Posted October 4th, 2017, 09:58 AM
Last edited by swedish weave; October 4th, 2017 at 10:16 AM
This sounds pretty good, how much time do you allot for the Pulmonia "tour" versus how much time do you spend going to / at Stone Island? Do you need to walk the malecon or is riding along people watching good enough?
We allow two or three hours for the pulmonia ride. If the ship arrives early morning, it can be a little cool for the beach at Stone Island.
We stay in the vehicle along the malecon except at the divers. Because we do that early, not too many people are walking the beach or malecon.
Example -- If we dock at 8am, we will get to the Mercado shortly after the merchants open, We sometimes go by the outdoor fish marlet to see the fresh fish, shrimp,lobsters etc. We have seen the beautiful old church enough, so we skip that. It is very near the mercado. The drivers know approx what time the divers do their thing, We watch them and we will get to Stone Island around 11:30 to noon.
If you have six or eight people, it is fun to go outside the terminal and get a pickup with bench seats in the back and stereo. The music is good and we had people dancing in the street as,we drove by.
It is warm -- The beer is cold --- Water feels great --- and sometimes we have the shrimp or chips and salsa or guacamole.
The trip back.to the ship may take 30 minutes or so. It is about three blocks from the,water taxi terminal to the port.
Great way to spend the day..