Wednesday September 28 2022

The Desert Lily (Hesperocallis undulata), also known as the Ajo Lily, is one of the most striking of desert wildflowers. It is a perennial with thin undulating leaves that form a rosette from which the stem and soft white trumpet-shaped flowers emerge. Its bulb may be two feet or more below the surface thereby protecting it from... Read more...
 Because of COVID-19 restrictions there will be no 2020 Baja HaHaThe Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser's Rally begins every year around the first of November in San Diego and ends in Cabo San Lucas. Some call the Ha-Ha a race, the organizers prefer to think of it as a Cruiser's rally so that no one has to feel bad about all the cruising junk on the decks.... Read more...
Late-Summer and through late November provide some of the most phenomenal diving to be found worldwide, right here in the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy a first-hand story of playing with sea lions, chasing dolphins and seeing some of the finest underwater scenery in the world.After hearing mixed reports about the diving in Baja California, I had... Read more...
Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area. These south-to-south west winds begin in the late spring and continue for most of the summer months. They generally begin to blow an hour or so before sunset and continue... Read more...
 Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer Hernan Cortez on May 3, 1535. But La Paz hasn't always been the capital of Baja California Sur, nor has it been consistently inhabited over its more than 485-year history.In 1534 Hernan Cortez returned to New Spain (mainland... Read more...
Excerpt from the chapter “The Sea of Cortés” in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico by C. M. Mayo.There were no Amazons, no Seven Cities of Cíbola, no hoards of gold — only pearls, which the Pericú wore in necklaces strung with red berries and bits of shells. The pearls were ugly blackened little... Read more...
Having sailed from San Diego last fall, he has sailed and surfed his way through Baja. This is Stefan's second story for the Insider and this time he takes us up sailing into the Sea of Cortez in the early days of summer. The weather is warmer and there are fewer cruisers in the anchorages and the water is an unforgettable shade of blue-green... Read more...
 I had begun looking for answers back in the mid-eighties, and my travels have taken me far and wide searching for the answer to one of ancient histories greatest archeological mysteries, the great question of “Where did the Mayans go?”.The Mayans were a supposedly great culture that constructed pyramids and pavilions throughout Mesoamerica... Read more...
 The history of the Mexican/American War of 1846 to 1848 on Baja California peninsula is often forgotten. This is due to the fact that the war and most of the more sensational battles were fought in the interior of Mexico. But some little know facts about the war in Baja California Sur.The United States under President James K. Polk, had... Read more...
 Here is a translation to English of the Mexican National Anthem or Himno Nacional Mexicano. Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful national anthems, for both its poetry and musical score the Mexican National Anthem reminds its citizens of the struggles and commitment of the populace to defend the nation from foreign invaders. The... Read more...

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