THE SUN COAST
01/21/2010 - 01/21/2010
The sailors on this Mexican sailing ship were wearing dress whites for their flag raising ceremony – a beautiful sight we happened to view from the stern of the Serenity after our breakfast.
We took a bus tour of this crowded city of 2 million people. It seemed safer than roaming the streets on our own.
Cathedrel de Sa with beautiful stained glass windows from France.
Near the city square is a theater named for the native 19th century novelist and poet – beautiful with its Scottish wrought iron, 3 levels of balconies and wood and cane chairs.
Fortaleza is known for its production of cashew nuts, for beautiful hand-made lace, and for its beaches. Unfortunately, there is a high level of crime and there are many abandoned and crumbing buildings – and trash. Those things aren’t mention in the travel brochures!
These little lace booties are coming home with us.