Friday February 21 2020

If you happened to be just about anywhere on the Baja peninsula on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 you are part of this enormous group photo! This image was taken from space on March 9 by the Aqua satellite. A particularly clear day for the entire peninsula. This image made NASA's MODIS Image of the day on March 13, 2011. Click on the image to view an... Read more...
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 predators or... Read more...
The 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. This year represented the 25th Baja HaHa which will begin on... 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 480-year history.In 1534 Hernan Cortez returned to New Spain (mainland Mexico) and... 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...
There is so much talk, debate and misinformation these days, about this infamous Wal” proposed by President Trump's administration. I wanted to look for more facts and see is building this wall really the solution to illegal immigrants entering the U.S. Also at the end of this article I'll discuss the possible ramifications for Americans in Mexico... 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 supposedly great culture that constructed pyramids and pavilions throughout Mesoamerica... Read more...

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