Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 50: Whale Watching - Again

We were up early at Chulavista to get out bags packed and ready for Jorge to pick us up at 8 and take us across to Tres Vista on the other side of the hill. Although the move was only a couple of hundred meters, it was nice not to have to lug the bags and groceries over the hill in stages.

Tres Vistas is a stunning two bedroom place with its own private pool and a large deck overlooking the bay. We only had a moment to appreciate it as we dropped off the bags and caught a ride down the hill with Jorge to go have breakfast before our trip left at 9:30.

Blue Footed Boobies
I had tried to take Sue on this trip while she was here, but the weather never cooperated, it was always a little too overcast or blowy. The conditions seemed perfect today and about 30 people headed out in several taxis to the marina on Banderas Bay and then onto the Chica Loca trimaran.

The water was calm, the sun was shining, and the whales were jumping. We saw a pod of a mother, father and baby, and were lucky to see them and other whales jumping and breaching. What a great sight.

The boat had a good mix of people on board, and we met two families with their five kids who were re-uniting. One family was from Ontario and the other from Mexico had met them when studying in Toronto. We ended up inviting them to our new huge place tomorrow to have dinner and swim in our private pool.

Once again the cruise took us to the Marietas Islands to see the blue-footed boobies and to snorkel. Once again the visibility was poor and the water was cold. However we spotted whales again on the way back which made it all worth while.

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