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Heading Out Towards Land’s End


Land's End

Land’s End

Want some cheap entertainment and adventure while visiting Cabo San Lucas?  Look no further than a boat ride out to Land’s End and El Arco (The Arch).

El Arco — The Arch

El Arco — The Arch

Upon arrival by ship’s tender Ursula and I strolled around the Marina Cabo San Lucas.  Here we found several opportunities for taking yet another (we’d done this before) boat ride out to the very tip of the Baja Peninsula.  Just walk around to the backside of the marina and check out the various water taxis and glass-bottomed tour boats.  Haggle a price — it helps to find a boat that already has a couple of passengers impatiently waiting and giving the boat owner the evil eye.  We found just such a scenario and argued our way aboard for just $10 U.S. apiece.  Not an expensive way to spend an hour or so, but try not spend much more than that amount.  Indeed the first price you’ll hear shouted out to you will probably be in the $20 range or higher.

Land's End

Land’s End

Land’s End is home to lots of  photographic drama.  Blue seawater crashes against barren rock, cascading off the glistening black surfaces as it churns into a foamy white.  Along the way watch for the local fauna, particularly the myriad pelicans and seals.

Sunning Seals with Sunny Smiles

Sunning Seals with Sunny Smiles

After a little bird and marine mammal watching, turn your camera skyward for images of slender pillars of rock jutting forth into blue skies with cotton candy cumulus.

Land's End pillar

Land’s End pillar

But be aware that you’re on a moving boat constantly bobbing along the surface of the waters.  Adjust your shutter speed accordingly or you’ll wind up with some blurry shots.

Land's End

Land’s End

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Fun Photo Friday — Cabo Marina Favorites


Real Boats — Faux Lighthouse

Real Boats — Faux Lighthouse

Enjoy today’s slide show by clicking on any image below:

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Cabo — Seals, Pelicans, Rocks, and Scooby-Doo


Pelicans on the prowl

Pelicans on the prowl

Cabo San Lucas has some pretty extraordinary wildlife that doesn’t seem quite so wild.  Indeed these pelicans are almost tame in how close they come to the tourists and fishermen.  They’ll even jump into the boat looking for morsels, but they don’t seem eager to share.

Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

Ursula and I haggled down the price of a water tour and boarded a boat to go out to El Arco de San Cabo San Lucas (which you’ll see in a later post).  Along the way we stumbled upon the pelican board of directors at the weekly executive meeting.

Conferencing

Conferencing

And then we caught up with some very chummy seals sunning in the surf.

Seals of Cabo

Seals of Cabo

Not all the seals were overtly social, however.  We found one who preferred to tan alone.

The Seal of Approval

The Seal of Approval

As we headed out to Land’s End — the southernmost point of the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean — we spotted a celebrity of sorts.  I know what you’re thinking, but it’s truly him.

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo

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