Possibly the most picturesque surface interval we've had to date.
(Los Arcos, Cabo San Lucas)
|First night's sunset didn't suck.|
The Cabo San Lucas marina is very picturesque.
Also, several yachts with helicopters...
Thursday was a dive day on the Corridor (Gavilanes & Cabeza Gallena) with an early boat time. When we were thirty minutes into the boat ride, almost at the dive site, someone pointed at 2 late-season humpback wales breaching and diving. Our captain stopped the boat and we just enjoyed the view as they migrated, at one point, less than 100 feet off the boat. I must say, this was a very unexpected benefit of this dive trip and totally awe-inspiring. They are huge! The amount of surface area of the ocean that they modify when they breach is insane -- they leave a clear area of smooth water from the surface tension changes of their movements that persists for several minutes as a contrast to the mini-perturbations in the undisturbed sea.
Pancho the sea lion has learned how to hop aboard inboard fishing boats and beg for/steal fish.
It was adorable to see, but like many taming of wildlife situations, also a little depressing...
We fit in a proper Mexican Arrachera spot *and* an Argentinian Parilla
(Spoiler, I'm still behind my red meat goals for the year...)
We tried to dive off Land's End, but the conditions were too rough,
so we just enjoyed the views and headed back to the wall.
Post-workout relaxation with gorgeous views,
a book, and delivered drinks and food!
Monterey Bay welcoming us home.
(Side note -- we discussed diving here, and E & I agreed that at this point, we're just too wimpy to brave the cold.)
All told, I put in very little running last week, for a total of 15ish miles total on my feet, with only one true workout. Unfortunately, I managed to bruise my heel walking around the resort barefoot on Saturday, so yesterday's run was cut short, and today I opted out of yoga when it became clear that balancing on that foot without a shoe was going to make it worse. I'd originally hoped to get in a couple of easier workouts this week to sharpen up for Sunday's race, but some or all of those are now off the schedule. Hopefully, 2 weeks isn't enough time to lose fitness, and I'll just benefit from the aggressive taper while my heel heals up before Sunday.