|Isla Santa Catalina, Sea of Cortez, a muted, but vibrant sunset.|
In the meantime, we have memories and photographs, and new friendships to last a lifetime.
|Conception Bay, Sea of Cortez, where desert mets sea.|
|A proud & hungry Captain D|
|Dolphins know how to have fun!|
As the sun dropped lower on the horizon and the Sea flattened into stillness, we took the dinghy out amidst dozens of dolphins to watch a small pod of Sperm Whales travel north. We sat in silence as these gentle giants lumbered along slowly and gracefully. We could hear them breathing and moving through the water, we held our breath in reverence. In that space between distance and time we heard their first song. Staring at one another in disbelief, we heard a second song. Overwhelmed by beauty, filled with joy, tears in our eyes, wonder in our souls, a deep gratitude filled our hearts. We sat for another moment or two in silence, then fired up the dinghy to return to El Tib, when loud slapping and popping noises surrounded us. Manta Rays in flight skimmed the surface of the water, many mating, swirling wings beating fast. Others leaping in, what we believed was, ecstasy, nearly 2 feet out of the water and slamming down with loud pops as their wings hit the water.
|A heron stands watch in Chamela, Mexico|