That’s about it for photos, are ya glad to hear it? 🙂 We took lots and lots more, but there’s no way to include them all. Mainly I wanted to share with everyone the places we went, the people we met, the marvelous ship we were on. We’re still in a happy daze about the whole thing. We went, we saw, we were conquered by the beauty of it all. Truly, we could have walked down the gangplank then straight back onto the ship and done it again without any qualms.
We don’t know what we might do next – the main limiting factor is the number of vacation days that Kate has. So, we’ll likely be doing some 3-day getaways for the foreseeable future, explore some more of Indiana and Kentucky. We certainly do want to cruise again, but for now, we’ll just stay kinda local. We hope you were happy vicariously enjoying our cruise – we loved all of it!
Our last port of call, and it was a fun day. It was not too demanding, we took a bus to a sort of historical park named Chankanaab, where they had replicas of historical things of interest so you could stroll the shady paths and see the statuary and other historical things all in one place. After we left there we had a bus tour of some of the perimeter of the island and stopped in a large grass hut kind of place for lunch, then back. We took a number of pics from the bus windows just to give you an idea of what it might be like if you took a similar cruise and tour. Hope you like our photos, wish you could have come along!
Here is Cozumel:
Cozumel – beautiful place, great memories!
Our third day of the cruise and our first port of call, Costa Maya, Mexico. At each of our 4 ports we had arranged (paid for) a ‘shore excursion’ to see various (mostly historical) sites. At Costa Maya we chose a guided tour of some Mayan ruins, and our tour guide was Sergio – you’ll see some pictures of him here. I’ve included several pictures of the tour so you can get a feel of what’s it like to follow your guide around to see the various things.
Also, from time to time you’ll see individual photos of people and you may wonder, “hmmm, who in the world is *that*?”. Well, these are people we met, chatted with, borrowed money from, enjoyed. I was handing out our “social cards” I had made up that were basically like business cards but had our pictures, our address, phone numbers, blog URL’s, etc. so the folks who wanted to could keep in touch.
So, here’s Costa Maya:
A few notes:
1. In one of the pictures you can see an interior shot that shows that you are looking at Deck 5 (our deck) and our cabin was through that doorway and just to the right.
2. All of these photos have been reduced to about 800 x 600 pixels for ease in uploading. If you see one that kinda gives you that WOW feeling and you’d like to receive the full-size version, drop me a line.
3. Some of the photos suffered in quality because they were shot from a moving bus, but I kept them in so you’d at least see some of the things of interest we were passing.
4. That photo showing the thatched huts, the pool, the ship in the distance – it has NOT been Photo-Shopped or enhanced. Yes, it really DID look like that!