National Geographic Sea Lion is presently anchored just outside of Porto Lopez Mateos. We woke this morning to another stunning sunrise and refreshing stretch class. Today was set to be a busy day, including a morning of kayaking and Zodiac cruising through a mangrove flooded forest. We saw a single bottlenose dolphin within the mangroves which was very cool. Next, we slowly made our way through the infamous Hull Canal. Once our anchor was set, we boarded pangas and went in search of gray whales. We found approximately 20 adults at La Boca de Soledad. It was a thrilling sight and we cheered and cheered.

The sun set and painted the sky oranges, pinks and purples. We raised a glass to an absolutely magical day in Baja California. The night concluded with very special guests, Los Coyotes, a locally famous two-man band that serenaded us. Two beautiful dancers also performed, and our guests couldn’t help but to join in the dancing. It was a wonderful fiesta.