Man O’ War Cove and Sand Dollar Beach

Feb 06, 2019 - National Geographic Venture


The day began with a brilliant red sunrise over the Baja California peninsula as National Geographic Venture cruised through the ship channel from Puerto San Carlos toward our morning anchorage.

We had the opportunity to explore a mangrove community at Man O’ War Cove on Magdalena Island by kayak and Zodiac. Overhead were streams of cormorants flying from their overnight roosts to fishing grounds.

The ship repositioned a short distance to the north during lunch. We went ashore and crossed the dunes to the aptly named Sand Dollar Beach, where waves rolled in from the open Pacific Ocean along a vast expanse of sand in Santa Maria Bay.

Octavio Maravilla gave a presentation on gray whales to prepare us for our coming adventures. We look forward to more wonderful days ahead!

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About the Author

Lee Moll

Naturalist

Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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