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2015 Mexican Riviera Cruise – Day 6

What a day! Snorkeling in Loreto was the perfect excursion! We started with a boat ride around Coronado Island.

Jeri Enjoying Our Boat Ride Around Coronado Island. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Enjoying Our Boat Ride Around Coronado Island. Click photo for full size.

Tim Enjoying the Boat Ride Around Coronado Island. Click photo for full size.
Tim Enjoying the Boat Ride Around Coronado Island. Click photo for full size.

We saw sea lions playing.

Sea Lion Playing Near the Boat. Click photo for full size.
Sea Lion Playing Near the Boat. Click photo for full size.

For a while, a pod of dolphins came to our boat and swam along side. Here’s a picture of one.

Dolphin Swimming Alongside of Our Boat. Click photo for full size.
Dolphin Swimming Alongside of Our Boat. Click photo for full size.

The island was formed from volcanic activity. Here is a lava tube.

A Volcano Tube that Looks Like a Big Eye. Click photo for full size.
A Volcano Tube that Looks Like a Big Eye. Click photo for full size.

Here’s a rock formation that looks like King Kong.

King Kong Rock. Click photo for full size.
King Kong Rock. Click photo for full size.

Unlike Saturday at Cabo San Lucas, the water was almost perfectly calm. We could see fish in the clear blue water. After an hour or so on the boat, we made it to the white, soft, sandy beach on the island. The view was idyllic–blue and turquoise water with mountains in the background.

The Beautiful Beach Where We Snorkeled. Click photo for full size.
The Beautiful Beach Where We Snorkeled. Click photo for full size.

Unlike Saturday, snorkeling was so easy! We saw lots of different fish swimming among the coral. While we were around the coral, we could hear a constant crackling sound…kind of like Rice Krispies cereal but only sharper. When we took our lunch break, a fellow snorkeler told us that we were hearing the sound of coral feeding. We saw lots of different fish from tiny to some a foot or more in length. I (Tim) also saw a jellyfish that was about the size of a half dollar in diameter. We both saw a long tubular fish that was over two feet in length.

In the Water After Snorkeling. Click photo for full size.
In the Water After Snorkeling. Click photo for full size.

Such beautiful scenery everywhere!

After snorkeling, we returned to Loreto. Since we still had some free time, we walked around for a while.

With the Crown Princess in the Background. Click photo for full size.
With the Crown Princess in the Background. Click photo for full size.

Jeri in Loreto. Click photo for full size.
Jeri in Loreto. Click photo for full size.

Back on the ship, Jeri ordered a specialty coffee at the International Cafe and we picked up a little snack (roasted vegetables and pecan pie).

Jeri Ordering Coffee at the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Ordering Coffee at the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.

An Afternoon Snack from the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.
An Afternoon Snack from the International Cafe. Click photo for full size.

Next Day 7 – At Sea

Cruise Days 1 and 2 – Departure and San Diego
Cruise Day 3 – At Sea
Cruise Day 4 – Cabo San Lucas
Cruise Day 5 – Loreto
Cruise Day 6 – La Paz
Cruise Day 7 – At Sea
Cruise Day 8 – Puerto Vallarta
Cruise Day 9 – At Sea
Cruise Day 10 – At Sea
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