Cap’n Jack Here…
Hey, I just got the bright idea to upload a bunch of photos.
We are in Santa Rosalía, a small mining town located about half way up the Baja California peninsula. We arrived after a few days at Isla San Marcos, about nine miles away where we were treated to a wonderful nature show. Early one morning I began to hear what sounded like popping , really more like flopping sounds, near the boat and from a distance, sounds which also echoed off the rocky shore. I went outside and was amazed at the sight of Bat Rays, by the hundreds jumping out of the water and then landing with a belly flop. They just kept going on and on and some even did a forward flip, landing on their back side. It was one of those Cousteau moments, definitely! I quickly went and extracted the kids from their morning routing (watching a cartoon video) and when they saw the action Marietta exclaimed, “Papa, this is better than watching a documentary!” It just so happens that “documentary” was Marietta’s first big word; it is still very cute the way she enunciates it.
Traveling up the Sea of Cortez gets more and more remote as one goes north. We have not posted much because of lack of Internet service and we hear this is pretty much the end of the line. We have not written much either, because when we move so much or so often, the business of keeping the boat up and running, all the charting, weather and navigational preparedness, plus all the exploring and mandatory kid beach excursions, not to mention the day to day chores, before we know it the day is gone, and we, go to bed with the chickens here. However, I do wake up before sunrise and these are some of the golden moments. The possibility of actually being able jot something down.
Megan our editor, is regularly chastising me for being too wordy. If a picture is truly “worth a thousand words” then this post should top the cake. Before we lose it, we will use the remaining air time on our internet dongle to upload a bunch of pictures. All truth be told, the “word” out there is that you folks would rather see pictures than trudge through some of my rantings. My source? FB of course. I read those comments y’all send to Nicole. Pictures and pictures of the kids no less, is by far what the public demands. So, here you go:
So, Nicole just frowned at me for putting in a few nature/landscape shots. Quote, “No, no, people want to see pictures of the family. There are no people in those shots.” I said, “A mix is good, but lets allow our readers to comment on this one.” So folks, is it pics with only people or a mix?
Hope you enjoyed this picture essay?
Cap’n Jack signing off and warning you that we will be in remote wilderness areas for the next 6-8 weeks, so no internet. So, call us on the SSB radio, OK? Or, maybe smoke signals? Over and out.