Our cruise ship in the process of loading up supplies and passengers. In the background is the skyline of Long Beach and to the left is the famous Queen Mary, an old ocean liner now permanently berth in LB. It has a hotel, several restaurants and watering holes, a theatre, a museum and shops galore for tourists and locals alike.
This is at Catalina Island. The speck out at sea is the cruise ship. The port is not deep enough so she had to drop anchor a mile or so from shore. Passengers wishing to go ashore have to be tendered.
Catalina Island located about 28 miles from the mainland.
Another view of the cruise ship anchored out at sea.
One of the ship's tenders approaching the mother ship with a load of returning passengers.
Mini-golf and jogging courses on the top deck
Pool deck at noontime
Captain's welcome party
An Ensenada oyster and clam street vendor. The first time I visited Mexico I tried the raw Pismo clam (which was diced right in its shell, seasoned with lime and hot sauce and served with a smile) I got the "Montezuma's Revenge" also known as the run! There's no way I'm going to subject my stomach to the same ordeal. I'm a quick learner LOL.