Aboard Coral Princess
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
We landed in Cabo San Lucas this morning. We left San Pedro on Sunday 22 November and have been at sea for the last three days. Life at sea aboard a cruise ship is a tad bit different than a Navy ship. We have a nice stateroom with our own head with shower. We have a queen size bed and a balcony. A steward comes to our door at 0700 with our modest breakfast consisting of coffee, of course, croissants with butter and orange marmalade. Milk for the Special K and Raison Bran and grapefruit. Lunch is mostly informal up at the Horizon Grill on deck fourteen directly above the bridge with a 270 degree view.
In the afternoon, I've been reading Bill Bryson's Walkabout which I borrowed from the ships library. Walkabout is, as the cover declares, "Two classic Bryson bestsellers in one volume. A Walk in the Woods and Down Under. I'm a big Bryson fan having already read his Mother Tongue and Made In America.
After reading for an hour or two, I usually nod off for my obligatory afternoon nap. Dinner has been a bit more rigorous however. Sunday evening after getting under way, we just dined up at the Horizon Grill. Monday night however was a formal night. I donned dress shirt, nice trousers, tie and jacket and we dined at the Boudreaux dining room. We were back at the Boudreaux again Tuesday only this time sans tie and jacket. Tonight, Wednesday, I want to try The Grill / Smokehouse.
To this old
who after fifty plus years in California still
can't believe how nice the weather is in California,
Baja Sur in late November is absolutely mind boggling. It's in the low eighties
today. We took the liberty boat into Cabo and strolled around town. It's
amazing how much this place has changed in the last thirty years that I've been
We first went to The Giggling Marlin and had a few Pacifico beers and tacos. At the GM they have a guntackle mounted on the wall with a stylized marlin painted next to it. Usually after a few beers, margaritas and tequilas some unsuspecting tourista will get slung up and photographed looking like they are the marlin's catch of the day. Well folks, this silver tongued devil managed to get someone who, for the time being, shall remain nameless got someone upside down saying quesa in front of my camera. I have photographic evedance to back up my claim. We bought a few T-shirts as souvenirs of the place and moved on to see what else the town had in store for us.
Onward we wandered to the Squid Roe for more Pacificos, laughs. and T-shirts. I bought a "genuine Cuban cigar". It really was, it said so on the wrapper.