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[*] posted on 6-4-2015 at 05:09 PM


Great photos as always Roger!

The old road along Bahia Concepcion in those photos was built in the 1900's for automobiles. Some say the prisoners at the former Mulege prison were the labor force. Have you heard that one?

My co-author Max Kurillo is the leading authority on the California El Camino Real bells and wrote books about them and Mrs. Forbes who made them. His home is filled with a huge collection of bells linked to the Camino Real.



The Alta California El Camino Real and Highway 101 are closely aligned.

The Baja California El Camino Real and Highway 1 are close from Tijuana to north of Cataviña, and again from La Paz to San Jose del Cabo. The rest of the mission road is high in the mountains connection the missions and water holes found up there between Loreto and Santa Maria (east of Cataviña)




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[*] posted on 6-4-2015 at 05:56 PM


This is from the Tropicana Hotel in San Jose del Cabo. When I told this smiling hotel maid that she could easily be a model for this painting, she gladly posed next to it for me. The camera definitely likes her!







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[*] posted on 6-4-2015 at 06:16 PM



They went that-a-way! ... to ...."Pepper's."

This was a photo-stunt mi flying amigo, Dusty, wanted to do for his new business promotion back home. A popular dinner lounge called Peppers. We had fun doing the promo on my sea wall, but the bikini bottoms with Peppers marker-penned on the tinfoil were kinda hinky and the logos did not show too well. Was a lot of fun trying, though. Back to the drawing board, amigo!




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[*] posted on 6-26-2015 at 09:23 AM
Examples of Life in Baja


Life in the Fast Lane.

Contrails in a race to the south over Conception Bay. Cabo timeshare owners, maybe?





Life in the Sloooww Lane.


Melting some butter in Coyote Bay.




Checking on the watchdog.







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[*] posted on 6-27-2015 at 08:39 AM


The Crew Portrait





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[*] posted on 6-28-2015 at 10:35 AM


This is what reminds me of another home further north...generations holding together.






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[*] posted on 6-29-2015 at 04:27 PM
Cribbage anyone?


I had plenty of practice during the warm months...while ignoring the uncivil political pundits.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2015 at 04:51 PM
Now you know...


..what is meant by That Old Rust Bucket...





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[*] posted on 6-30-2015 at 12:15 PM
In contrast to the photo above...


..a much cleaner look!

(I love these sights at sea..especially sailboats. Of course that makes me biased, and I'll just have to live with it.)



Nothing in the world is as good as simply messing about in a boat.



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[*] posted on 7-21-2015 at 08:53 AM


Love the photos and stories. Good memories there.

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[*] posted on 7-21-2015 at 01:36 PM


I, too met John Wayne in 1967 at the old Hacienda Hotel in Cabo
when I was a sophomore in HS,
The Wild Goose was parked in the bay...

Met him on the veranda in front of the bar at the Hacienda.
He signed my photo of the Marlin I had caught the day before...

Real nice guy
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1974 Santispac Bay. John Wayne's yacht, 'Wild Goose', is anchored again. We met out fishing one day.


1974 Mulege downtown waiting for gas.


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1974-1980 SAN SABASTIAN COVE A favorite harbor to 'gunkhole' on my old Pompano






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[*] posted on 12-24-2020 at 11:51 AM


Bumping up some of the best Baja reporting... from Pompano!



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[*] posted on 12-24-2020 at 06:10 PM


And whatever happened to him; always great posts....
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[*] posted on 2-7-2021 at 11:14 AM


Wow. What a great thread. Looks like you can rent the house here - https://www.vrbo.com/218278?noDates=true&unitId=218278



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[*] posted on 2-7-2021 at 01:25 PM


Indeed, Roger's home was a great beach villa in Baja! Built decades ago just inches above sea level... and it is still inches above sea level!



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