed out towards Land End to view the unique rock formations and sea life bathing in the sun.
They served various beverages onboard as we drifted past the scenery.
e enjoyed the cruise for about 45 minutes then we headed back to the dock and to the bus for the next part of our journey which was a 15 minute scenic drive to a cliff top restaurant.
Once we arrived we were given a beverage and the opportunity to purchase a personal sized pizza or sandwich for approx $4.00 usd. But we were really there for the view! If you look closely you can see the ship anchored in the distance. It was spectacular!
We boarded the bus for our return and were given the option of going back to the pier or being dropped off in town to shop and explore. A group of us decided to go check out the local wares, and the first stop was the infamous Cabo Wabo, owned and sometimes personally operated by Sammy Hagar of rock and roll fame. And lets not forget he makes a mean tequila too!
Chris and I were very happy to see that 2 of us vanity plates at the bar were from Washington State. (see above the 55 speed limit sign)
Tip: if you enter from the marina side up the stairs, and are looking for just a drink and some appetizer, but the wait for a table is long – check the bar area which is in the back of the building past the club area. You might be able to find a able a bit easier there.
After some beverages at Hagars place we decided to try lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. The nachos are huge so unless you are really hungry, I suggest you share with a buddy.
After lunch, we made our way to marina for a pleasant walk back to the ship. Along the way we encountered the usual attempt to sell everything from jewelry and toys to very annoying whistles. But something else caught my eye.
There was a booth from the Santiago Zoo where they have a baby lion available for a photo op if you donate to the cause of the care and feeding of the lions. Anyone who knows me has already guessed I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help animals and if a pic with a cuddly little gal named Nikita is included, Im all for it!
We returned to the ship and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink and the company of friends in Lumieres.
Tomorrow, one of the last 2 days at sea…..