Flying from Mulege to Laguna San Ignacio and Back (Baja, Mexico)

Charlie, Marji, John and I flew to Baja California to see the grey whales last weekend. Our pilot was Charlie Jackson, Sun Labs’ Webmaster. Our Cessna 182 Skylane II was one of four private planes on the trip from the Shoreline Flying Club. I already published a blog entry called Flying to See Whales in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja which has whale and dolphin photos. Below are photos of our flights from Mulege to Laguna San Ignacio and back on 16 February.

On the map below, the whale nursery at Laguna San Ignacio is in the upper left hand corner – northwest across the Baja California peninsula from Mulege (which is in the middle on the right). The flight took about an hour each way.

Both the Mulege and Laguna San Ignacio airstrips are sand, dirt, and bits of shell
(no control towers or fuel). The surface of the plane parking area at Laguna San Ignacio is like crusty impact-resistant foam, very strange to walk on. Since there is no night navigation support in Baja, we flew during daylight only.

Baja Map Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Marji Does Windows

Marji Does Windows, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Charlie Checking Plane at Mulege

Charlie Checking Plane, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Katy Copilot, Marji in Back

Katy Copilot, Marji in Back, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Flying Over Mulege Lighthouse

Flying Over Mulege Lighthouse, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Charlie Jackson, Pilot

Charlie Jackson, Pilot, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing at Laguna San Ignacio

Landing at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

John at Laguna San Ignacio

John at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Laguna San Ignacio Surface

Laguna San Ignacio Surface, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

2 Flying Club Planes on Runway

2 Flying Club Planes on Runway at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Take off shadows 1

Take off shadows 1 at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Take off shadows 2

Take off shadows 2 at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Take off shadows 3

Take off shadows 3 at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Take off shadows 4

Take off shadows 4 at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Take off shadows 5

Take off shadows 5 at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Flying Over Baja to Mulege

Flying Over Baja to Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Flying to Mulege

Flying to Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Approaching Mulege

Approaching Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Saguaro cactus

Saguaro cactus near Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Back in Mulege

Back in Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Runway

Mulege Runway, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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