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It was a good week when some of our family joined us in Cabo San Lucas. We got to know our grandson's brand new fiance, Pat and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary... and we saw the whales.
We're spoiled, I think. First of all, an estimated 10,000 whales pass by our home town of Dana Point every year. They head south from Alaska and swim all the way to Mexico where the females have their little calves. ( 'Little' is a relative term: grey whales weigh 1500 pounds at birth and can add as much as 17,000 pounds in the first year, thanks to their mothers' rich milk.)
It's just over two hours for us to fly down to Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of Baja California, or Land's End. There we can see lots of whales, perhaps some who passed by our town a month or so ago.
And of course a few months later, they head back north to Alaska and give us a chance to see them once more.
Here are some of the whales we enjoyed in Cabo last month.
article published 2/7/2012