During the night we could hear the rain pelting the roof of our trailer but by daylight the skies were clearing and it turned out to be a beautiful warm day.
|Cultured Pearl Farm|
At 9:00 we all assembled for a half mile hike to the Perlas Del Mar De Cortez, a pearl farm.
|Douglas - Co-Owner explains pearl culturing|
We were met by one of the owners of the pearl farm and he gave us an excellent two hour presentation and tour of the establishment. We learned how they raise the oysters from spawning to implanting the pearl seed to harvesting the pearls. It was a fascinating story.
|Learning more about pearls|
After learning about the methods used to produce superior pearls, we spent about an hour in their store where many in our group purchased some beautiful pearl jewelry.
|Briefing to prepare for a travel day|
In the afternoon we all had free time to go sightseeing or shopping. At 4:00 the staff members started preparing for our travel briefing and staff prepared margarita party. Wagon Master Ken started the travel briefing around 4:30. About 5:15 we were all ready for the margarita party. There were plenty of snacks and the margaritas were delicious. A beautiful ending to a beautiful day!