Mexico/Baja Sur: Laguna San Ignacio – Whalewatching
Laguna San Ignacio is the other large lagoon that is part of the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where grey whales come to mate and rare their young baby whales. The lower lagoon near the mouth and entrance to the Pacific Ocean is where whales congregate on hundreds. It was quite a different experience here from the Ojo de Liebre lagoon – windier and more fog, with the surrounding landscape of mountains and smaller dunes. The whales were less eager to approach the boats but rather more interested in jumping and breaching and spyhopping and even mating. Yes, we witnessed whale sex! But that’s in the next post.