Swim With a Colony of Sea Lions at Los Islotes
Legends of gold, pearls, and Amazon women may have lured conquistador Cortés' men to first disembark in the sands of La Paz Bay. Yet, Cortés was unaware of the treasure which already lay before him. North of La Paz Bay lies the isle of Espíritu Santo: a 23,383 acre landmass dotted with caves, hidden coves, mangroves, and striated cliffs. A juxtaposition of nature, the desolate landscape rises above aquamarine waters teeming with life. Today a visit by boat to “Holy Spirit” island is incomplete without a swim at Los Islotes: a colony of sea lions inhabiting a rocky outcrop. Curious pups approach you without fear, swim beneath your legs and give you a playful sideways glance before nibbling at your fins.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the July 4, 2012 Contest.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Congratulations! You won 1st place Writing in the July 4, 2012 Contest.