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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

 

Day 6: Mexcio Cruise

At 0800 the ship anchored in Cabo San Lucas harbor. The shore excursion we chose for this port was a "lands end boat tour and scenic drive". We walked the short distance from where the tender docked over to a beautiful catamaran for the cruise to lands end, better known as the tip of Baja. During the cruise they ran a Jacques Cousteau narration of the area. However, we ended up being seated where we could not hear it, as they had no speakers mounted in our part of the boat.

Upon returning to the dock, we were escorted onto buses and taken on a non-narrated scenic drive to Giorgio’s Restaurant, where we were served refreshments, consisting of soft drinks or beer.

During the boat ride to lands end, McCall and I befriended a mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Karen, and another couple, Barbara and Merrill, who were from Seattle. We visited together at Giorgio’s and decided to have lunch together when we got back to town. All six of us fit into the Mexican taxi. For those that do not know, a Mexican Taxi is a pickup with benches in the back.

The taxi took us directly to the Shrimp Factory, a restaurant that served all sorts of shrimp dishes. One could even get bowls of shrimp by the kilo. One could get 1/2 kilo, 1 kilo, 2 kilo, or 3 kilo bowls. You had to do your own shelling.

After lunch, the six of us visited several local shops. The ladies found one shop they particularly liked and bartered with the owner for nearly an hour and came away with a lot of nice jewelry. Merrill and I decided to walk back to the dock and let the ladies take a taxi. I had marked the dock when we arrived and set that as our destination. Merrill was sure he knew the way, but the GPS told me it was in the opposite direction. To resolve the issue, I suggested that we ask someone. He tried three persons, none of whom spoke any English and he did not speak any Spanish. With my limited Spanish, I was able to ask the fourth person where the water was. He pointed in the direction my GPS had recommended originally. So we set out and periodically checked the distance. When we got within 245 feet of the dock Merrill spotted it. We tendered back to the ship in time for it to weigh anchor at 1630. In the next couple of days, I had several passengers ask me about the GPS system that had helped Merrill and I find our way back to the ship. He had told several people about our adventure.

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