Saturday, February 12, 2011

Port 6: Puerto Vallarta

We disembarked at Puerto Vallarta and piled onto a bus that would take us along the coast and into the mountains. We stopped halfway there to marvel at the coastline.

A day of ziplining was awaiting us. We suited up and began the path of 14 ziplines.

On the trail between ziplines. It was more than a little exhilarating to hook in and coast over trees and rivers through the Mexican jungle.

Daniel's nephew Sean coming in for a landing. Can you see how long the line is? I've been ziplining before, but never for such expanses.

The whole group geared up and ready to go.

Afterward, we sat by the river and watched others swim in the freezing water.

The ziplining establishment had a little animal hut with tiny monkeys like this one.

There were some wild animals, too—including these iguanas we spotted.

We rode the bus back to the town and walked the streets, stopping for fish tacos and carne asada for dinner.

We found the last cathedral of the trip. They were one of my favorite parts of each city we visited.

We strolled along the beachfront malecón, taking in the sights of the city.

Right before sunset, we caught these acrobats, who climbed to the top of this pole, wound themselves up, and then spiraled down in unison.

The sunset along the beach was fantastic.

Statues lined the waterfront. Daniel took the opportunity to interact with this one.

We spent our last pesos on a jamaica drink and some caramel-like candies. Then it was back to the ship for a couple of days at sea, and our final port—San Diego.

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