A short chronicle of

Our Journey to Campo Cortez

For the past five years Campo Cortez has been our home away from home in the winter, here some of the stories.

  • Friendly whale

    aproaches a boat
  • Sunrise

    at Campo Cortez
  • Ospreys nest

    on anything above the ground at Campo Cortez

Sunday, 7th February 2016

A week ago today we arrived at the camp, Rodrigo and I, to work as guides at Campo Cortez and boy, has it flown by.

Our peaceful journey North from Cabo San Lucas, where we live, soon turned into a whirlwind of meeting the crew, learning the ways of the camp, absorbing lots of interesting information and snapping the odd picture or two, all the while in awe of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, landscapes and wildlife. 

We enjoy having Ospreys, egrets, herons, geese as our neighbours and we like to look out for our more shy friends, the coyotes. 

The group consisted of a really great bunch of people. We had a warm hearted American couple, Doug and K, a sweet British couple Andrew and Evelyn, a friendly Canadian lady called Evie, and a super Californian family, Trish, Brad and their awesome son, Tristan. It turns out that Tristan was quite the singer and he lured those whales in with his great rendition of Star Wars!

The whales have been taking their time getting to know us, most likely due to the fact that most of the Mothers have young calves by their side but we had quite a bit of interest from some of them and a really great day was had by all yesterday, 6th February, when we all got to pet our first whale. As it was also my birthday, I felt like I had received an extra special birthday present, thank you whales!

The end of the trip coincided with the Superbowl, so the guys at the camp put in some real effort getting the TV connected up so our American friends could watch it. I enjoyed seeing my first ever Superbowl and what a presentation it was, especially as it was a celebration of the 50th anniversary. 

A great ending to a fun week.