Take me back to Mexico! (Part Two)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We certainly took advantage of our last day of vacation!  The day started with another incredible sunrise!  The colors were unbelievable!  The sky performed throughout the entire day really, from sunrise, to the sun glare and sparkling ocean midday, to the golden sky just before sunset, to one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen, to the perfectly placed crescent moon and star above the rock formations...it was all incredible! 

We spent the morning poolside, overlooking the infinity pool that led out to the beach and the ocean.

In the afternoon, we headed for the marina to spend the afternoon on the water with a private boat trip of a life time! The marina was so picturesque with the Mexican architecture and the aquamarine-colored water!

We arrived just as the boats from the sun rise fishing trips were returning so were able to see all of their big catches.  The boats would fly a flag for each of their fish caught so they could parade through the marina proudly.  The sea lions were also well aware of what the boats were catching as they would hitch rides from the open water on the backs of the boats into the marina where they would standby to catch all of the leftover bait.  How fun is that?

These sea lions were much bigger than I thought they would be and certainly weren't afraid! Our guides had the sea lions jumping in the boat with us!  We could have easily been content just sitting at the dock, but little did we know, the trip was just getting started!

 We came across a pod of Zodiac whales. The whales migrate down from the northern Pacific area to the Los Cabos area in the winter months, so we were told.  It was such a neat thing to see!  We could actually see the whales from our resort pool 3 of the days we were there, but seeing them like this up close and playing was pretty amazing!

We might have squealed a little when the whale came up and breached...

And my camera might have squealed a little when this happened...the whale took a dive under this one last time and I caught the photo just as his tail was going back under and we never saw them again...
I'm pretty sure it was meant to be. :)

 Next stop: El Arco (the arch), a famous rock formation where the sea lions can be found sunbathing and the water sparkling from the high sun!

See what I mean about the sparkling water?  It was picture perfect!  
And so we did a mini photo shoot...

The sun and friends were so, so good for soul.  Like therapy.  
The best kind of therapy. 

Next stop: the snorkeling cove. And they bumped into a few little sea urchins...

Followed by an authentic Mexican picnic...

And yet another performance from the sky...I can't make this up. 
It felt like a dream!

As we rode back in, we were a bit bummed as the sky was turning grey and dark, almost as if it were about to rain, and this would be the only time we would see the sunset as the rock formations hid the sun from our resort... 

But then, the sky delivered...way more than we could have ever hoped.

From dark grey, to hints of light pink, to highlighter pink, to bleeding red.  

This is another event I highly recommend if Cabo is in your near future, the chartered boat I mean!  Totally affordable and the only way to see it all from the ocean on your own time!  Such a fantastic day!
And one last shot of playing with the sea lions, or sea whales...
those things were huge!

And the marina by night...

Definitely an incredible ending to an even more incredible vacation!

A quick trip out of reality for fun in the sun was so good for the soul!  Such good therapy emotionally, mentally, and maybe not so much physically given all of those tacos we consumed, ha!  I am so thankful for such a great group of friends and can't wait until our next turning of the decade adventures!  

Cheers to us all turning 3-0 this year!

Hasta luego!

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