|Updated: Monday, 16 April 2012||
our friends at:
Rosarito Beach, Erindira,
Coyote Cal's, Calavera
26 - 30 September 2009
Mostly Rosarito Beach area. Some recreation. Apprenticing two mornings with a solar contractor. Networking. Shopping. Traveling and exploring south again. My poor little Volkswagen Jetta can't seem to stop off-roading and four-wheeling. Oops.
|Google Earth Placemarks||
|Ever wonder why Loreto, San Felipé, Los Cabos and other select Mexican destinations come into being and grow like crazy? It's not luck or coincidence. It's all very well-planned. Thanks to Fonatur, the "institution responsible for the planning and development of sustainable tourism projects." And with respect to the Baja Peninsula specifically, there is the vision of the Escalera Nautica, the Nautical Ladder --- a mega project. As of August 2009, this project was HALTED by the Mexican federal government.||
This is a CLICKABLE Baja Norté map.
|Cheap entertainment on the drive down I-5 to San Diego --- five military helicopters ferrying loads underneath from an aircraft carrier to a beach staging area.|
|There was a large audience besides me.|
|A hillside wildfire in the Santo Tomas Valley burns quietly into the evening completely ignored by residents and fire personnel.|
Saturday (late start) with multiple stops on the way to Coyote Cal's at Punta San Isidro just past Ejido Erendira, about 90 Km south of Ensenada.
|After arriving late at 8:30 and driving in the dark (more traffic and trucks to watch out for than cattle and wildlife), I arrive to find the door open, a note that said 'make yourself at home, we'll be back shortly' and the place to myself until the next morning.|
|No other guests besides myself and the young caretaker couple. The place must sleep between 30-40 people, has a bar, game room, common kitchen. Awesome little place for $15 per night.|
spots abound. Compliments of Coyote Cal's maps on the wall.
|Game room. With bunks above. The Barefoot Cantina.|
|Driving northward towards Calavera at Punta Cabras. Rancho Bates & Bates Ranch Road.|
|Las campers packing up. Las fishermen on the rocks.|
|Las doggie checking me out.|
A story for each but no time to write right now. My new friend Manuel Higuera Arce w/ 100 acres of private beach-front property.
|What a pretty mug?!?!|
|Driving 20 miles of dirt off-road (my poor little Jetta!) to Santo Tomas --- the 'short cut.'|
|Santo Tomas (wine country) valley|
Beach ... concrete slab pour --- by hand!
I an humbled by how hard they work for a day's pay.
Solar contractor installed radiant floor heating system.