Incredible Whale season here in Puerto Penasco
We’ve been hanging in Penasco over the past weeks with family while we prepare for the up coming sailing season. Penasco’s waters are frequented by both Fin and Humpback whales this time of year. Two years ago our good friend Gill captured the photo right of a beautiful breach while whale watching on Gato Loco. This year we have even more Humpbacks and the show has been incredible. I know our fiends on Facebook have probably seen many of the images but I wanted to share with all my sailing friends.
Frankie got this perfect close up whale tale shot on our first outing.
Our fellow local mariners and Cholla friends Marcia and Ed were treated to an awesome feeding show a few days later with whales hitting the surface in a giant fish ball. You can actually see the small fish flying out of the whales mouth and whales breaching with what must be joy over such great food in the photos below they took during the spectacular show. Thanks to Marcia for these photos. Click on photos to enlarge them.
Our trip out yesterday we found the area teaming with birds, dolphins, sea lions and probably 15 Humpback whales working the fish balls. It’s so amazing to witness mother nature at her best. The whale season seems to improve each year. We’ve raised the question on what’s the migrations path of these whales? Do they come all the way from Alaska to feed in our warm winter waters?? All we can say is thanks for coming.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video of one of our whale watching days.
Still working on getting sailing legs organized. Hope to make some progress soon.
Leg 1 April 16th – 23nd .. Penasco to San Carlos .. Bill, Lowell and crew
Leg 2 April 24th .. May 1st .. San Carlos to Loreto .. Bill and crew
Leg 3 May 1st .. 8th .. Bill Dave and crew
Leg 4 May 9th .. 15th Sailing Rally .. Lowell and Crew
Leg 5 May 15th .. 22nd to Santa Rosilia .. Lowell and Crew
Leg 6 May 22nd .. 29th home to Penasco .. Lowell and Crew
Good news, the sailing rally is coming together and we’re looking forward to sailing with our fellow Baja sailors during the week of May 9th .. 15th..
Until the next Update
Some of our whale watching crews..