Distance from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas: 295 Nautical Miles
Another short day in Cabo San Lucas – In addition, my seventh talk is scheduled just as we push at 3:00 PM. The ship is anchored so we need to get an early tender and then get back by about 2:00 PM so I can get ready for the talk.
There are great views of Cabo from the deck of the Century.
A Century Lifeboat running Tender Duty
On the tender (A Cabo Tender)
The famed rock formation, Los Arcos, was visible from the ship – the closest we have been in our two trips here.
Moving on the tender
The tender port was in the center of all of the shops and vendors. It was a short walk to the larger shops. The harbor area was loaded with pelicans but I shot this one because he had a white head (the others were brown).
Just beyond the port area is an interesting statue of a swordfish. A good landmark to get you back to the tender port.
As always, we are on the search for WiFi. We found it this time at a McDonalds about 20 minutes away from the tender port. Locals told us it might be closed but when we got there, it was open and full of customers. I had a “Cono” for 90 cents and the WiFi was free and fast.
The restaurant was hosting a birthday party while we were there.
Birthday at Cabo San Lucas McDs
Senor Ronald McDonald
Walking back to the tender port, we actually bumped into a health spa offering an hour massage for $20 – the lowest world wide price yet encountered. The place was quiet, clean, and terrific.
We found our way back to the tender port and headed back to the ship around 1:30 PM. Got some great views of the ship on the tender ride back.
The picture below was strange because the ship is in focus and the water is not. It looks like the ship is in a light fog.
I couldn’t resist taking some more pictures of the Los Arcos rock formation.
The Carnival Splendor was also anchored in the harbor adding about another 2000 people to the crowds in Cabo.
Cabo beach and parasailor
Quiet time in the Rendezvous Lounge
I got to the theater a little early to set up – I had a chance to watch Jamie teaching some passengers the “Thriller” dance (they are going to do a flash mob dance on the last sea day). They were pretty good.
My talk (“Genetic Eyewitness”)– though scheduled in the afternoon on a busy and short port day – still drew a nice crowd in the theater. I don’t give this talk very often on ships but it still came off OK and drew some interesting questions afterwards.
At dinner, we asked our waiters about the Vegetarian Menu. It turns out that this ship has such a menu and some of the items are not on the regular menu as veggie entrees. We ordered off this menu and the items were very good.
After dinner, we caught Bruce Smirnoff, a very funny comedian. We had never seen him before – a comedian was very welcome.
A visit to the various lounges completed the day.
Pedometer: 7152 steps; 3.39 miles; 350 calories