|Guaymas Airport, Gate, Baggage Claim|
Uneventful flight to Phoenix. We had a 3-hour layover in Phoenix so we sat around there and had lunch (although it was 10 AM local time) and looked for the old people that would be taking the trip with us. There was a second flight scheduled at the same gate as our flight within 15 minutes of each other. I thought the other flight would go first but then we heard a flight attendent say they were boarding both aircraft through the same gate. I thought this was going to be some kind of wonder of technology to have the walkway connected to two planes but it just led to stairs and we walked onto the tarmac to a Bombardier turboprop plane.
Guaymas has a nice airport. San Carlos is a resort town nearby so there is a lot of money being spent and there are as many signs in English as Spanish. We got through customs (they had a little traffic light with a button you would push and if you got a red light they inspected your luggage, but if it was green they didn't; Susan and I both hit on green).
We cleared Customs and got on the bus around 3. The driver said that we couldn't report to the boat until 5 so he took us around to San Carlos and the sights, sounds, and smells of Guaymas.
|Idle Fishing Fleet|
When we drove up to the dock in the bus at 5:00 we saw a boat docked and we tried to figure out if it was ours. It looked rustier and dingier than in the pictures. Happily it wasn't ours and the Sea Voyager was as expected (but smaller than the Polaris). There are 39 passengers so it isn't nearly full.
|Mockingbird and Cactus|