The morning’s sunrise was accompanied by the presence of a grey whale swimming lazily past the bow of National Geographic Sea Bird. Cotton clouds floating above a coral pink sky make for a beautiful backdrop for the stretch class at 7 am. After breakfast, our Zodiac drivers arrive at the stern to take guests out for a second day of whale watching. The gentle blows of a mother and her week-old calf are a stark contrast to the frantic mating ritual experienced days before in Almejas Bay. After a few hours of whale activity, the guests retire to the ship to enjoy lunch and an afternoon siesta. Later, Zodiacs take everyone to shore for the week’s Beach BBQ, where guests enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our head chef Neal. We end the BBQ by making smores as the sun sets on another beautiful day in Baja California.