Friday February 21 2020

The history of the Mexican/American War of 1846 to 1848 in Baja California 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 CaliforniaThe United States under President James K. Polk, had attempted to purchase the... 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...
We have heard lots of plausible origins of the word Gringo, this is the best one we've heard so far.In surfing the net I came across a slightly different explanation for the word “gringo” that I had never heard before. Interestingly enough while the word is decidedly of Mexican origin the explanation I found was on a Belize site. Belize being... Read more...
This article on water safety written by Jeep Hardinge; a surfer and Pescadero local, makes some great points on water safety. Please head the warnings and pass this on to anyone who might have an interest in visiting these beaches on the Pacific side of Baja Sur.Los Cerritos – The surf break at Cerritos is described as a right, north point break.... Read more...
Palm trees are one of the plants most commonly seen in Baja California second to cactus. Palm trees are found in Baja’s desert like climates where there is water and many times will signify a natural oasis. Palms have flowers and most have the characteristic leaves known as fronds. Palms (Palmas in Spanish) as they are commonly... Read more...
Publisher James Glover revisits and writes about his favorite area of Baja Sur, El Pescadero and the growth that has occurred and what challenges there are for further growth in this area. As I hear the waves in the distance, a cool evening off shore breeze rustling the palm fronds, I remember when there were no lights at night because there... Read more...
The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the Twenty-ninth Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in Durban, South Africa.The area is made up of 244 islands, islets, and coastal areas located in the Gulf of California, extending from the Colorado River... Read more...
 Los Islotes, The Sea Lion Colony at Espiritu Santo receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction and high levels of boat traffic with few ill effects. Los Islotes is regularly featured in the diving press as one of the top ten dive sites in the... Read more...
Update January 12, 2017 It has been a scary week for the Mexican economy, protests across the nation and the peso setting record lows falling to 22:1 against the dollar. As of the time of authoring, the peso had gained back a little to 21.87 just a slight fall from 21.28 60 days ago. Although the biggest threat to the health of the Mexican economy... Read more...
Santiago a small pueblo in Baja Sur with two great mountain areas to visit, Cañon de la Zorra (Fox Canyon) and Aguas Calientes (Hot Water (Springs) aera). Maps and directions on how to visit these wonderful mountain creeks and hot springs.Baja is mostly known for its deserts and beaches but the mountains not only offer incredible views but... Read more...

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