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Day #3 Cabo San Luis Mexico!

The calm sounds of the ocean were drowned out when the sun came up and the roosters began to crow!  You laugh, but it is true!  The Roosterfish crow and make all sorts of noise!

Did You Know? The Roosterfish (El Gallo), Nematistius pectoralis, is a fish found in the warmer shallow waters of the Pacific from Baja California to Peru. It is a very popular sport fish admired for being strong fighters. Roosterfish are also important targets of local artisanal and subsistence fisheries. It is the only species in the genus Nematistius and the family Nematistiidae.

Their name comes from the “roosters comb”and has seven long spines on the dorsal fin.  Roosterfish can reach over 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) in length and over 50 kg (110 lb) in weight. Despite being a prevalent sport fish, Roosterfish are an understudied species.

At 7:00 am, the door received a firm knock. It was our delivery man dropping off a small breakfast snack: hot coffee, vanilla yogurt, and a croissant with strawberry jam! We nibbled on it before getting dressed for the gym.

Mary went off to do more yoga; she will be in pain all day!


Yoga comes with its own language that is only known to those who attempt to do it.  Like: oh, oh dear, ooh, gosh, ach, darn , damnation, damn , gee, geez, great Scot, holy mackrel, yikes,  dash it all, shoot , oops, oy, hooee, gracious, great Caesars ghost, great guns, oh Lordy, blazes, the deuce, hell , dammit.

Being the smart one in this family, I headed for the bicycle and rode it for 4 miles in 30 minutes in 6th gear. The old ticker reached 106 bpm, and I was sweating up a stream! I was done a few minutes ahead of Mary, so I went to the waiting room.

We decided to go to the trough and have breakfast as we missed the dining rooms. It was pretty good grub, and we located an outside table on the port side of the ship. We watched the runabouts go back and forth to the docks. The ships unleashed 6,000 visitors to Cabo within a few minutes!

150 people per boat!

How do we know the ocean is friendly?  It waves!

We sent a text message to Bob Z requesting the dance music list for the cruise director.  Unfortunately, the so-called “ballroom” music provided by the ship was not suitable for us older dancers.  The five most popular ballroom dances worldwide are Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, and Swing, but the ship lacked these basic styles.  However, Bob Z kindly sent us the music list that we needed.

If they play that music again tomorrow, I’m going to jump over the counter, turn off their canned music, and bring out my boombox, which is loaded with 10,000 ballroom tunes.

We ran into an old friend from our August trip to Hawaii!

We mosied downstairs and got a pass to go ashore. Within a few minutes, we were on the shuttle to the dock.

What does a mermaid use to call her friends?  A shell phone, of course!

Cabo has some beautiful beaches!

The tender ride was about twenty minutes duration, and we saw all the ships close and personal.

Explora I is an interesting high-end ship that entered service last summer.

Where do sick cruise ships go?  The dock!

Within a few minutes, we hired a bicycle cab, and the 60-year-old gentleman pedaled us all the way to Walmart, which would typically take thirty minutes on foot!

We were whizzing right along with the traffic!

Walmart is everywhere!  FYI, we passed by a McDonalds also!

Mary was in and out in ten minutes!

Mary received her items, and he drove us back!  The fee was supposed to be $60, but we gave him $100, and he was pleased.  We advised him to use the extra money to purchase flowers for his wife; we hope he follows our suggestion.  He took a picture of us in his cab hot rodding around town.

Hot rodding around town.

Some artists began slicing up old license plates and making signs for us tourists!

License plates, anyone?

I bought a hat to protect my head from the rays, but Mary ended up wearing it!

We walked quite a bit!

My iPhone revealed we walked a little over 6,000 steps or 2.2 miles.

The tender is on its way! The cane is used IF the sciatica kicks in; today it was not necessary!

Back to the ship, we sat up top, and Mary got her hair dry-cleaned!

If it blows away, I’ll cI’ll it!

Upon returning, we went VFR to the 18th floor, ordered wine, and played Crazy Eights until 4:40 pm, when we went to our room to freshen up and went to dinner at the Crown Grill!

I had a choice of drink: water, McCallum, wine, coffee, or tea! (Notice my hat??)

Mary went for lamb chops, and I did the New York Strip steak.  Both were done perfectly.  The Crown Grill is our favorite because it is quiet and he food perfect!

Now, it is almost 7:00 pm, which means time to dance!  The music was not so good until I gave the playlist to the DJ, and then people started rocking out—the place had at least six couples on the floor dancing to dance music.

After the DJ departed, the ship’s band played for 45 minutes, and they played wonderful ballroom music. We waltzed, did the chacha, and danced many other dances.  We kicked up some serious dust!

We were moving quickly and danced for two hours!!

Some cruise advice: Be shore of yourself, come out of your shell, take time to relax and coast, avoid pier pressure,  don’t get tide down, and make waves!

We were pooped, so we crashed around 9:15 pm.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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One Response to Day #3 Cabo San Luis Mexico!

  1. Kathy Berg says:

    So glad you are having fun. Carpe diem!!!!

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