A beautiful day in the Baja Peninsula…
We had originally requested an excursion but it was sold out – the office offered another tour but we decided to decline since all the tours departed at around 7:30 AM (we have to be there an hour earlier). So today, we will explore Cabo San Lucas on our own.
Sunrise over Cabo San Lucas (the tenders are already operating)
Cabo is a tender port – we boarded our tender at about 8:30 AM for the short ride to the tender pier. The ride gives us a great view of the Los Arcos rock formation (the arches are not visible from this angle) and the Island Princess.
Los Arcos Rock formation
Island Princess from tender
In the tender
Ellen at the Marina at Cabo San Lucas
Island Princess anchored (from the Cabo pier)
It was pleasantly warm in Cabo so we were able to walk through a good deal of the town (the population is only about 40,000). Lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. All in all, not much purchased but a very nice exploration of this resort town. It’s an early departure today (2:00 PM) so we took an early tender back to the ship.
Island Princess from the returning tender
I had volunteered to give an additional talk on this short port day and the Cruise Director took me up on my offer so “Forensic Science: Novel DNA Testing” was scheduled for 2:15 PM in the Universe Lounge. This is a smaller venue perfectly suited for a port day talk.
When I arrived at the Lounge at 1:45 PM there were already a fair number of people present. I estimated at least 75 people attended this time and was told later by a number of passengers that they went to the Princess Theater (and thought my talk had been cancelled). The venue worked out well and the talk was successful.
While I was talking, Ellen was capturing the scenic sail away from Cabo.
Sail Way - Cabo
Los Arcos Rock Formation (a mysterious fogginess present at the arch)
Adios Cabo San Lucas
The Princess Singers and Dancers performed their final production number tonight - “Motor City”. The show, a tribute to Motown, was very entertaining. The dancers don’t stand still very long but I was able to capture some of them during the show.
Motor City Production Show
Some lounge music, perhaps a dance or two, and this day is in the books.