After a couple of hours of amazing interaction with the mom and calf, we motored over to the mangroves to look at some amazing birdlife – some trees seemed to have more birds than leaves on their branches! And then it was on to the sand dunes, which provided amazing never ending vistas of gently lolling sand. You wouldn’t have thought you were right next to the water, seeing that beautiful dessert landscape opening out endlessly in front of you. We came back to the sand dunes in the afternoon for our sunset tour, and encountered a pack of coyotes! They were beautiful, and fearlessly unshy, looking at us head on, and tracking our boat from the shore to make sure we moved on out of their territory. Amazing animals!
Then it was back to more grey whale action! This time it was the adults that stole the show, with lots of spy hopping, and breaches! Seeing a 15m whale throw himself out of the water with an almighty splash was incredible! Then we encountered an adult couple who were super friendly and curious, coming right up to our boats lots of times, and letting us pet them. The grey whales at Adolfo Lopez Mateo are undoubtedly the friendliest gentlest giants around – hands down!