Wednesday, 30 September 2015
30.09.2015 - 30.09.2015
Eased our way into the morning as the ship drops its anchor in Baha San Juan del Sur and prepared for a tender service to transfer passengers to the temporary pontoon ashore. We have no tour booked so we can set our own schedule. By 09:00 the pressure on the tenders has eased and there is no waiting. The tender is only partly full when we head off to the shore.
The temperature is already around 30 °C as we find our way into 'town'. The landing area is an extensive construction site where a new passenger terminal is being built. We manage to evade the many hawkers selling carved bowl, painted curios and cashews and walk along the waterfront. The town is a mecca for back-packers with lots of hostels, bars and restaurants. There certainly isn't any sign of up-market tourist stores, they can be found in Granada or Managua. We wander along most of the inner streets and capitulate about two hours later as the heat sapped our energy.
There was no significant delay for a tender and the iced water and cold face cloths were greatly appreciated. A quick trip across the bay and into the cooled atmosphere of the Coral Princess. Our shirts are almost dripping with perspiration. After a refreshing shower we made our way to the Horizon Court for lunch.
There are no activities in the Patter that attract us so it looks like an extended siesta will fill out the afternoon.
Woke up in time to catch some images of a setting sun again and the time was only 17:35. The Horizon Court was the most crowded we've seen so far this trip, can't think of a reason for that. After dinner we occupied our regular seats in the Theatre and were somewhat amazed when Susan Rawlings, our Cruise Director appeared on stage all glamorous looking and sang a beautiful song. Not bad at all for a lady approaching 50 !!
She introduced tonight's act, Travis Turpin who made a very credible job of impersonating some of the biggest names in the business. Possibly the highlight was the love song he sang for a couple celebrating their 65th Anniversary.
Another port day tomorrow and a half day tour booked. We have to meet at 07:15 so there may not be time for sunrise photos as well as breakfast. We'll see how it goes. Today's image was captured ashore, hope you like it. You can view the image by following this link to my main album.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony