We Belong to the Desert, We Belong to the Lagoons!
year has come and gone, and another season of the whales has ended at Campo
Cortez. Once again, it’s time to
reminisce, to share and to cherish the extraordinary experiences we had at the
Cow/Calf Spy Hop
We traveled together along the dusty, bumpy roads and shared stories of trips
past and places still to visit. We began as strangers and ended as friends. Friends that will have shared in a truly unique
experience. One that will last not just
through our photographs, but also through the stories that we will continue to
share with those we love.
are far too many camp moments to share them all. The incredible food. The starry nights, the smell of the ocean,
the spray of the water on your face as the whales break through the water and
sound off with an echoing blow as they take a breath.
The look in the whales’ eyes when they see
you and hear your unadulterated joy as you scream with delight over a spy hop,
fluke or breach.
moments also include the thrilling privilege of observing a mother whale
teaching her calf in preparation for the very long migration north.
As rare and delightful an experience as one
will ever encounter anywhere in the world. We
live our lives filled with days of appointments and events that can be all
consuming. As you live through your busy
lives, my hope is that the relaxing and calming atmosphere of Campo Cortez will
remain with you throughout the year.
owe it to the whales to lead their cause; to protect them and to also protect the
rugged beauty of the incredible desert and arid vegetation that make up “Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno.”
This magnificent corner of the world is
filled with many opportunities to experience magical moments that will resonate
within our souls for the rest of our lives.
is worth noting that the local citizens in and around Campo Cortez are no
different then we are. They love the whales, and want to protect the lagoons and
all the creatures that inhabit the reserve.
These warm and friendly locals are as much a part of the Baja experience
as the flora and fauna that we encounter.
you to all who shared the camp this season, and to the fantastic staff as well. From the owners and administrative support in
San Diego, to the cooks in the kitchen, the Pangeros (boat drivers), the guides, and of course
the biggest THANKS of all to the whales for their forgiving, joyful spirit. As many of us can attest, once you’ve kissed
a whale, you will be forever changed.
is such an incredible privilege to be your naturalist/guide through the
journey, and to be a small part of something that is so much bigger.