Last night we had a restful hour or so after I uploaded the photos to the web site at the pier in Puerto Chiapas. We then watched the ship sail away as crowds on the beach let balloons drift passed us and played loud music to send us on our way. The music was so loud on the ship, I hate to think what it did to the eardrums of those standing beside it on the beach.
We had dinner and listened to the string trio for a short time before going to bed. Each cruise we have taken we have been fortunate in our table companions and this one is no exception. We had a good time together once more.
This morning we woke as the ship berthed at Santa Cruz Huatulco. It is a pretty port with hotels perched on high cliffs above white and beaches. We had a leisurely breakfast in the Neptune lounge and chatted to some fellow passengers who were familiar with this port. We got ready and went ashore. We had elected not to take a tour at this port and we ambled round the part of the town close to the port. We bumped into one of the couples with whom we share the table and walked into town with them, them met them again in some of the stores. We spent quite a time in jewelry stores and succumbed to the beauty of the articles. The sales people were not high pressure, and even the taxi drivers responded well to a firm "No!" When they wanted to take us on at our or into the town proper.
It was very hot and I, at least, was glad to get back to the ship. We went to the dining room for lunch and then sat outside for a while in the shade of our balcony. I tried to read bur fought a losing battle with sleep, which is odd since we were not late in bed last night and slept well. Christine read and wrote postcards. She did most of that inside as her hands were too hot and sticky to write outside.
We saw the ship leave and watched the pilot being picked up as well as hundreds of bird which were swirling around. Obviously something was attracting them. We are now at sea and will be getting ready for dinner shortly.