Friday, May 5, 2017

Report #125 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala May 4, 2017 Chance of rain & 92 degrees Part #2 of 3 88 Pictures

More pictures of Puerto Quetzal…..

 

 

 

Christmas decorations are always here

 

Tiles concrete seating

 

Looks so tropical

 

Handmade household treasures

 

Chicken plastic bag holder good idea, but plastic bags are almost outlawed

 

Padded wall hangings – good for pincushions

 

More plastic bag holders

 

Gallo beer sold here

 

A coffee drinking palapa

 

The big thatched hut

 

Mayan art

 

The Mariner on the left, Maasdam on the right

 

Long bridge to the ship

 

Most ships we have even seen here

 

Gangway and water station

 

Perfect fountain

 

Many stalls with nice things

 

Good prices as well

 

Easy to make several shopping runs

 

Possibly dredging

 

Military base and ships at anchor

 

Kayaking duo

 

Bet there is an undertow on the Pacific side

 

Leaving the pier at Puerto Quetzal

 

Marina

 

Colorful flags

 

Shade hut on the beach

 

John, the head security officer waits for the last guests to board

 

Sun was setting

 

Many palm trees provide much needed shade

 

Nice marina

 

The Seven Seas Mariner will probably stay much later

 

Bridge is finally empty

 

Now you can see the small oasis at the pier

 

Guatemala flag

 

Fishing boat coming back

 

Port security

 

Piles of coal near this marina

 

Naval vessels

 

Another quiet sail away

 

Clouds mean rain

 

One local pretty bird

 

May be a kiskadee

 

Tugs

 

The best colors were on the tugs

 

Enjoying sail away with buddies Deise and Howie

 

Basic tugboat

 

Until we meet again…..

 

Assisting us

 

Sun setting on the dock

 

A few cranes in the working port

 

Rays shine through the clouds

 

Guards taking photos of us

 

The Maasdam would follow us

 

Getting ready to leave

 

Lots of horn tooting

 

Neat tug

 

Power plant smoking

 

The commercial port of Guatemala

 

Two ships left for a short time

 

Another tug

 

The volcanoes appeared briefly

 

Maasdam passengers watching us leave

 

Two mountain peaks

 

An abandoned hut

 

A housing test gone wrong

 

Beachfront property

 

Coastline must be vulnerable to Pacific storms

 

There goes the Maasdam

 

Mariner was tied up in the loading zone

 

Good, but brief view of some volcanoes

 

The sun was setting

 

Pilot's job was a short one

 

Storage sheds in the port area

 

A shrimp boat

 

Maasdam leaving the port

 

A banana freighter

 

Small but efficient port for Guatemala

 

Shrimp boat

 

Waiting their turn to dock

 

A few ships anchored here

 

Great colors in the setting sun

 

Port traffic

 

The Mariner stayed

 

Freighter

 

There goes the sun

 

Not a bad sunset

 

Disappeared behind the clouds once again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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