12 May 2019
May 4, Isla Partida
Back to Isla Partida again, but this time the east side of the island. As we explored all of these beautiful islands in the Sea of Cortez, we noticed that each area has its own unique land formation.
On the back side of Partida there are beautiful, conglomerate, rocky sea caves. Large rocks defying gravity hang precariously from the cliffs, connected only by some sediment, looking like they would come splashing down at any moment into the sea.
We took a chance with fate and dinghied into a few of the dark caves and marveled at the mother nature's rock formations and colors.
The rocks awash just outside the caves appeared to be alive. As we neared, giant mangrove crabs scurried into crevices and holes for protection from the smaller, aggressive black crabs. Isn't it the truth, that it's the smaller of species that are the feistiest and most feared!
While snorkeling just outside the caves, the clear waters provided us a wonderful display of colorful fish. We notice as we head further north in the Sea, the water is getting cooler. The ambient temperature has been pretty warm, so taking a plunge into the refreshing sea is welcoming, at least for now.
I've been working on improving my swimming strength and stamina by swimming back to the boat after snorkeling. David follows along nearby in the dinghy if I get tired out and need a rest. On this snorkel day, Pinocchio was a few miles away. As I approached David in the Dinghy and readied myself to grab ahold, he would quickly row just a hand's reach away, just like any "personal trainer" would do! For his entertainment, he repeated this several times. I swam a bit farther and was proud of that. But I think my "personal trainer" needs some talking too....