Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times,
It's the only time we've got.
|Main Baja land across Isla Coronados west cove|
On the only open side to the Sea of Cortez, waters are calm but I keep commenting that I see a line of white caps that doesn’t make sense since there are nearly no winds – a rogue wave, a fast boat we cannot see, strong winds we cannot feel? As the white caps quickly approach we are definite they are neither from the wind nor from a boat so we keep a watchful eye. We start hearing a lot of popping as it gets closer. With the binoculars we can finally make out a huge pod of dolphins racing towards our boat. They are all in a line that probably extends ¼-½ mile wide and some are doing belly flops while landing from their high jumps. What a sight but it was over so rapidly! Next time I think we’re seeing a rogue wave I hope to be more prepared with camera at hand…
Nearing the bay where we will be anchoring, we have to follow a very narrow and shallow entryway. As we have our eyes peeled on the rocks near our keel, many 4-5’ rays glide effortlessly under Déjàlà. We’d love to take the time to watch their beautiful dance but we just can’t afford to hit bottom so we have to pay attention rather than enjoy the show…
Water in the bay is now down to 73.4 degrees (down 10 degrees)! Deep undercurrents must be feeding this area and it is teaming with life. We are surrounded by birds, dolphins, rays, turtles, and dancing fish sounds. We wondered if at night they would abate and they did only slightly perhaps due to a very bright moon.
During dinner we watched pelicans frenetically bomb dive for their last meal before nighttime. Other birds follow in their path.
|Déjàlà alone at anchor in cove, see that small dot where the water gets lighter green! |
|My favorite tree, white peeling bark with tinges of gold, red new branches, |
very small white/green flowers peeking out, leaves to follow.
|Fun cactus with low arms. Unusual to see arms so low to ground.|
|White flower on vine that produces small egg size green gourd like fruits.|
|Sunset over the volcano of Isla Coronados|
|Trigger fish found dead on several beaches... Great teeth!|