Thursday, March 3, 2016

Flower Power Cruise: Day Three

Today our ship was docked at Cozumel for the whole day.  Last time we were here, Ray and I went horseback riding.  This time we decided to take the Atlantis Submarine to see ocean life.  This is a small submarine that cruises a little more than 100 feet below the water.  Ray was surprised that I suggested we take this excursion because he knows that I don't like to be in enclosed spaces.  I could barely get through a docked submarine museum boat at Pearl Harbor.  I think the difference is that in the submarine in Hawaii I kept thinking about the people who lived in that tiny tube during World War II.  I walked quickly from one end to the other while Ray took his time looking at all of the equipment.  I just wanted out.

But The Atlantis was different.  Yes, it was a tiny tube, but there were portholes lining both sides.  There were seats in the center facing the portholes.  I was so fascinated with the ocean scene that I forgot about being 100 feet below water.  We saw all forms of ocean life; sponges, corrals, all kinds of colorful fish and a sting ray.  There was a sunken ship, a mine sweeper, that had been placed there to create an artificial corral reef.  As we passed the ship we saw a number of scuba divers exploring the area.

The Atlantis

Inside The Atlantis

Little fish were swimming by the porthole.

This shows that we were 109 feet under water!

I would have loved to have spent more time exploring the ocean floor, but we had to surface to allow another group of lucky people have their turn.  As we surfaced, "We All Live in a Yellow Submarine" was played, and of course, there were forty some people singing along as we climbed the ladder to the welcoming blue sky.

Ray wanted to stop by The Three Amigos Cantina for some nachos and a margarita.  This place is modeled on the movie, "The Three Amigos".  The server suggested we pay one dollar more per drink and get a larger size.  Ray was shaking his head no, as I was saying, "Go ahead."  Ray had already ordered one of their special 'El Guapo' shots called Viva Amigos.  I should have listened to Ray.  I am not much of a drinker of alcohol, and this one was a bit much for me.  Needless to say, we retuned to the ship where I took a nap.
Neither one of us was hungry so instead of going to dinner for a big meal, we went to the buffet and got something light to eat.  On our way back to our cabin I heard Beatle music, so we walked down six flights of stairs to where the Beatle's tribute band, Brit Beat, was  playing.  They were great.  There was even some man portraying Ed Sullivan who announced some of their songs.

The evening ended (for us) with a Blood, Sweat, and Tears concert. Bo Bice was superb in singing the lead. He sounded like David Clayton Thomas but delivered the songs in his own style. I had forgotten how much I like their music.  Ray got to hear me sing along 'You Make Me So Very Happy'....a song I sing often to him. 

There is still much to do tonight, but I am going to bed before midnight for a change.  Tomorrow has even more activities, concerts and fun.  Here are a few pictures from the last couple of days.

The Buckinghams at Poolside


Micky Dolenz and Peter Noone at Question and Answer:
Remembering the British Invasion

Beatle Tribute Band, The Jukebox


  1. Really enjoying your pictures. Not sure I would like the sup ride even though it is only 100 feet and there are portholes on both sides. I can just picture the colorful sights you saw. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  2. FUN TIMES! I've been on a number of cruises so enjoyed reliving those experiences through your post. I'll be blogging from Hawaii later this month when my husband and I escape the cold for spring break on the beach.

  3. I am envious. Congrats on your fun times and cruise. :)

  4. That sub ride sounds like a once in a lifetime experience. I'm glad you grabbed the opportunity!