Isla Partida, Ensenada Grande

Jan 02, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We stretched and strengthened our bodies this morning while surrounded by brilliant color in all directions. Morning adventures included hikes up the arroyo at Ensenda Grande, as we made sure to stop and gaze up at cacti, ponder the adaptations of waxy leaves, and listen for the Costa’s hummingbird and canyon wren. Afternoon activities were all about the water, including snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking in this large bay. As our beautiful day came to a close, we dined around a bonfire, listened to stories about the Baja California Peninsula from long ago, gazed up at stars, set intentions for the new year, and enjoyed the thrill of bioluminescence between our fingers.

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Emily Newton

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse. Her fascination with marine science began with family vacations to British Columbia, where she explored tidepools, captured sculpins, inspected limpets, and watched resident killer whales hunt, play, and rest in Johnstone Strait.

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