Well, as computer challenged as I am, I finally managed to transfer my pics from my recent Mexico trip onto the computer. I absolutely love it when others share their photos of different places on their blogs, so I hope everyone will forgive my little detour here from all things writing to show some of my favorite shots!
We had a great time snorkelling, sailing and taking a zip line through a desert canyon. Our resort was very close to Cabo's senic 'Arch'
The waves in this part of Mexico were beautiful to watch, but dangerous as well. A 14 footer came in on one of the days we were there and wiped out a beach wedding as well as local vendors.
One of my favorite excursions was a sunset cruise we took on the Sunderland, one of 6 historical tall ships from the 1800's still able to sail as it was meant to--without the aid of modern engines. It was such a thrill to watch a crew of six men hoist sails and scurry through the rigging, but most of all to listen to the creak of the mast and the flutter of canvas. I took a ton of pictures and tried to remember all the 'sailing lingo' for the next pirate book I write.
On our way back we spotted another pirate ship, this one made for a movie with Gina Davis in it. Of course, the sails are furled, because it was motorized, and as our Captain fondly said, is a 'Fake Pirate Ship.' Still, a beautiful picture, I think!
We also visited 'Lover's Beach', risking life and limb to get there by Water Taxi (the powerful waves made getting into and out of the taxis quite a challenge) but found it well worth the trip. Full if cacti and mesmerizing sandstone formations caused by the sea and the wind, hubby and I got some great shots.
We also saw a sea lion colony, with one posing for us, Top Model style:
Finally, I'll end with one of my favorites, a strange tree that looked like a gigantic ginger root. I have a thing for trees, especially unusual ones, and I collect pictures wherever I go.
We later learned that this tree is known as a 'paper tree' and the thin bark was used by the Mayans as paper.
It was a fantastic trip--I wish I had a good photo of the two humpback whales we came across on our snorkelling trip. Two of the crew of our ship jumped out and swam with them, holding onto their fins and rubbing their sides. That's something you don't see every day!