Party Central at Cabo
Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
17Trip End Nov 23, 2009
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Infinity Cruise Ship
We arrive in port at 7:00AM. This is a tender day, meaning no pier to walk out on. Last tender day was a little scary, but the weather looks a little calmer here. You can really notice the temperature change now. The mornings are a little cooler while the days again are not as hot but we’re looking for a high around 85F today.
Today is our Dolphin day, but doesn’t start until 12:45PM. We are therefore in no real rush to get off the ship. We sit back and let the pushy Yankee’s do their thing. We arrive on shore around 10:15AM and the first thing one notices is that this is Party Central. Lots of young people here (lots of old people too, much they’re just shopping) and lots of bars. We head along the docks and I’m just gawking at all the BIG boats here. Again, I’m starting to miss the ocean and fishing and all the things I did as a kid....note to Shane...you have to buy a boat (maybe a sailboat or small yacht)....
We find Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo bar and just have to stop in and say HI. Sammy’s not there but on the wall, there’s photos of who’s who in the Rock n’ Roll world. WOW!!!
After some shopping we stroll into Senor Frogs for a drink (it’s only 11:30AM for crying out loud). I have a Margarita while Angie has a Pina Colada. They sure pour the tequila quite freely here. Let’s see...it’s hot, haven’t eaten for about 4 hours and drinking tequila. I sense trouble brewing....
We do a bit of partying with the staff (along with most of the customers in the bar) and then hurry off to our meeting point for 12:30.
A short walk to the dolphin area, we don our life jackets and head out. Our dolphin, Andy, is a playful Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin.
Between kisses, hugs and swimming Andy keeps us entertained for about an hour. I cannot believe how smooth their skin is. It’s no wonder that they can swim so effortlessly.
After changing, I start talking to one of the workers. It’s here that I find out that these dolphins were born in captivity and their only purpose in life is to entertain. This news REALLY took the fun out of the whole day. It would be one thing if these mammals had been injured or abandoned in the wild, but just to be bred for entertainment and profit really irks me. I would NOT recommend attending this establishment to feed profits for the greedy. Nuff said about that....
Back to the tender docks for our ride back to the ship. On the way back, we see this harbour seal following a fishing boat back into port. The seal decides that it would be easier to hitch a ride back on the back of this boat, so up he goes. Damn, camera put away...
Sailing out of Cabo, we witness one of the most fiery sunsets on our trip.
It just seemed to hang there for about 30 minutes. Once the sun finally set and just before it was totally dark, we heard this splashing coming from below. Here was a family 3 dolphins riding our wake. It was too dark to take a picture so we just enjoyed the show. About 5 minutes later another family (this time there were at least 10) of dolphins was riding the same wake.
Tonight is our last formal night and it is also the Baked Alaskan Parade night. We are able to finally get a picture of Martin and Susan.
After dinner, we attended to Celebrity Dancers and Singers final show of the cruise. These guys and gals are just incredible performers. The show was called 'Celebrate the World’ and was a song and dance tour of the world. The time is now 12:00 midnight and it’s time to check-in for the night. Tomorrow is our last ‘At Sea’ day and is going to be our packing day.