This is Bright Water anchored in San Carlos, Mexico. This picture still makes no sense to me, and I took it. Wow.
But Baja feels pretty familiar, similar to where I grew up in Northern New Mexico.
For instance, this cave is etched from uplifted sandstone, with fossilized clam shells in the rock. There is old beach with un-fossilized shells above the stone formation.
You can tell it’s a proper cave because, just like in the canyons at home, there’s a porn magazine in the back.
There’s lots of evidence of volcanos and lava flow.
I’ll bet this was a pretty exciting place to be not too long ago, geologic-time-wise.
We see this a lot. The splashing erodes the roof of the cave, leaving it sharp when the bits fall out (and get washed away).
It’s not my fault it slipped.
My geologist son calls this Grus. The salt spray infiltrates the granite as a liquid. When it dries, the salt crystals spall the rock to dust. Very cool. Not seen in New Mexico.
We hiked pretty far to see this cave on a huge island in the northern sea.
There was a metate out front. Not terribly uncommon in New Mexico. It was a recently used metate, which is less common.
Are these Javelina holes? Dunno.
These turtle eggs didn’t make it, we think. Javelinas again?