After disembarking the ship I take a coastal cruise around Acapulco Bay.
During the cruise we stopped to watch the La Quebrada Cliff Divers.
Next I took a nice walk around the Zócalo (town square) and Fort San Diego.
I wrapped up my visit with a nice long walk on the beach.
The video concludes as we sail away at sunset.
I hope you got the last email from Cabo San Lucas. I had a horrible time sending it on this awful ship Internet connection.
I had a great day today. Weather was beautiful today, although a little hazy. We docked in downtown Acapulco at 8:30 this morning.
The picture above was taken from the ship as we were docking. That's Fort San Diego on the other side of the cruise terminal. I would be walking around it later in the day.
The first thing I did today was take a 3 hour cruise around Acapulco. The picture below was the multi-million dollar home of Steve McQueen.
We saw lots of star homes built into the cliffs around Acapulco. It was a very scenic cruise.
The highlight of the cruise was stopping to see the famous La Quebrada cliff divers. The picture below shows the 130-foot high cliff where the divers leaped into the water. If you look close you can see the divers on the side of the rock. If you want to see them actually diving you'll have to wait for the video after I get home.
After the divers finished their dives they swam out to see us on the boat.
After the diving show we sailed over to the resort side of town where dozens of high rise hotels line the famous white sand beaches.
Below is the giant Mexican flag in the middle of the beach. Later in the day I would take a nice long walk on the beach out to this flag.
After the cruise I took a walk through old Acapulco where our ship is docked. Below is the Zocolo or town square.
Below is the church off the main square.
Next I walked around Fort San Diego that you saw in the first picture. You got a nice view of Acapulco Bay from up there.
After leaving the fort I took a two hour walk along the beach. A fun way to get in my daily walk. The picture below shows the beach where I walked.
Below is one of the many statues along the beach.
The picture below was taken at the end of my walk looking down the beach with all the hi-rise hotels.
We sailed away shortly before 6:00. We are now sailing for Costa Rica but we will not get there until Sunday as the next two days will be at sea sailing south off the coasts of Guatemala and Nicaragua. I heard today that the Panama Canal had to close yesterday due to heavy storms. This was only the third time in 100 years that the canal has closed according to the person I was talking to. We're due there on Tuesday, hope the weather clears by then. Be interesting to see how we get to Florida without using the canal. What is it, about 8000 miles to sail around the entire continent of South America?
I will write more later. Hopefully it won't take as long to send this email as it did the last one. I made the pictures a little smaller to decrease the file size.
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