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Don & Deb's Big Adventure on Buena Vista
On our way to the South Pacific and beyond...
Swimming With The Sea Lions 2
01/20/2012, Los Islotes, N End of Isla Espiritu Santo

So fun. They are incredibly curious and like to swim really fast right up to you and then vear away. At one point I looked to my right and saw one taking a bite out of Don's fin and then his butt right next to me...I reached over and pushed the little guy away. The bigger ones are far too big to push away, and too fast as well.
Image borrowed from 'Bravo'

Swimming With The Sea Lions 1
01/20/2012, Los Islotes, N End of Isla Espiritu Santo

Los Islotes is a marine sanctuary, with many fish and hundreds of sea lions. OMG, I think swimming with them is one of the most excited things I've ever done. We swam with them here last year, also many times in the Northern Sea at Puerto Refugio, Animas Slot and outside of the Don Juan anchorage by Bahia de Los Angeles with our mates on 'Bravo'. Mike and Marni on 'Picara' met us here today and a good time was had by all. I should have broken out the underwater housing for my camera but I chickened out. So I have borrowed these underwater shots from our mates on 'Bravo'. Thank 'Bravo', we miss you.

Reaching For The Sky
01/18/2012, Mangle Solo

You get a magical feeling as you walk through these giants.

Too Big To Hug - Almost
01/18/2012, Mangle Solo

Beautiful (there's that word again). The cardon is one of the largest cacti in the world. They can grow up to 70 feet tall and nearly 5 feet wide. There are thousands of them here at Mangle Solo, a real cardon forest.

Strangely Familiar?
01/18/2012, Mangle Solo

I don't know...Somehow it reminds me of my husband.

And What Do You Think Lives Here?
01/17/2012, Los Gatos

Not sure what lives in there but I'm sure not going to stick my finger in to find out.

I Thought I Heard A Moo
01/17/2012, Los Gatos

Sometimes Mexico seems so desolate but if you keep you eyes and ears open there is life everywhere. Unexpected things happen alot, like this cow walking through the water at low tide to go up the canyon we hiked up yesterday. Why he's going there I have no idea.

I Think I'll Frame This One
01/17/2012, Los Gatos

That's Buena Vista and Picara at anchor in this amazing place. Such a peaceful night, quiet and calm. We got a tiny bit of rain the next morning.

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