Friday, January 16, 2009

Cabo San Lucas

The Tropic of Cancer cuts right across the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, so it was ironic that Cabo San Lucas, out first stop in the "tropics", was overcast and a little windy. After the ship docked in the harbor we were taxied ashore on the smaller craft shown here.
The weather didn't stop us from kayaking out to "El Arco" at the end of this formation that forms the very tip of Baja. It's the point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez -- a bit choppy but we were led by an experienced guide. The rocks were covered with pelicans and sea lions.
From sandy "Lovers Beach" near the tip we went snorkeling, which didn't go as well. The fish were somewhat neon but the visibility was reduced (due to lack of sun), and being in a group it was hard not to get a flipper in the face.


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