Hello! Yesterday I posted photographs from our rejuvinating week in Cabo. Now, here are some photographs from our day in La Paz, Baja Mexico! On our last full day in Mexico, we got up before the sun to drive our little rental car to La Paz, the capital of Baja, to catch a Mar y Adventuras boat. We had booked an island kayaking/snorkeling trip out to the amazing natural preserve islands in the Sea of Cortez, including El Espiritu Santa Island.
Unfortunately, our “waterproof” Lifeproof phone case broke early on during our Cabo trip (next time we’re getting a GoPro!), but I was able to take my DSLR on the boat in a dry bag for a few photographs. It was so magical to experience the stunning pink lava rock desert islands, white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters.
The most amazing part was getting to snorkel with the wild sea lions! While snorkeling we watched a mother sea lion catch a big fish and feed her young. We also observed two adolescents playing, dancing and spinning under the sunlit waters of a natural rock arch. It was incredible to be in the water watching the beautiful selkies! The boat ride back to mainland was definitely an adventure as we hit evidence of Hurricane Marie and were soaked with blinding rain and huge waves (not pictured); we were thankful for a great captain. When we got back to the city (that almost never rains!) the streets were flooded.
One day on the islands didn’t feel like enough, and we would love to go back someday to explore around La Paz more (or shoot a destination wedding!) especially when the friendly whale sharks are passing through! We hope you enjoy these photographs from our adventure.
Sunrise on our drive to La Paz
Waiting for the Mar y Adventuras boat
Magnificent Frigatebirds (who drown if they get very wet)
Beautiful Sea Lions
Heading into the storm
Back on the mainland of La Paz