179 Photos - Nov 19, 2013
Photo: First night camp on Playa Gallo on Isla Espiritu SantoPhoto: Tour map of Islands and mainland locations visited over nine days and 150+ miles.Photo: Posada Luna Sol - first night stayPhoto: Our guide CarlosPhoto: La Paz harbor - boarding tour skiff to islandsPhoto: Jean & Norma arriving on Isla Espiritu SantoPhoto: Unloading our gearPhoto: Tour guide Sergio demos the 'Barbie doll' stroke.Photo: First kayak to El Gallo IslandPhoto: Magnificent Frigate Birds habitatPhoto: Birds resting on Isla GalloPhoto: Elegant TernsPhoto: CaseyPhoto: Paddling back to Isla Espiritu SantoPhoto: Jean, Paul & CarlosPhoto: Approaching Playa GalloPhoto: Puesta del sol on the PlayaPhoto: Gallo camp sitesPhoto: Magnificent skyPhoto: Jeweled Eel (~ 3 ft. long) - at nightPhoto: Ballena Island - Sea lion habitatPhoto: Snorkeling for Sea lionsPhoto: Sergio and sea lion pupPhoto: Playful pupsPhoto: Photo: Photo: School's outPhoto: Snorkeling at the windowPhoto: Photo: Photo: RonPhoto: "El pirata" aka Casey the piratePhoto: Paul and JeanPhoto: SergioPhoto: Volcanic land formsPhoto: Landing on Isla San FranciscoPhoto: Federally protected habitatPhoto: Photo: Island pan looking over Puerto Los GatosPhoto: Anchored at Puerto Los GatosPhoto: Beautiful lunch stopPhoto: Visit to Isla El Pardito historic villagePhoto: Photo: Photo: View of Isla San Jose to the NorthPhoto: Norma & RonPhoto: Photo: South view to Isla San FranciscoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Telling the history of Island familiesPhoto: Heading out to Los Burros on the Peninsula.Photo: Photo: Jean & PaulPhoto: Tamia & JoePhoto: Richard & VirginiaPhoto: Photo: Rock tunnelPhoto: Photo: Stop near Los BurrosPhoto: Lagoon at old Los BurrosPhoto: Mainland scapePhoto: Photo: Sting ray catch at Los Burros villagePhoto: Chuy's sister's house for lunchPhoto: Photo: Boobie rock near Isla San JosePhoto: Blue-footed & Brown BoobiesPhoto: Ensenada Tambobiche along the mainland coastPhoto: Photo: Photo: Old village of TambobichePhoto: Photo: Photo: Historic building erected from native pearl sale.Photo: Modern school housePhoto: Photo: Wild Pitayas stand abovePhoto: Chuy makes lunch at Playa TambobichePhoto: Camp site North of TambobichePhoto: Photo: Photo: Semi-palmated PloverPhoto: Least SandpiperPhoto: Mainland landscapePhoto: Photo: Paddling swells off TimbabichiPhoto: Hilltop panPhoto: Overland view of south Baja coves & mountainsPhoto: Good snorkeling spotPhoto: Camp viewPhoto: Peninsular landscapesPhoto: Photo: Morning roostPhoto: Turkey vultures on CardonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nature walk on Isla San JosePhoto: Lomboy treePhoto: FossilsPhoto: Carlos knows endemic flora & fauna.Photo: Baby Desert IguanaPhoto: Silica rockPhoto: On the pass looking East to other side of San JosePhoto: Pass view WestPhoto: Red mangrovePhoto: Relative of OcotilloPhoto: San Miguel bushPhoto: Flowering San MiguelPhoto: Creek bedPhoto: Island Cardon forestPhoto: Photo: Palo Blanco and CardonPhoto: Heading out to snorkeling spotPhoto: Pelican roostPhoto: Salt flats on mainlandPhoto: Ripe fruit from Pitaya Agria - very deliciousPhoto: LagoonPhoto: Endemic Nightshade blossomPhoto: Elephant treesPhoto: Photo: Camp at lastPhoto: Virginia on Isla San JosePhoto: Jean and PaulPhoto: Tamia and JoePhoto: Little Blue Heron & Yellow-footed gullPhoto: Photo: Jason comes up with a good clam harvest.Photo: Sergio mugs the Trumpet fishPhoto: Morning catch includes Parrot fish & small BaracudaPhoto: Master tour cook - AlbertoPhoto: Special dinner includes Margaritas, fresh caught lobster tails, scallops & steamed clams - So good.Photo: Isla Monserrat landingPhoto: Monserrat hikePhoto: San Miguel bloom among the Pitaya AgriaPhoto: Norma loves this.Photo: Jean does tooPhoto: Great snorkeling spotPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: VickiePhoto: Excellent snorkeling herePhoto: Photo: Live trumpet fishPhoto: Photo: CaseyPhoto: Banded Rock lizard sp.Photo: Lunch hourPhoto: Our groupPhoto: Our main man CarlosPhoto: Last camp on Isla DanzantePhoto: Sea Turtle foot bonePhoto: Uncovered sea turtle eggsPhoto: East side Isla DanzantePhoto: Paddling with dolphins - exciting & memorable.Photo: Last chance for a Mahi aka DoradoPhoto: Sunrise at Isla DanzantePhoto: Hotel Oasis in LoretoPhoto: Brown pelican - dive sequence at Estero GarzaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Loreto WaterfrontPhoto: Hotel Posada del Cortes - excellent two night stayPhoto: View from top floor patioPhoto: No rain just spring water flow on main streetPhoto: Favorite breakfast spotPhoto: Photo: Central plazaPhoto: Mision de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Concho (1697-1829)Photo: Photo: Photo: Street shopping mallPhoto: Vickie & Norma got beer & wine