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.
|Marji Does Windows
||Charlie Checking Plane at Mulege
||Katy Copilot, Marji in Back
|Flying Over Mulege Lighthouse
||Charlie Jackson, Pilot
||Landing at Laguna San Ignacio
|John at Laguna San Ignacio
||Laguna San Ignacio Surface
||2 Flying Club Planes on Runway
|Take off shadows 1
||Take off shadows 2
||Take off shadows 3
||Take off shadows 4
||Take off shadows 5
|Flying Over Baja to Mulege
||Flying to Mulege
||Back in Mulege
Images Copyright 2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher