I arrived early enough to order a Margarita at the bar. After a self guided tour of Todo Santos I stopped back to Hotel California to relax, and eventually call for a taxi. Inside Jack Johnson tunes took over for the Eagles soundtrack and I noticed the lunchtime crowd cleared, a positive indication that the tourist buses from the cruise ships docked in Cabo San Lucas already departed.
With the place no longer dominated by day trippers, I debated staying longer. The hip bar and reasonable drink prices seemed a perfect place to spend the late afternoon, but I decided on only the one drink. I decided to keep my plans and return to my Mexican Baja Oasis, Rancho Pescadero to watch the day end with the dipping sun.
Down that famous desert highway, just five kilometers, I returned in plenty of time to catch the moment. Before a delicious dinner and a second tequila cocktail, I paused and enjoyed the view from my room. I sat outside on the balcony of the suite and watched afternoon turn to evening.
Then just as the sun entered the final layer of clouds, I snapped this image. The light held a certain brilliance to it. That Baja Brilliance.
Stay Adventurous, Craig
I want to thank Racho Pescadero for their hospitality and hosting.