The days are still cool as we continue down the California coast with stops in Santa Barbara and San Diego and onward toward Mexico.
We have two excellent lecturers on board. Dr Sherry Hutt who will be with us for the whole cruise and gives us not only a lot of information about the ports and countries we are visiting but also the human side of the history with interesting and funny stories. And Mark Fitzpatrick, a former senior US diplomat, who will be speaking about political & foreign policy issues relevant to our destination countries on this segment, and giving us political insight into such issues as US-Mexico relationships, and immigration issues from Mexico and Central America.
Sea days are a favourite of mine where you can either relax and do nothing, or join in an art class, attend a lecture, sing in the choir or hit the gym. Not to mention the parties!! But it is still always fun to land in a new port.
Our stop in Cabo San Lucas, a popular tourist destination on Mexico’s Baha California Peninsula, found a group of us headed off the ship in search of Cabo Wabo, the restaurant/bar owned by Sammy Hagar of Van Halen fame. We were not disappointed. A bucket of Coronas and a live band playing great music made for a few hours of merrymaking.
Afterwards, George & Theresa Banfield and I went in search of the Hacienda Hotel, a place George had stayed at 40 years ago. A fun pedi cab ride for a dollar a piece took us almost to the hotel. The hotel was at the top of a hill and our ‘driver’ decided he would drop us at the bottom of the hill. The climb was worth it and I would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful hotel.
We ubered back to the ship where we were treated to a local folkloric show, Cabo Mariachi. Beautiful dancers and exciting music. A nice way to end our day in Cabo.