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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Jaro - les fleurs finale from San Diego...

PS from Dorothy:   This will be our final blog for the winter.....

But remember next November.....

We will follow a cruiser doing the Memories of Mandalay, I am going to Iceland, and we will follow Jaro's bike trip.

I hope that you have enjoyed the blog - we certainly did.

Here are Jaro's sister's comments on his pool:

The water in the pool was not heated, it was frigid, I tried it.

See you next November.

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Jaro's visit to Point Loma....

Souvenir jersey from Mauritius.

Looking north-east from Point Loma.......

This is a museum - part of the Cabrillo monument on Point Loma.

The local Coast Guard station.....

A little hike on Point Loma....

And from another ride - 

I was most interested in the ssssssign below....

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Specialty restaurant on the Cruise ship.....

One day, instead of serving breakfast, they were having a buffet starting at 10 o'clock.   Rather than waiting, I walked down to the Crepeier, had breakfast there for $5 US money, and the waiter suggested that I come to the specialty restaurant, Qzine.  During my first cruise, I did not eat in any specialty restaurants, even though I heard good things about them.

I said I was not a very big eater, and $45 for supper, plus tip, seemed a lot.  He told me to come during a port day, and it would only be $31.50.  He also offered me a drink in the restaurant, and as soon as I got there, the drink was ready.


 I made a reservation for after the port of Puerto Vallarta, and there was an invitation sent in the mail to my room.  The decor reminded me of Halloween with the orange and white chairs, but with an amazing view.

I went up at 6 o'clock.  The restaurant was not busy, and I had a window seat.  They give you the menu on an Ipod.   I had a salad with a fried goat cheese patty.  Excellent filet mignon steak with little glasses of macaroni and cheese, potatoes, gravy, vegetables....

Then, after that, they bring you this shelf filled with things to eat - chicken satay, shrimp, chili.    I think my tray was only 9 shelves, but I was too full to have any of it.

And they were passing strawberries covered with chocolate after supper.  I had a cheesecake for dessert, but again, was too full to do it justice.

One day, everybody who is interested in Sushi was invited to Qzine for a lesson.

The restaurant was busy during the night.  I enjoyed visiting with the staff, and doing something a little different.

Photos belong to Dorothy Lloyd and Celebrity.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Jaro's visit to San Diego zoo.....

Red Panda......

The flamingos often stand like that, with the other leg folded away under the wing.

These devils only arrived in San Diego last October..... 

The thick trunk is typical of these plants.

Fairly fragile  - there were other, broken ones on the beach.  They are hollow, with a wall maybe 2 or 3 cm thick and yellowish "meat".   The hollows are typical of seaweed flotation things.  According to Comments, it does indeed look like the bottom part of Bull Kelp.

Mount Palomar observatory......

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Our sixth and final stop was Cabo San Lucas....

A very short day here - the last tender to the ship was at  2 p.m.   And this was a tender port, so by the time you had breakfast, and then tender ashore, it was already 9 o'clock.  

Even though I knew from the itinerary that the ship left early, still  I was disappointed that we had hardly any time in Mexico.

A friend of mine lives in Cabo San Lucas - she picked me up from the tender, and we toured around here and in San Jose del Cabo.

I would not have minded doing a little shopping here, but by the time we went for coffee, then it was just about time to head back.

I took the last tender out to the ship - the tender was full, and everybody seemed to be having a good time.

The water was very clear.  You could take a glass bottom boat - only $10 - around the arch, and you could see the fish and the sea lions.

Photos belong to Dorothy Lloyd.