A Whale of an Adventure!

I love boats. Love being on the water. Love choppy waves and salt water spray and seeing the land recede in the distance.

I experienced all that and more on my Cabo Adventures cruise. It’s hard to say what I liked best about it.

The boat ride into the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean?

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The close-up view of the famous Cabos San Lucas’ Golden Arch? archbird

The spot below is called Land’s End because, as the crow flies, if you followed a line south from here, you would not touch land again until you reached the South Pole. My imagination traveled that abstract line faster than any boat could ever get me there.

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We saw sea lions.

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And beaches.

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And perhaps, best of all — a whale! Apparently the first whale sighted this season. They weren’t really due to be in Cabo for another two weeks. But there she was, swimming and breaching in the Pacific waves as our boat captain took us closer and closer to see her. It was an incredible stroke of luck and made our excursion that much more phenomenal.

We enjoyed a light lunch and margaritas while we docked near a beach and had the chance to swim and snorkel in the wonderfully warm waters there.

You can see why I can’t pick my favorite part of the cruise. Only my least favorite part: the end.

What do you like about boating?

14 responses to “A Whale of an Adventure!

  1. I like boating best when it’s time to step back onto dry land πŸ™‚ Many years ago we (the family) went on a dolphin-spotting trip off Tenerife. My young daughter was most unamused at being bounced around the sea, though my son enjoyed steering our boat back to harbour later.

  2. I’ve always wondered how my life might be different if I weren’t so prone to seasickness (and motion sickness in general but being on open water is the worst). That sounds melodramatic, but I’ve definitely skipped out on snorkeling and great views on certain vacations because it just wasn’t worth it to me to get seasick (though Dramamine does help, albeit makes you want to sleep all day). Luckily I can still live vicariously through people like you who enjoy boating. πŸ™‚

    • Aww. Seasickness/motion sickness is no fun. I love the waves. In fact, I almost joined the Coast Guard when I was in my 20’s. I don’t think I was really cut out for the job and commitment, but life on the water seemed so appealing.

    • I did, too! I saw whales every time I was in the water in Alaska. While the weather was more enjoyable in Cabo, seeing whales backdropped with mountains and glaciers just can’t be beat.

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