Today marked the halfway point of our Baja trip. We traveled from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz on HW 19 on a good 4 lane freeway. From here back to the border we will follow Mexico 1, a good but 2 lane narrow road; the same route we came down on but now staying at different villages and campgrounds. It is the one and only highway. It should be fun. We did find many ways to enjoy Cabo San Lucas. As a group we visited one of the glass factories and watch them blow several things - a vase, pitcher, then a turtle with a hat & bottle. They had some beautiful things but we used the excuse that we could not get then home without breaking them so we settled for a small cup.
The next day we chose to head north on the Pacific side of the peninsula to Todos Santos, home of the "Hotel California", of the Eagles fame (a Los Angeles Rock Band that released an album "Hotel California" that became a USA # 1 hit in 1977. On the way back to Cabo we stopped at Playa (beach) San Pedrito, a remote surfing beach, then on down to Playa Los Cerritos that had a gorgeous hotel overlooking a large beach and the Pacific Ocean. One side of the point was full of people, sunning themselves, swimming, and suffering, while the other was deserted. We liked the deserted side best. Of course we did not go swimming but sat for hours looking for whales. Every hour or so a pod of whales would slowly go up or down the coast. We could see their spouts and sometimes their tails. We would see them for a minute or two and then nothing for five or ten minutes, then they would show up on up the coast. We enjoyed so much the first day we went back the next with our lunch. On our last day the tour took us on a sunset, dinner cruise out the bay past the sea arch, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Lands End and then on out into the Pacific. The first hour and half was spent following a pod of whales. To see one of these magnificent mammals jump complete out of the water was amazing. It was a wonderful cruse with ample food and drinks for everyone.