A curious whale

We were sailing up the coast of Baja California with a light breeze, when we spotted a humpback whale following us.  She kept getting closer and even swimming under the boat so we decided to jump in the water to have a closer look at this curious whale.

We eventually spend 2 hours swimming with her.

She was as long as Lumbaz (13 mts/43 ft) and wasn’t shy of any contact.

It would be hard to describe what one feels when  swimming with such a big animal. She would make sounds that we could not understand but that really felt like she was talking to us.

It has been 3 years since this happened, but we still get a shiver up our spine when we remember it.

For sure, long lasting memories for each of us!



10 thoughts on “A curious whale

  1. Marianne May 24, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Hola chicos! Qué bonito volver a leeros. Me encantaría que colgarais fotos de vuestra vida en KL que para nosotros también es muy exótica y nos expliques un poco qué hacéis 🙂
    Nosotros todos bien entre Viena y Sitges. Laura ya ha acabado el Abitur y el día 29 cumple 18!!!
    Sara ha acabado su primer año en Dublin. Hospitality Management y está feliz como una perdiz en Sitges, esperando el momento de irnos a Tarifa. Y Daniel está muy majo y muy mayor con sus 16 años.
    Chicos muchos besos y hasta pronto espero.

  2. Michael Robertson May 31, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the flashback, what an awesome video, we sure miss the Sea of Cortez. Miss you guys too! All the best from the Del Viento crew–currently in the States, but headed back to Fiji in a week, where Del Viento is waiting. Fair winds!

  3. marga June 7, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    uaaau!! que atrevidas sois!! Me encanta ver estos posts! Os echo de menosss!!! Una brazo familia!

  4. dickweit July 24, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Everything good? Where are you?

    • Lumbaz July 26, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Hi Dick, currently hiking in northern Laos close to the Chinese border.

      • dickweit July 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

        Wow! You certainly are seeing the world!

      • dickweit August 16, 2017 / 12:55 am

        Send some pics!!!! Are you ever going home?

  5. Lumbaz July 26, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Jaja, probably not as much as you are 🙂

    • dickweit July 27, 2017 / 11:02 am

      But, you are seeing the exotic world, not the mundane! I envy you, being able to do this. Hope to catch up with all of you, if you ever get home or to the states!

  6. Kevin Paul August 16, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Wow! Enjoyed looking over your pictures and will dig in this winter. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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