- 2003 Mexican
- by Lynn Conway
- Copyright @ 2003
- All Rights
- In January 2003, Charlie and I took a midwinter break by
going on a 10-day cruise. We sailed out of San
Diego, California, cruising down the west coast of Mexico
to visit the "Mexican Riviera" resort cities of Cabo San Lucas,
Vallarta and Mazatlan.
Our ship was Holland
Statendam, which by coincidence was the same ship we'd sailed
to see the total solar eclipse in the Caribbean Sea in 1998.
- This Mexican Riviera cruise was a truly wonderful vacation.
We had fine weather and pleasant seas, and we were able to unwind
and relax and have some romantic times aboard ship. Since this
was our first trip to the area, we eagerly anticipated touring
the Mexican port cities. Being able to make our first visits
to these towns from a cruise ship was a great way to see a lot
of new places in one 10-day vacation.
- We had a lot of fun taking photos on this trip. We'd brought
along our best cameras and gear, including Charlie's Nikon N80
35mm SLR camera and Lynn's new Nikon D100 digital SLR camera,
and photography was one major focus of our activities during
the cruise. Although we'd been into photography for many years,
we usually just treated it casually when travelling, taking snapshots
with point-and-shoot cameras for mementos. On this trip we paid
more attention to composition, lighting, depth of field, exposure
compensation, in an effort to get more interesting photos. Being
on a cruise made it easy to bring all the gear, and then select
subsets of it for use each day, depending on anticipated conditions.
- The Mexican Riviera is a land of warm, friendly people, and
a wonderland of scenery and vacation spots. We hope that photographs
we took will help give you a sense of what a beautiful region
this is, and how much fun it is to go cruising and vacationing
- The following links take you to some of the photos
we took on this trip: