Below is the inside of the Church dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, these little digital cameras just do not do justice to these places, you really need a wide-angle lens to fully capture the beauty.
Second port of call was Acapulco where we did another bay cruise and watched the famous Cliff Divers. We saw it from on board a boat though you could've viewed it from the balcony of the hotel that you can see in the photo below (it has the 6 arches in the centre of the picture). The divers dive nearly 130 feet down into the water and they have to time their dives so the water is rushing into the gap so they don't get mushed on the rocks below. IF my computer is doing it's thing correctly, you should be able to enlarge the picture and spot the divers around on the left hand side of the cliff (about level with the arches in the hotel). They then swam out to our boat, climbed on board and the tourists could take pictures with these fit young men (16, 19 & 21)....for a small donation of course!
We were all very surprised at how hilly Acapulco is. The buildings are all stacked one behind another going up the slopes of the surrounding area.
There are some huge palatial houses that belong to the rich & famous.....can you guess who this white "shack" belongs to???
His initials are B.G. and he's worth squillions and it's something to do with computers!!!!! Did you guess right??? Don't think he was home at that moment, though we did see some of his slaves....I mean servants....cleaning the outside pool area.
Last stop was Cabo San Lucas, a very tourist-oriented shopping mecca. The only thing we did here was visit a huge market and picked up some touristy-type paraphernalia. I did manage to buy myself some Mexican Day of the Dead figurines which was one thing I really wanted from Mexico. How slack of me, can't be bothered getting my camera out so I've just scanned my two little "dead" figures. I bought the Doctor one for my Doctor, but I'm kinda attached to it and he goes well with the little Devil so they may stay a pair. I know Dr Saint (& he is that!!!) doesn't read my blog so figure I'm fairly safe here! lol.Here's my Mum with a couple of "human statues".....man, they must've been hot under all that paint and heavy clothing, it was so hot and humid that day in Acapulco!
San Francisco and the beginning of our Alaskan leg of the trip is next!