It’s chilly and raining, raining, raining as I write this post. I brought the horses in because they are shivering, and we turned up the heat a bit in the house. Oh, my what a change this is from where we were just a few days ago!
We were at the Barcelo resort in San Jose del Cabos (a twin community to Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula), and the warm sunshine (350 days a year!), pools and beautiful flowers were a very welcome change from the snowy winter we had in the Midwest.
As beautiful as it was, this wasn’t a place to frolic in the waves –at least while we were there.
The waves were so high, and the undertow so fierce, that the day before we arrived, two people were pulled out to sea in front of our resort, and the life guard nearly drowned while rescuing them.
Once during the week we went out on a whale watching excursion. We were just in time, because by the next full moon, the whales will all be making their 5,000 mile journey up to Alaskan waters for the summer, where they will feed almost constantly on the ample fish supply, according to our guide.
It’s so amazing to catch even a brief glimpse of these magnificent creatures!
Here are some photos I took—though with the waves and motion of the boat, my photos from the boat aren’t perfect. The sailboat photo was at sunset, as we were returning to shore.
The first whale photo is of a whale breaching, belly side up.
The second is actually two whales, close together. The third is the result of a big whale belly flop. 🙂
Do you have some travel plans this year? What is your favorite destination? Where would you like to visit next?