Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day, in more ways than one, as we explored the waters and shore of Bahía Almejas. Gray whales migrate to this bay to mate and give birth, and we were gifted with memorable views of these gray whales on the final day of our “Among the Great Whales” itinerary. In late afternoon we paddled the bay and went ashore on Isla Santa Margarita to explore the desert. Our evening concluded with captain’s dinner and photos, videos, and stories shared among laughter and love.
National Geographic Sea Bird
We steamed south in the Hull Canal today, returning to Magdalena Bay. Along the way, we spotted the following: a gray whale cow and calf, dolphins riding our bow wake, coyotes on shore and various birds in the mangroves and mudflats. In the afternoon, we made our final landing on one of the narrowest parts of the peninsula, a small isthmus. With a short walk across the sand dunes, we arrived at the Pacific Ocean. We spent time on Sand Dollar Beach, which takes its name from the immense amount of sand dollars along the shore.