The second week of April, 2013 I packed up my skis and left Schweitzer Mountain, opted out of the employee day, and flew down to Loreto, Mexico for sea kayaking.
Of course beach time was a high priority as well.
The trip left on the 15th and toured two islands, Isla Danzante, and Isla Carmen. Kayaking was relatively easy because the gulf of California is sheltered from the open sea. We only had trouble in one beach exit when the winds picked up.
The seas were clear and blue and provided my first snorkeling experience. After I got over the strange sensation of breathing while underwater I was able to enjoy floating along with the angel fish, star fish, scorpion fish and all sorts of other strange creatures.
An all Mexican crew of 2 guides and one panga (motor boat) driver ran the trip smoothly. Our Mexican guides were extremely knowledgeable about the biology of the region. They knew the name of every plant and animal and could tell you interesting things about their lives. So knowledgeable I felt like I am slacking as a guide back in Oregon!
Even with helping out a bit on the trip I was so relaxed by the end I didn’t know what to do with myself. I would loose myself on the beach picking up lots of strange shells, bones and rocks. You feel like a kid when discovering the treasures the beach has to offer.
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