Sunday I had an amazing day with a group of whales. The Gray Whales and their babies are just getting ready to migrate north to Alaska. They come to Baja California Sur to winter, breed and birth their babies in the balmy water.
We left at the crack of dawn to drive across the Baja from the gulf to the Pacific. There was very little in between but miles of cactus covered dry land.
I wore my Coolibar hat that tied on securely because this was a wild ride. Our captain was a fast driver:) I also wore a Coolibar long sleeve wrap with SPF built right in. They both have UPF 50+ which blocks 98% of the UVA and UVB rays and never washes out. I take my sun protection seriously and choose a physical cover on top of sunscreen when I know I’ll have direct exposure.
Multiple little boats like ours, clustered together, waiting for them to surface. It started to get hairy so I took a few more photo’s then stowed the camera to soak up the experience. I was a little afraid the boat would tip over as we all leaned over to pet the whales and I figured having the camera around my neck might be an issue.
The moms and babies seemed interested in the humans. They’d come right next to the boats, pop their heads up and wait while they got petted. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
Once a mom and calf were done with us, they just took off and we waited for another set to join us. It was thrilling and humbling to be so close to these amazing animals.
We’re having a wonderful holiday. The weather has been excellent, the people are friendly and the food is amazing!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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