John & Anne Wiley

2013/07/08

Cabo

Friends and family have sung the praises of Cabo San Lucas (and San Jose del Cabo) for many years, so we’re glad to have finally been there. After our hurricane volleyball and other evening fun with family, we cozied in for a sweet sleep with the song of surf. In the (very late) morning, I began learning my way around Pepito (my new ukelele) on our balcony.

1169 Pepito Awakes

1169 Pepito Awakes

The day passed with many fun times, but few pix until we gathered around a beach bonfire like our familes used to enjoy on SoCA beaches.

0894 Beach Bonfire

0894 Beach Bonfire

The next day was a beautiful blur with the highlight being the wedding ceremony we’d all flown in to celebrate.

0900 Procession

0900 Procession

By this time I was in the throes of the Mexican rite of passage some call “Traveler’s Illness.” At the delicious reception dinner my meal consisted of a single glass of water. Happily the next day I was well enough to enjoy more time with family, and after many had departed for the airport we moved to a second hotel for our own two-day vacation.

0953 New Digs

0953 New Digs

This room had a better view, and the large hotel/timeshare complex had multiple swimming pools including this “infinity” bar pool over the beach.

0988 Infinity & Beyond

0988 Infinity & Beyond

Our “honeymoon” continued with a stroll on the beach, and later a very brief snorkeling expedition by yours truly.

0981 On The Beach

0981 On The Beach

The water at this beach less than 5 miles from the other hotel was at least 10 degrees colder! Still there was so much marine life that beyond innumerable large crabs I saw at least a dozen fish the size of dinner plates along with smaller varieties and even a fleeting ray swam by. The next day we drove the hour and some to explore Todos Santos for a couple of interesting hours though somehow the only pic I have to share is this one of the hotel of song, taken with my cellphone.

491 Hotel California

491 Hotel California

Back in Cabo we hired a panga for the Arches ride, and joined the many tourists marveling at the rock formations.

1038 Pelican Spire

1038 Pelican Spire

The arch was cool, though there are so many other interesting features there it can sorta blend in.

1049 Arch

1049 Arch

Then our captain put us ashore to explore the beach for a few minutes, and Anne was transported.

1167 Beach Bunny

1167 Beach Bunny

The interactions of water, sun and sand have sculpted the stones all along Cabo’s shores into artworks like this.

1184 Rock Relations

1184 Rock Relations

After touring art galleries, everything is Art we find. So maybe that’s why I paused to stand entranced for a time by this curtain doing a slow motion veil dance in the breeze as we walked back to the car.

1210 Simple Enchantment

1210 Simple Enchantment

After more fun without fotos this grand adventure ended the next day much as it had begun, watching Baja pass 32,000 feet below like a silent dream.

1331 Distant Shore

1331 Distant Shore

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