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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 03:54 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by kevin_in_idaho  
Awesome! You should write a book... oh wait... never mind.

Do you still have that station wagon? You could turn it into a 4x4!


Funny guy!
That trip with my parents in 1974 was for researching my second Baja Guide, published in a special edition of the Baja Bulletin Magazine. No, that was my dad's last car... it was great for all the trips where 4WD wasn't needed.


Published in the winter of 1974/1975. I was 17.

Here is my first guide, self-published when I was 15 from the extensive notes I took on the Summer 1973 trip when the highway was under construction between the Mission San Fernando road and Villa Jesus Maria...



A couple sample pages:





As it was in 1973.

I have always loved writing about Baja or things I learned about to help others.

Here is the irrigation book I co-authored in 1992...



One of the charts I designed for it...



The guy holding the dodo is my dad.





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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 05:13 PM
Ramon Villalejo of Juncalito (1973-1976 photos)







Ramon with his father, at Juncalito.



Ramon and my mom in 1974

In 2004, Sallysouth replied with this:

"Wow, that gave me goosebumps! I have a picture of Ramon and my Dad and Juanita when she was about 5 yrs old on the beach at Carmen and Ramon is holding a Dorado that she caught(same size as she was). Thanks for the memories! He sure was a special man, soft spoken and honest.I'll never forget the time I stepped on a Sculpin in the rocks at Juncalito and Ramon got in a little dingy and roared out to the little island, collected some plant of some sort, came back to the beach, started a little fire and juggled the plant between his hands over the fire until it was hot. He then put it on the spot where the Sculpin had "stung" me and within minutes, all the pain that had traveled up to my hip,by then, disappeared !! Do'nt know what ever became of his wife, Elotia. He will always have a special place in my heart and the rest of my families' as well! Sally"

In 2005, Sallysouth posted this reply about Ramon:

"Yeah good ol Ramon... what a wonderful man he was. RIP Dear Ramon:( What great memories I have with him as our first Baja fishing guide. That man knew so much and lived such a simple life. I have some photos of him in the early 80's but have no idea how to post them.A few were taken on Isla Carmen in his Panga with Juanita(then a small child!) holding a nice Dorado.He was like family to us.. He is missed. Thanks, Sally"



[Edited on 2-7-2018 by David K]




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