San Icnacio and The End of Baja

November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

I’m saving the very best part of this trip for last.  Coming back up the Baja we stopped at San Icnacio again so I could make the hour long ride on a washboard, dusty road out to Laguna San Icnacio to see the whales.  I took an eco tour where the camp was right on the beach and had composting toilets and solar showers. This is where the grey whales swim down from Alaska to give birth to their calves.  This Laguna is known for its “friendly whales”.  For some reason the whales seem to like to interact with the tourist boats here, they would swim right up to the boat. 

Mind you, these beautiful creatures were four times the size of the boat I was in, yet they were so gentle there was no fear of them hurting us.  They would swim all around the boat and underneath it, sometimes gently nudging it with their backs.  One mother swam up to us with her baby cradled on her tail.  She looked at us with her huge black eyes for some time.  Then I guess she decided it was OK for her baby to come up and say hello.  The baby swam towards the boat, right up to ME!  I reached down and touched him and I will never be the same again!  Tears still fill my eyes when I think of it. 

It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life!  It was the perfect ending to a perfect trip!

Whale

Beautiful Whale

Whale

Closer...

Whale

So close!

Baby Shale

The baby swimming up to me.

Mama Whale

Mama Whale

Mama and her Baby

Mama and her Baby

Close

Up Close and Personal

Me

The perfect ending to a perfect trip!

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