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Cabo San Lucas, Nov. 2001

Diving in Sea of Cortez. Turqoise blue water, distant mountains, white fluffy clouds, and so many bright colored fish! We stayed in Hacienda Beach. We were told that Hurricane Julietta took half of Cabo with her about a month ago. But Cabo remained charming and extremely friendly.

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01_bigsur 02_arrival_cloudy_cabo 03_lands_end An early morning flight took us toward the warm south. But Cabo, claims 360 sunny days a year, was CLOUDY! Still, we were pleasantly surprised by these high mountains. On our shuttle ride to the hotel, we saw the famous arch, together with the rocks called lands end.
Big Sur in Clouds Arrival: Cloudy Cabo Lands End
When we finally arrived at our hotel, fresh margarita was served immediately! We settled down in the comfy chairs in the spacious lobby, and watched sparrows flying in and out through the open windows. I fell in love with the place even though I hadn't seen our rooms yet!
The colorful resident parrot took a huge interests in our margarita! Judging by its skill at licking the salt off our glass, it had had plenty practice.
04_Hacienda_parrot_margarita 06_Hacienda_sparrow 06_hacienda_sparrows
07_Hacienda_garden We weren't dissapointed when we finally pulled ourselves reluctantly away from the continued supply of margaritas in the lobby. Our little room comes with a private garden, equipped with multiple hammocks. We spent the rest of Sunday exploring the rest of the hotel and went to town for dinner. 08_Hacienda_dusk 10_Hacienda_lobby
Garden
Dusk
Lobby
11_Hacienda_bar 12_Hacienda_gui 13_Hacienda_foofoodrinks 14_Hacienda_jean 15_Hacienda_evening
We did two boat dives the next day. Pelican rock and Neptune's Finger. The reef were blanketed with colorful creatures. We also ran into schools and schools of fish. From a crevasse, the dive master took out a blow fish. From another, we saw a Moray Eel; 3 ft of body was visible along side the wall, waving with the current like a green leather belt; a bright colored angel fish was keeping the eel company.
In the evening, we enjoyed some "foofoo" drink at the hotel bar before head to town for a lobster feast.
Tuesday was Mexican Independence Day, our hotel dive shop closed. I woke up early. The morning light was beautiful, I took some more pictures around the pool. 16_Hacienda_morning 17_Hacienda_shadow_steps 18_Hacienda_redtile_patio 19_Hacienda_pool
20_Hacienda_fountain 21_Hacienda_flower When everyone was up, we walked to town for breakfast. The sun was burning hot. The sky was blue. 22_cactus_adobe 24_marina
An interesting hotel next door.
Marina
25_colorfulBuildings 26_i_love_omelete_de_camaron 27_giraffe_school_graduates More picture from town. Gui really enjoyed her Omelet de Camarons! We took the group photo at an internet cafe in town, the night before. gang

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