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  • Day35

    Pacific Ocean

    April 26, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Finally, all the meds are starting to kick in. The cold and cough we could deal with but the SORE THROAT. Yikes! That is what drove us to the Medical Center. The doctor described it as swallowing with razor blades in the throat. He was right. Apparently the overhead air system in the staterooms plays havoc with the respiratory system.

    After three days in bed we sure are rested. Reading, crossword puzzles and movies filled our days.

    By the way, we are getting all of your comments even though they are not showing up on your end. Thank you.
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  • Day37

    Ensenada, Mexico (Briefly)

    April 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    So I trust you all did your homework on Azipod Thrusters and learned that they are marine propulsion units with steerable gondolas or pods.

    Well, during regular maintenance of the propellers before we were scheduled to leave Hawaii, Eurodam divers discovered a HUGE commercial fishing net completely entangled on one of the Thrusters. They were able to remove the net but with closer inspection it was determined that a seal was broken and was leaking.

    Long story short - we were not in any danger but repairs need to be made. We stopped for about an hour in Ensenada, Mexico - some paperwork and immigration stuff but not long enough for a shore excursion - and are now headed for San Diego to start the repairs.

    We will disembark there tomorrow morning, walk across the street, pick up our car and head north.

    The adventure continues.

    P. S. We sure will miss our cabin steward's daily towel animals. Ayu really outdid herself today.
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  • Day12


    January 10, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Our first port....been there, done that x 6. We didn’t feel any need to explore the city, particularly because the downtown area was a bus or taxi ride from the marina. It was 28 and sunny so we opted to walk a couple of blocks to the Galleria Mall, spending time at the food court to take advantage of the free internet. Walmart and Sam’s Club were next door so we picked up some Coke and Mexican nuts. Puerto hasn’t changed much...busy with people and traffic, dirty and dusty, and hot. There was a magnificent yacht moored near our ship with it’s own helicopter that another cruiser estimated the value at $6 million for the helicopter alone! Research tells me that the yacht is owned by a self-made Montana industrialist billionaire and is one of the largest yachts in the world.

    We departed Puerto an hour late due to a medical emergency on board. I saw an alert, elderly man being stretchered down the gangplank. It’s not surprising as I think the average age of our fellow travellers is around 75+. There are lots of wheelchairs, walkers and canes and then there are many who are walking laps around the ship daily. We don’t have a set time for dinner as we opted for the freestyle dining, which hasn’t been a problem because the majority of the old timers like to eat at 5 or 6. We normally eat late but the dining room closes at 9 pm so we have had to be mindful of that.

    Missing in pair of retro prescription sunglasses! Maybe at home, Walmart, Costco, one of our hotels. I’m not only clumsy but forgetful in my old age. Feeling sad as I sure could use them on this trip.
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  • Day36

    Pacific Ocean (Still)

    April 27, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    For some reason the travel blog folks have had us in Mexico for the last several days. Not so. Not so.

    We took it kind of easy again today. Still recovering. Denny's ribs hurt so much from sneezing and coughing and this was Donna's first day in four without the sore throat from hell!

    I have a small homework assignment for all. I would like you to Google - Azipod Thrusters manufactured in Helsinki, Finland. I'll explain tomorrow.

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  • Day34

    Pacific Ocean

    April 25, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Got to meet the ship's doctor today. Nice chap from South Africa. He and his wife love taking road trips just like Denny and I do. Only theirs are in Africa.

    Anyway, we walked out of the Medical Center with a bag of goodies that hopefully will put us right. The hot tea with lemon and honey just wasn't getting the job done so we went the antibiotic route.

    Thanks for all the well wishes. You're right, Zuk, we need your Boilo!
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  • Day2

    Vallarta Torre

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    Meeting up with Eduardo, el tío para Yelapa. I took the bus to Vallarta Torre. Saw a bus station about 3 blocks from the hotel. A bus had Walmart on its windshield. I had noticed that Walmart was on the Paseo de Los Palmas between VT and the airport. Sure enough I got out at a bus station right across from Soriano. Eduardo came out from his office to greet me with big hugs. He is a very nice man. We now have a very good friend at Vallarta Torre - BassamRead more

  • Day6


    July 17, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Eduardo drives us here after breakfast for coffee. He says they get their beans locally from somewhere in the Sierra Madre and roast it fresh. He orders a double espresso and everyone else orders frappés. They sit and take their time enjoying their coffee. Yadira points that the building right across the street is the Social Security Clinic where she works. When the coffee is done, we pile up in the minivan and Eduardo starts it on the way to Sayulita. I sit in the back with him. Actually I sit in his arms most of the way. I like the way he holds me and I feel safe - YelapaRead more

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