Sunday, March 08, 2009

Cabo San Lucas Sunset Cruise

Yesterday we took a sunset cruise in the water off Cabo San Lucas. We began in the Sea of Cortez, but once we rounded the southernmost point of land, we were in the Pacific Ocean. This marks the furthest south I have been, or will be on this trip!

Our boat was followed by several seagulls, and along the way we saw sea turtles, sea lions, pelicans, and humpback whales. I was not able to get a photo of the whales, but I did get one of their "footprint" -- this is a patch of calm water left after they dive.

Land's end was filled with swimmers, divers, sun bathers, kayakers, and boaters. There is a beautiful beach the stretches between the rocks -- one side on the sea, one on the ocean -- but no way to get there except by boat. The sea lions congregated on one of the rocks here, basking in the sun and watching human divers, inadequately mimicking them with air tanks and strap on flippers.

We had dinner on board the boat, and then watched the sun set over the point. It was a lovely cruise, and a fine end to the day.


ladynomad said...

I love the ocean. It looks like you are having lots of fun.

Richard said...

What a great way to spend an evening. Wonderful photos -- as usual.

MissFab said...

It's so cool that at El Arco you can be in 2 different oceans so quickly! Beautiful photos, sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

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