A Beautiful Day at Bahia
Saturday morning we woke up to a gorgeous warm windless day in Bahia de Los Angeles.
We only have one full day here so we made the most of it.
The day began with kayaking at 7 am when the schools of dolphins were passing by. We didn't actually get out far enough to get close to any.
I'll put the kayaking pictures on another post.
The kids did a LOT of treasure hunting along the beach. I've never been to a beach that has so many shells. In fact, the beach is largely made up of shells.
We spent time wading in the sea. Because we've been warned about sting rays we made sure to hot venture out too far. The kids learned to shuffle their feet and scare any away that might be hiding in the sand. We didn't see one.
Silas was convinced he had a fish in his pants. Turns out it was just the tag from his shorts that was tickling him.
We went into town and found the Museum. It was a well put together exhibit of marine life and Baja history. The museum is run by 30 volunteers.
Aili has been reading an American girl book "Josefina" and was very impressed that she recognized a lot of the antiques from her story about a Mexican girl living in the year 1824.
While we were in town we ventured out to look at a little lighthouse.
We walked for what felt like miles along a tiny little sand peninsula.
In the afternoon we spent lots of time just hanging out at the beach in front of our hotel.
We are easily entertained :)
The kids made use of the empty swimming pool for a while. It was colder than the sea though.
The view from the light house was beautiful. A few were brave enough to climb over the cement wall and climb the series of ladders inside to the top. I wasn't one of them. Roman was. This was the strip of sand we walked down.
As it turns out we were walking down this sand bar at about the time of day that a Tsunami was supposed to be ripping through the Pacific. Good thing we weren't greeted by a 10 foot wall of water rushing down the Gulf of California. You couldn't really get in a more precarious spot than out on a sand bar surrounded by ocean.
We ended our terrifically exhausting day with some seafood on our little restaurant by the beach. We didn't have any hot water for showers (the hot water situation at the hotel was a little glichy) but I hosed off the kids and I think they fell asleep in record time.