Golden Princess offshore from Loreto, Mexico
We departed La Paz the evening of November 3 and found ourselves anchored off Loreto, Mexico, the following morning. Yes, no large ship docking facilities — another tender port. Between these two ports I would be hard pressed to select a favorite, but Loreto does offer a unique beauty that sets it apart from La Paz.
Whale Shark on a Stick
One option you have here is to swim with the immense whale shark, and several of our shipmates did just that. The whale shark is the largest of the shark family, growing to over 40 feet/12 meters in length and weighing up to 33 tons/30 metric tons! One day Ursula and I want to return to swim with these gentle giants, after I rid myself of the feeling I have “fish food” stamped across my forehead. I needn’t worry. These guys are plankton eaters. Still, the size of that mouth . . . !
From the ship we took a brief walk southeast along Paseo A. Lopez Mateos and the shore, then hung a right onto Avenida Salvatierra.
About a thousand feet/300 meters inland we came across the Plaza Civica with its marvelous elevated bandstand.
Keep your camera ready along this route. You’ll stumble across some really eye-catching scenes such as these:
Real Mexican Flavor
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