March 7th, 2019 (Dad’s birthday)
My best part of the trip to Baja, was going to see the Whale Sharks. We woke up early, dressed, then after breakfast we loaded the car with swimming gear. We had to take our flippers, masks, wetsuits and the camera & drove to La Paz, which is a nice place, but very busy. We had the boat to ourselves, there was also a tour guide and skipper. Our guide said we aren’t allowed to touch the whale sharks. When the time came to get into the water, I had to just drop myself overboard. I was wearing a life jacket. When I saw the whale shark for the first time, I was amazed at how big it was!
Wild Facts: Did you know that a whale shark’s skin is 4″ thick?! They have 5 large gills for breathing. A school of smaller fish live under the shark. Whale sharks eat plankton, fish eggs & krill. They are filter feeders.