Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – 80F - Mostly Sunny

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.

Cabo Early Tenders (Small)

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.

Cabo View of Rocks from Tender (Small)

Los Arcos Rock formation

Cabo Isl P from Tender (Small)

Island Princess from tender

Cabo Heading to city on Tender (Small)

In the tender

E and Cabo Marina (Small)

Ellen at the Marina at Cabo San Lucas

Cabo Pelican and Friend (Small)


Island Princess from Cabo Marina (Small)

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.

Isl P returning on Tender Cabo (Small)

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.

 Cabo Sail Away (Small)

Sail Way - Cabo

Cabo Sail Away Los Arco (Small)

Los Arcos Rock Formation (a mysterious fogginess present at the arch)

Cabo in distance sail away (Small)

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 Show (Small) Motor City Show 1 (Small)

Motor City Production Show

Some lounge music, perhaps a dance or two, and this day is in the books.

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