Our dock at San Carlos is a working dock mainly for sardine fishermen. Evidence can be seen in the overnight “snow” on the ground. The cause in action to be seen later in the day.

We spend the day at Lopez Mateos, engulfed in a thick marine layer in the morning. Gray whales are all around us.

On the return trip we visit a rookery of coastal birds perched in the mangroves and after lunch we are out again.

In the evening, we arrived back at the ship in time to see the sardine boat off-load its catch. A wide-hosed vacuum brings the fish up to the dock and into the waiting containers. The birds are even more attentive than we are.