This time we are reporting from south of the border down in the picturesque Baja California peninsula. San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas a.k.a. Los Cabos are located in the southernmost part of this peninsula, right where the Sea of Cortez converges with the Pacific Ocean.
As we embarked on a Bruce Roberts Norfolk 43' sailboat in the company of our IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth, we knew an unforgettable afternoon was about to begin. Just a short sail from the marina is the distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas; the rugged taffy-colored Arch—a rock formation that erupts from the sea and is also known as Land's End. A visit to Land's End is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do. By the way, it’s called Land’s End because if you followed a straight line south from it, you would not touch land again until you reached the South Pole.
The IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth is a rugged timepiece designed for those that are in constant contact with nature and eager to discover all that earth has to offer. As we sailed out of the marina, we passed Lover's Beach —the perfect beach that only appears during low tide next to the Arch— and a big group of sea lions catching the sun on the rocks right next to it. The Arch marks the point where the the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean in the Gulf of California.
Fortunately, we had good wind and 20 minutes into our journey, we were already admiring the beauty of the Arch surrounded by sea lions, pelicans and seagulls. In the distance, a Catamaran navigated the Pacific Ocean, while we were still navigating the Sea of Cortez.
As we headed to the side where the Pacific Ocean begins, we saw a few whales in the distance heading north after breeding and feeding in these magnificent waters.
After another hour or so at sea and on our way back to the marina, we were fortunate to be in the presence of one of life's best spectacles: a beautiful sunset that turned the skies all hues of pink, orange and red, just like the red accents on the beautiful dial of our IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth. Sticker price $7,300.
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