Thursday, January 20, 2011

Temporarily Tamarindo: Booze Cruise

Blue Dolphin Cruise 2

That's what most people call it, although it's an overstatement. A four and a half hour ride with Blue Dolphin Cruises on a catamaran to a cove where you can snorkel or kayak, or stay on the boat and take pictures. (Who might that be?) A good lunch of arroz con pollo, salad and more, plus all the beer, rum or cacique (a deadly Costa Rican liquor that's sort of sugar cane vodka) that you cared to pour into yourself. No one got tipsy enough to fall overboard, although that might have made for some great pix.

Above, the lovely and exotic Rosie from Brazil, perhaps taking three sheets to the wind. Below, a couple all the way from Finland; relaxing on the foredeck in the setting sun;
Capitán Gerardo at the helm and with some of the crew (one of whom is inexplicably wearing a Minnesota Twins baseball hat).

The odds of lots of things happening are tiny but, still, they happen some times. There were 21 passengers on the boat. Two of us were graduates of St. Louis University School of Law. She graduated several years after me and practices in Washington, but we had a long, pleasant talk over cocktails about how awful many of the professors were that we had in common. Go figure.

Once again, it's very late. Downtown St. Louis 365 will go up Thursday morning local time (conveniently, the same time zone as home).

Blue Dolphin Cruise 3

Blue Dolphin Cruise 6

Blue Dolphin Cruise 5

Blue Dolphin Cruise 4


Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup les contre jours et les jeux d'ombres

Nathalie said...

That top photo is fantastic. I particularly love the flowing hair and green glass's transparency as opposed to the black shadows. said...

This looks like a fun afternoon, assuming that people drink in moderation, which evidently they did.

Babzy.B said...

the first photo is great, lovely silhouette :)

Anonymous said...

Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Virginia said...

I just had a flashback to some deadly Rum Punch in the Caymans long long ago. Great shots. I think you had some fun on that cruise.

cieldequimper said...

Not interested in alcohol but sailing, oh yes!

Around Alice with Mike said...

Can't say no to a booze cruise!

Kim said...

My hair used to do that :-) Looks like a fun sail and you got some great shots.