After five weeks of sun we finally got our first rain in Baja. It is strange how it changes the Baja beach and travel experience so drastically. We spent one night camping in Cabo Pulmo, but left the next day because of the pouring rain. It was the first time we had left a place and really felt we had not experienced it. I felt sad as we were driving away and told Sam I thought we should have stayed and waited out the rain. It was the first time in over a month I felt that we might have “compromised” our plans because we were traveling in a group, but it was my fault for not expressing my thoughts out loud. Sam and I are both scuba divers and we brought all our own snorkel gear with us. The reefs of Cabo Pulmo looked beautiful in pictures and I wanted to dive them. We headed to the town of Los Barilles where we waited out the storm and discussed what we should do next.
We talked to Richard and Ashley about how we wanted to go back to Cabo Pulmo, and they needed to get to the mainland to meet up with some visiting family. So after five weeks of traveling together we parted from Desk to Glory. However, we are planning on spending Christmas with them hopefully. =) It will be strange to be on the road alone again.
When we returned to Cabo Pulmo a day later, we spent two nights camping at Los Arbolitos beach (60 pesos ) which is the best place to beach snorkel in Cabo Pulmo. It was spectacular!
Here are some pictures of our two days snorkeling Los Arbolitos beach:
After Los Arbolitos we headed over to Los Frailles beach where we free camped alone for the night in a spectacular bay and did more snorkeling around the coast.
And my favorite part of Cabo Pulmo, the turtles we kept seeing! Glad there are still some thriving along the coast of Baja.
Author: Song of the Road
We left our jobs in San Francisco to drive the Americas from Alaska to Argentina and beyond.