North like a whale

bow riding

bow riding common dolphin

We have accepted the advice from the great humpback and gray whales, and have started our yearly migration north. We sailed away from the dock on Saturday afternoon, out of La Paz, and headed south out of the Sea of Cortez. The last few weeks have been full of memorable beach combing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, but it was impossible to ignore the unending agitation the sea of Cortez seemed to possess about us still being there. The water has been more calm out in the Pacific Ocean, as were are currently 30 miles from shore, than the Sea of Cortez has been for the past 3 weeks. It was time to go, and she let us know.

We are still currently off the coast of Northern Mexico, and will be heading into port and customs in San Diego tomorrow morning.

The humpbacks that we have been viewing all winter are said to only travel up to British Columbia, and summer there. We will be heading all the way up to Alaska (after a brief stop in Seattle) where we will meet new humpbacks that have spent the winter frolicking in Hawaiian waters.

The positioning trip thus far can be deemed uneventful, which in most cases is quite better than the alternative.

    • Emily
    • April 23rd, 2013

    One of my firends is convinced you should write a memior (and has even offered to help). I feel like this post could have been pulled from a book. Love you and miss you.

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