Thursday, 27 October 2016

Ensenada Mexico

Arrived around 0700 hrs greeted by seals and birds,California and Heerman gulls,Brown Pelican and Pelagic cormorant.
This is the port at Ensenada where we docked this morning back to the birds the Brown pelicans are always splendid.
We had breakfast in our room as Royal Terns flew by in good numbers.
While waiting to get off clocked Great Blue Heron plus a number of Clarks Grebes now split from Western Grebe check out the area around their eyes to confirm.
0940HRS we disembark with liz rich,ann and peter walking past the numerous tourist shops noting day of the dead T shirts etc.

We stopped for a beer and was entertained by a guitarist singing Guantanamera.We eventually saw a Mariacchi band before making our way to the Riviera del Pacifico a renovated casino and museum .
Inside the former casino chandeliers hung from the ceiling and the museum was excellent.
The natural history museum held some interesting relics from the past ,native americans,pottery etc.
A final loop of the town  before a Mexican meal of enchiladas etc devoured by the gang.
Walking back to the boat I clocked up Osprey,Curlew and a number of Clarks grebes. Finally two imposing Guadalope fur seals as we boarded
Ensenada is located in Baja California on Mexicos western shore.
Portugese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered this small bay in 1542 and named it San Mateo. It was renamed by Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino as Ensenada de Todos los Santos.
Margarita a tequila based drink was invented at Hussongs cantina in 1892.
So ends another cruise its LA in the morning and coming home on the red eye the next morning Aloha Adios and Goodbye

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