Friday, October 17, 2014

Huatulco, Mexico


Wednesday was a day of cruising along the Mexican coast interrupted for an hour of heavy rain with loud cracks of lightning and thunder in the middle of the day!   And it was repeated during the night but we slept through that storm.  The day was filled with classical music, three wonderful meals and an afternoon of Hand and Foot, a card game.  Dave and I won these games so our score was even.  After a dress up dinner in the Seven Seas Restaurant we walked the entire length of Deck Six to enjoy the beautiful sunset after our storms.
After another hour of music and we were off to bed while Dave and Shari enjoyed the Song and Dance review in the theatre.  





Thursday we docked in Huatulco, Mexico.  There we watched an ambulance arrive and take one of the guests to the hospital.   He was unresponsive on the gurney; but we have no idea of the cause or the outcome for him.    After the touring groups departed we walked off the ship and down the dock to the port. 

Lots of shops to brows but nothing interested us enough to entice us to spend money but we did enjoy our walk.  Especially to see the open air church that has a wooden cross that traces its history back hundreds of years.
The area was full of military guards, each carrying an automatic weapon; much to the surprise of guests who were experiencing their first adventure outside the USA.    We even had some rain sprinkles as we walked today with our umbrellas.   Most of the people on the boat were off on a variety of activities planned for the day from long bus rides inland to the larger towns, into the jungles to visit plantations and villages and others elected to cruise on small boats to visit the various bays in the area. 
We enjoyed returning to the boat for a leisurely lunch, watched the movie “Veronica Mars” and then a couple of hours of Hand and Foot, our new card game.  A twist was that we switched partners and Jim and I won today’s match.
Music for an hour before dinner, then we met with my friends Faye and Ampora for dinner together in the Four Seasons Dining Room.  The “brass” was out this evening visiting the tables to chat with the guests about their experiences in the port today.  We’re very impressed with the crew from the Captain on down on this ship.   Everyone is very friendly and helpful.  They call it “free style” cruising; lots of choices and not as much formality especially in the dining rooms in the evening. 
Tomorrow we visit our last port in Mexico; Puerto Chiapas.  We’ve been told that this city is renowned for being the most dangerous.  They have a reputation for violent murders without any real reason on a regular basis.   We’ve decided to stay in the port again and enjoy the amenities on the ship after seeing what the port offers.   We’re so enjoying the relaxation and new movies that they show for those that stay on board.  Our big adventure comes on Sunday when we visit Costa Rica.

Thanks for checking in to share in our adventure along the Mexican Coast…

Here is the slideshow...remember if you double click on the show it will take you to the full photo version in Picasa...  This includes a Day at Sea and our visit.



2 comments:

Consuelo Echeverry said...

This is so wonderful Martha! Thanks for sharing this fabulous experience. Glad you are staying on board in Chiapas. Costa Rica should be fantastic, it's beautifuland and the beaches are awesome!! Please say hello to Jim.

Consuelo Echeverry said...

This is so wonderful Martha! Thanks for sharing this fabulous experience. Glad you are staying on board in Chiapas. Costa Rica should be fantastic, it's beautifuland and the beaches are awesome!! Please say hello to Jim.