Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Panama Cruise, Day 14: Cabo San Lucas
A Brief History of Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas was originally inhabited by the Cochimi Inidians. Spanish explorers were disappointed to find no gold, but did find an abundance of pearls. In the 1700’s there were over 30 Jesuit missions founded in Cabo, all of which were decimated by disease by 1850. After a brief American invasion was ordered by President James K. Polk, the US apparently decided it really didn’t need any more desert or coastal property and negotiated it away to Mexico. Cabo San Lucas is known for it’s excellent fishing waters, and is the primary tourist attraction.
Since Cabo doesn’t have a pier deep enough to accommodate large ships, we weighed anchor off shore and “tendered” to shore. I was already booked on a snorkel boat excursion so I made my way to the pier where we took a catamaran out to “Lands End” to see the incredible rock formations. We saw a large group of Sea Lions playing together on a rock. I enjoyed the views of the coast as we sailed out to the snorkel point. The beach was beautiful and not crowded at all. Later in the afternoon when we made it back to the pier, we ran into Rich, Dawson, Ray & Ann who were returning from deep sea fishing, where they caught this Mako shark. While walking along the pier, I saw these crazy Pelicans, who were not bothered by me being so close.
The shops along the piers were a combination of locally made crafts and overpriced tourist junk. I didn’t buy anything, but enjoyed looking around. It was a perfect day, with no cares or worries at all.
Tomorrow we are at sea all day.
Welcome CruiseCritic.com members!
This blog is about life experiences & observations and stuff I am interested in. It is simply a side hobby and creative outlet; generally, with a tongue-in-cheek tone. I don't take it too seriously, nor should you. I do not profess to represent every point of view. Nothing on this site is a paid post.
It is for entertainment purposes only it, so just lighten up and just enjoy it. Life is short, live in the moment.
As the author, thoughts/views have no affiliation to my clients, business colleagues or my company.
This blog is independent and free of any type of financial affiliations. Some images used are from the internet and sometimes hard to credit them, so if you own any and want them removed just send me a message.
No copyright infringement intended. I am not responsible for defamatory statements bound to government, religious, or other laws from the reader’s country of origin . The intention of this blog is to do no harm, defame, libel or offend anyone.