The beach drops off pretty quickly at El Doradillo, allowing the whales to get very close to the shore. Which they apparently love, because that’s where they hang out all day, many mommas and their baby calves. When they come up to breathe you can hear the deep, hollow, resonating sound of their lungs the size of cars, and they actually watch you watching them. The mommas literally get between you and their calves. When the kids played next to the beach, they just hung out there. When Tony and I walked down to the beach, they’d swim away a little. They knew we were adults somehow. We did this over and over again, and they reacted the same way each time. Incredible.
More Whale Therapy. Important to avoid more moments like this.