What a day! Snorkeling in Loreto was the perfect excursion! We started with a boat ride around Coronado Island.
We saw sea lions playing.
For a while, a pod of dolphins came to our boat and swam along side. Here’s a picture of one.
The island was formed from volcanic activity. Here is a lava tube.
Here’s a rock formation that looks like King Kong.
Unlike Saturday at Cabo San Lucas, the water was almost perfectly calm. We could see fish in the clear blue water. After an hour or so on the boat, we made it to the white, soft, sandy beach on the island. The view was idyllic–blue and turquoise water with mountains in the background.
Unlike Saturday, snorkeling was so easy! We saw lots of different fish swimming among the coral. While we were around the coral, we could hear a constant crackling sound…kind of like Rice Krispies cereal but only sharper. When we took our lunch break, a fellow snorkeler told us that we were hearing the sound of coral feeding. We saw lots of different fish from tiny to some a foot or more in length. I (Tim) also saw a jellyfish that was about the size of a half dollar in diameter. We both saw a long tubular fish that was over two feet in length.
Such beautiful scenery everywhere!
After snorkeling, we returned to Loreto. Since we still had some free time, we walked around for a while.
Back on the ship, Jeri ordered a specialty coffee at the International Cafe and we picked up a little snack (roasted vegetables and pecan pie).
Cruise Days 1 and 2 – Departure and San Diego
Cruise Day 3 – At Sea
Cruise Day 4 – Cabo San Lucas
Cruise Day 5 – Loreto
Cruise Day 6 – La Paz
Cruise Day 7 – At Sea
Cruise Day 8 – Puerto Vallarta
Cruise Day 9 – At Sea
Cruise Day 10 – At Sea