03 March 2014
February 25, 2014
It was the sound that caught my attention. We had just anchored at Puerto Ballandra on Isla Carmen when I heard it. I was below putting things away and settling in.
“Jay! What was that?!” I cried running up the stairs to the deck.
It wasn't just the spray of the whale I heard, but he made this strange sound. A whale cry, or maybe a sigh. There began the show for the evening. We had front row seats and we sat watching from our deck as four or five whales moseyed back and forth in front of our bay opening. We think they were Blue whales as they were rather large and their spray went very high.
Finally. A whale sighting. We had not seen one since Cabo San Lucas.
The next morning as we were leaving Ballandra and heading past Isla Coronados we were again visited by whales. This time they were all around us. We decided the area between Isla Carmen and Isla Coronados must be good feeding ground.
To top things off, while writing this, a pod of Orcas (we think) surfaced just on the port stern! It is 0800 and we are heading from Caleta San Jaunico to Point Conception on a gray, cloudy day with little wind. It is actually chilly.
Ain't life grand!