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Thursday, December 6, 2012
My First Baja Swim at El Requeson
Saturday we ate breakfast in Mulege, and then headed south down the coast of the Sea of Cortez for about an hour or so. Here we encountered a group of pristine, calm beaches, each in protected bays. We chose El Requeson, which was one of the last and least populated by tourists of the beaches in this area.
The road leading to the beach was one lane and rugged, but we were rewarded when we got there. We literally only had to share the beach with one other couple that was camping, and with the owner of the property, Tomas, who lives in a small house on the property.
For $80 pesos per night (less than $8.00), we chose one of the palapas, put out our chairs, and took some time to relax. I worked on a small painting with pen and ink and acrylic on paper.
We drank wine as the sun set. Since we were facing east, we enjoyed a beautiful lavender sky.
The next morning, we watched the sun rise over the sea,
made some delicious coffee, and then I put on my swimsuit for the first time since we entered Baja. The water was completely tranquil and warm, and very shallow. I loved walking in the water and watching the little fish around my legs. We also brought some snorkeling gear along, and got to use the gear for the first time here. Here's Eduardo getting ready to snorkel, and some pics of me taking in a little sun.
Those of you reading this from Stewart Title, notice the Stewart towel! This picture is for you...hehe. Before we left, we gave my little painting to Tomas, the owner of the beach, to thank him for a most marvelous and relaxing time at his beautiful beach.
Since we have really been on the move in Baja, with only two weeks to take in the entire length of the peninsula, it was a much needed and appreciated break! Best wishes to you all.....