Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Red Skies

Bahia de Los Muertos Sunset
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors delight. I always have believed this adage, but it's not always true in Baja. The combination of sea and desert makes for some outrageously brilliant red skies, both morning and night. Sunrises and sunsets at Bahia de Los Muertos exemplifly this phenomena. Under the glow of a predawn sky we motored through pale mauve seas slowly edging our way towards the Cerralvo Channel enroute to La Paz.

Our early morning departure
The morning prelude; a muted sky gradually crescendoed to yellow, pink, and red clouds; then suddenly as if trumpets and horns heralded a new day, the heavens opened and a fiery orange ball peeked over the horizon.

A speechless sky speaks volumes

The new day begins

Looks like it's going to be a good one!


  1. And the award for the most amazing sunrise photos goes to...El Tib. Wow, did you ever capture it!

  2. Sarah and Darrell

    I've been enjoying reading your blog. Darrell I bought my husband Theo the Steinbeck book about the Sea of Cortez. He has really enjoyed it. We are both very jealous of the time you get to spend in such a beautiful place.

    Take care!
    Carol Sitea

  3. OMG Sarah! Gorgeous! I'm trying to imagine the noises that went with them, water and wind. The ocean smell...too much!! Sinks right into your soul! Amazing that all you have to do in this magic world is point and shoot. Some Earth Day celebration! xoxo Thank you!

  4. Found this blog through Susan's tweet; is that a dog on board?

  5. Hi Sarah, I left a comment here the other day, I promise I didn't use any bad words! xoxo