Out in the Wilds
11 July 2016 | Marquar anchorage on Isla Carmen
It was a short trip -- only about 6 miles -- from Puerto Escondido to this anchorage on Carmen Island but it was an exciting trip as we passed close to a very large whale! We'd seen what looked like a very small whale ahead on our path surfacing occasionally. I went up to the bow of the boat to look into the water to see if it was still there. What I saw instead was a VERY large whale swimming down deep with it's white belly up right next to our boat! We turned away just hoping there weren't more down there getting ready to surface.
We're guessing it was a mother and calf and we never did see the large one surface, but last evening we could see whale spouts in the distance near where we'd had our close encounter of the cetacean kind.
We also enjoyed a pod of small dolphin bouncing along -- more wildlife than we'd seen in a long time so it was a real treat.
A nice long swim to the beach at the end of the day followed by a gorgeous sunset made for a wonderful 1st day out in The Sea.