We spent a few days at a bay called Los Lobos. It gets it's name from a large rock island just outside of the bay where a large colony of sealions or lobos del mar (wolves of the sea) seem to have set up a base camp. Just inside the bay is another small island that apparently grows birds. A lot of birds. The chicks that were hatching on our visit were seagulls and they were all around the base of the island. The larger and more exotic birds had thier nests on top of the island and I am hoping we can go back to capture photos of baby herons or egrets or pelicans. Maybe we will get the chance while waiting out weather.
The pelicans didn't seem to mind me walking right up to their chicks, but Ginger was a different story. They swooped down on her continuously in an effort to get her to leave. Ginger loved it, big birds swooping down on her was just tons of fun. The rock is surrounded by a coral reef and as we floated over the large coral heads, hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish dashed about. The water was still a little chilly and it was gloomy out so we plan on snorkeling this reef when we return.
We are still in La Paz. Probably should have run before the hurricane, but hindsight is freakin' perfect. Instead we are munching through our provisions and will probably have to do it all over again by the time we can think about leaving here. The main problem isn't the hurricane anymore really, it's what it is doing to our pathway. Estimates of the waves are just ugly, so we will wait until everything calms down a bit. Hopefully we will be on our way in a week or so.
And there were plenty of these too, Sally Lightfoot crabs or technically; Grapsus grapsus as in "don't grapsus me".
See you on the other side.
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