Monday, December 28, 2009
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Steamin' South from San Francisco for about a week and we arrived at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Rounded the rocky corner with the cruise ships hiding behind them.
The view of the rocks from the other side, approaching the harbor.
"No se vende!" Random half built house declaring itself not up for sale on the desert hill overlooking the port.
Hopped off the boat only to find that it was about a million degrees outside. Ran into the shade, requested they turn the fan on me and ordered an icy refreshing adult beverage. Got to watch as the locals lined up with their signs to mob the tourists debarking from the cruise ship tenders. "Cheap as Wal-mart!"
(You can see our boat blending in with the condos at the far right.)
Tacos! Oh my goodness I think I must have devoured tacos every meal for the entire weekend we were there. After a summer in Canada, I couldn't get enough Mexican food.
Hid from the scorching sun in the shade with the misters and the fans.
Took a water taxi to Lover's Beach under the rocks on the point.
The water taxi driver took us through the rolling waters that smashed angrily against the rocks and Cabo's iconic rock arch at Land's End.
Dropped us off on the beach.
Really interesting rock formations lined the beaches.
Young surfers took on the massive waves.
And away we went. Back underway for another week or two until we reached Panama.
Dolphins, birds and endless schools of flying fish accompanied us on our journey south. For all of the dolphins we saw, this is pretty much the only picture I got. It's a lot harder to photograph them when you're doing twelve knots and they're in and out of the water in a flash. So fun to watch, though. Especially when you haven't seen anything else in days.