Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bon Voyage

Several days a week from our terrace we can see the cruise ships when they dock in the channel miles away, arriving at 6am and then departing between 5:30 and 6pm on the same day. Watching them is fascinating because these behemoths can turn on a dime as well as move swiftly through the water. The wharf area is a city in itself with every kind of shop and service imaginable; however, instead of remaining in the immediate area, most passengers hustle off the ship, ride into El Centro or Zona Dorada, spending the day looking at local culture and spending money in souvenir shops or the central mercado. A lucky few find Stone Island which is a paradise of thatched roof restaurants and a sandy beach along the shoreline. One night this ship left just a little behind schedule which is rare since their arrivals and departures are dependable as clockwork. The lighted Cathedral's spires and the ship's lights made a spectacular scene.

13 comments:

अविनाश said...

beautiful

Olivier said...

belle photo de nuit, il est superbe (avec cet éclairage) ce bateau. Cela donne envie d'une petite croisière.

nice night photograph, it is superb (with this illumination) this boat. It gives desire of a small cruise.

Nathalie said...

Spectacular indeed kate. There's a strong element of dream in these ships isn't there?

However seeing the ravages the sheer number of tourists they drop everywhere they go leaves me wondering just how much the people who take these cruises can get to know about the places where they stop. Not much at all eh?

Jim said...

Thats my next trip, on a cruise. The lights look nice behind the city.

Dusty Lens said...

How is basking in that warm sun? Amazing to see the size comparison of the cruise ship and cathedral.

photowannabe said...

I'm not sure my comment went through. I think it got lost in cyber-space.
I love the view from your terrace. Its quite magical.

MissFab said...

Very cool picture. The cruise ship looks so huge! How do you like living in Mazatlan? Have you been to a lot of the Mazatlan hotels?

Ted said...

Hi
We were on a cruise boat last year,,had a great time in Maz.
We are looking forward to come back, stay and spend alot more time

zentmrs said...

Beautiful view!!

Priyanka Khot said...

those lights look so festive. Beautiful setting, would work great as a backdrop to a nice mellow Bollywood romantic number.

Hyde DP said...

We loved our two cruises and made as much as could of the stops as did most of passangers. There were those who were there more for the lifestyle and didn't care where the ship went but we are all different.

JM said...

Amazing! The ship seems to be among the town buildings!

AVCr8teur said...

You do have a good view from your terrace. You can almost eat dinner and watch them sail away.