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[*] posted on 11-28-2020 at 11:38 AM
Baja Like Nowhere Else Guide


Half guide half first person story from my last trip the length of the peninsula, and I know it's leaving out some massively awesome places (I've yet to really explore aggressively on the Pacific side), but here's the first of my multimedia Baja guides/stories

Baja Like Nowhere Else
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[*] posted on 11-28-2020 at 12:23 PM
Really well done


After watching the 5 minute video I clicked on Read the Guide - the quality of this production is wonderful. It would stimulate a first time visitor to explore and this is a good primer to view the beauty of Baja.

Thanks for posting.

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[*] posted on 11-28-2020 at 12:40 PM


Thanks John for your kind words. I sure love Baja and the people who live there, and obviously, the explorer community (including what I like to consider the "old-guard" that frequents this forum) have been invaluable in helping me in my adventures.
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[*] posted on 11-29-2020 at 09:12 AM


Who are you calling old? :lol:



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[*] posted on 11-29-2020 at 09:22 AM
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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 05:39 AM


Hahahaha. Shifted towards ecotourism. Hahahahaha. Chit, we just stopped in Scorpion Bay in the way to East Cape and count more than 20 dead mature sea turtles all over the beaches north and south. These people are raping the oceans with no regard for nature or law. Sad but they will be eating each other within the next 5 years when all the fish are gone
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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 02:02 PM


Beautiful travel stories and photos! Loved the portraits of people you met along the way.

Thanks for the memories of the abandoned restaurant north of Cabo Pulmo.
I hiked to that building and the nearby school during a visit several years ago and captured these images:



View out the school window. What a lovely view for the students!


Restaurant sunrise. This was late June, so the sun was far north.



There are still a few stonework buildings and older homes in town. You can tell long-term structures by the quality of the skill in using local stones for construction in houses & shops vs. cinderblocks. It's a lost art.





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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 06:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by FelizCanadian  
..we just stopped in Scorpion Bay in the way to East Cape and count more than 20 dead mature sea turtles all over the beaches north and south.

I don't understand. What killed them? Did you take pictures?


I was there in summer of 2019 and saw the same. Locals attributed it to a recent red tide. *shrug*


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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 06:03 PM


Every living thing dies... it is often a natural occurrence.



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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 06:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Every living thing dies... it is often a natural occurrence.


And sometimes the turtles get tangled in nets, then drown!




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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 06:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Every living thing dies... it is often a natural occurrence.



make google your friend david;)

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150622-can-anything-live-fo...




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[*] posted on 12-8-2020 at 06:43 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Every living thing dies... it is often a natural occurrence.



make google your friend david;)

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150622-can-anything-live-fo...


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[*] posted on 12-9-2020 at 05:32 AM


NETS NETS NETS. it’s not red tide,or a virus ,or or or. The beach inside where all the pangas are YOULL see 50 or 60 piles of nets. These turtles are 20-40 years old. The have killed over 3000 in e last 3 years in the Bay of Ulloa nobody cares, killing the kindest creatures in the sea. They will face the music someday
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[*] posted on 12-9-2020 at 08:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by FelizCanadian  
NETS NETS NETS. it’s not red tide,or a virus ,or or or. The beach inside where all the pangas are YOULL see 50 or 60 piles of nets. These turtles are 20-40 years old. The have killed over 3000 in e last 3 years in the Bay of Ulloa nobody cares, killing the kindest creatures in the sea. They will face the music someday


So, did you not eat fish on your vacation in baja? If you did eat fish, even once, you participated in the collateral slaughter of these turtles you hold so dear.

It’s complicated. It’s a complicated game. https://youtu.be/L_QFMuieWiI






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[*] posted on 12-11-2020 at 11:10 AM


Josiah -- Really nice work on the website and the video. Reminded me of a lot of places I love there and made me want to be there now.

¡Salud!
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Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by FelizCanadian  
NETS NETS NETS. it’s not red tide,or a virus ,or or or. The beach inside where all the pangas are YOULL see 50 or 60 piles of nets. These turtles are 20-40 years old. The have killed over 3000 in e last 3 years in the Bay of Ulloa nobody cares, killing the kindest creatures in the sea. They will face the music someday


So, did you not eat fish on your vacation in baja? If you did eat fish, even once, you participated in the collateral slaughter of these turtles you hold so dear.



It’s complicated. It’s a complicated game. https://youtu.be/L_QFMuieWiI




Actually we did not eat fish in SanJuanico due to the netting of the many species. We purchased a filet of some parvo we saw a local catch up at the points. It was delicious. I assume all the netted fish is sold elsewhere
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[*] posted on 12-12-2020 at 07:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by FelizCanadian  
NETS NETS NETS. it’s not red tide,or a virus ,or or or. The beach inside where all the pangas are YOULL see 50 or 60 piles of nets. These turtles are 20-40 years old. The have killed over 3000 in e last 3 years in the Bay of Ulloa nobody cares, killing the kindest creatures in the sea. They will face the music someday


So, did you not eat fish on your vacation in baja? If you did eat fish, even once, you participated in the collateral slaughter of these turtles you hold so dear.:?::?: :bounce::o

It’s complicated. It’s a complicated game. https://youtu.be/L_QFMuieWiI


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