Sunday, April 26, 2015

Inca Empire Cruise - Day 27 Manzanillo, Mexico

When the alarm went off this morning it was still dark and we hadn’t arrived in port yet.  We had an excursion that started just after 8:00 so we had to be ready to get off the ship as soon as it docked.  However, Val had a bit of a relapse so we decided to cancel our excursion and just hang around the ship and the dock area today.  We weren’t too excited about the excursion anyway as it was another long day of a lot of bus riding and we’ve pretty much had our fill of buses by now.  So instead of getting ready to leave, it was back to bed for us and another hour of sleep.

After breakfast we got off the ship and headed into town.  Manzanillo is the busiest port in Mexico so it is pretty good sized, but the cruise dock is situated so all you have to do is walk a short ways and you're in town.  It is not the main part of town, as that is not within walking distance, but it was still interesting.  We were tempted to take a cab into town, but we were told that it was very busy because of spring break and we just didn’t feel like fighting the crowds today.  Val went back to the ship, but I spent some time walking along the waterfront.

It was a bit of a walk to get into town, but not too bad.
The main gate to get out.  What these characters are supposed to be, I have no idea.

There were several of these small Mexican Navy ships docked around the harbor.

There was a nice walkway along the harbor and beach area.

Manzanillo is called the sailfish sport fishing capital of the
world and this sailfish sculpture highlights that.

There were several small Mexican Navy ships in port and it looked like a lot of the sailors had leave as you could see them walking with their families.  After walking around for a while I returned to the ship and we went to the Lido for lunch. After lunch I went out on the balcony and read for a while enjoying the day.  The temperature felt very comfortable on the balcony, but when we were walking around this morning in the sun it was quite warm with pretty high humidity, but still not as bad as we have experience previously on the cruise.

We didn’t do much the rest of the afternoon.  I caught up on the blog and got our pictures organized, but other than that I mostly read.  There was a sail away party on the Sea View deck which I attended, but didn’t stay too long.   

Time to leave Manzanillo.
As usual, the "Halcats" band played at the sail away party.

We had received a notice inviting everyone who went to Machu Picchu to meet in the showroom at 6:30 to have a group photo taken.  Only about half of our group showed up, so the picture will not include everyone.  We’ll see how it turns out.  I wish I would have thought to bring my camera when we had our gathering the other night and taken a picture of all of us then.

We opted not to go to the dining room for dinner tonight and ordered room service.  Tomorrow we will be in Puerto Vallarta, our last stop of the cruise before we arrive back in San Diego.

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