Friday, September 1, 2017

Tropical Storm Lidia batters the Baja Peninsula

Tropical storm Lidia struck Los Cabos and now as advanced up the Baja California peninsula. Reports of full dry river beds washing our roads and bridges including Hwy 1, flooding in southern Baja Sur soon to be followed north to Mulege and Santa Rosalia most likely.

Here's some photos and videos from around the internet. We'll try to keep updating this page.

Updated: 9/8 8:30am

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYrgdYYhR6Y/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Hurricane Lidia really messin up my chill zone. Alpha Team Gringo Loco on location ready for support, over.
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One of four images from Consejo de Protección Civil Mulegé at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1265005183609244&id=895542630555503

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Some photos from San Ignacio plus more at  https://www.facebook.com/LASTRATRABAJAPORTIPARATIYPORTODOS/?hc_ref=ARRrtQ4ygX3HuuUSRiZQ6YMq4zolLTxihrsD9LDh-17I5mveEM7uaZ1xTwX-RWviG24

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYm24x6DslN/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Los cabos está pasando por una situación dificil. Pérdidas humanas, materiales y desaparecidos... Ayudemonos, limpiemos y donemos!!! Es dificil pero juntos podemos recuperar la belleza de nuestro destino... Un destino hermoso lleno de gente preciosa y solidaria. SI SE PUEDE!!! #TTLidia 2017. Vamos cabo! Somos imparables! 🙏🙌 . Pray for los cabos. . #cabostrong #unstoppable #prayforloscabos #storm #tropicalstormlidia #loscabos #bcs #prayforloscabos #desastrenatural #help #naturaldisaster #ayuda #bajasur #bajacaliforniasur #mexico
A post shared by Jehieli Shakur (@jello_shakur) on


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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYrYJZmFvDz/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">The calm after the tropical storm Lidia. The sun is out, and the passion and dedication of the good people of Los Cabos is infinite. Cabo is quickly coming back stronger and even more beautiful. #CaboStrong
A post shared by Querencia Los Cabos (@qcabo) on


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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYg4-etBP2M/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">#tormentalidia #agenciaefe #lapazbcs #losplanesbcs Carretera destruida en tramo que pasa sobre arroyo. Salida La Paz - Los Planes
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Tropical Storm Lidia video (click on image)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYmLq2yB7QX/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Washed out road in Baja! #85yoda  #Baja #flash flood #chargeem #chiee
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYmdwGOAHwf/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">#starosalia #santarosalia #kachana #mexico #bcs

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYl-KTIASvp/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Several dead as Tropical Storm Lidia hits Mexican resort area 🇲🇽 #TropicalStorm #Storm #TropicalStormLidia #Lidia #Flooding #Death #Breaking #UnlimitedNews #News

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A section of Hwy 1 in Baja between Santa Rosalia and Loreto from http://elinformantebcs.mx/varias-comunidades-mulege-incomunicadas-tras-paso-lidia/
 
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Some photos of the storm in Bahia de Los Angeles at https://www.facebook.com/neyra.cruzquezada/posts/868667129977679?pnref=story

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Tropical Storm Lidia video (click on image)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYivrTXlu4d/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Tropical storm Lidia is here and putting a damper on things. #outpostcharters #tropicalstormlidia #tropicalstorm #loreto #loretobcs #loretofishing #lidia #hurricane #storms #hurricaneseason #offshorefishing #fishing #nofishingtoday #staysafe #bajacalifornia  #okuma #seekerrods #saltjunkiesinc #saltlife #seaofcortez
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This photo came from https://www.gofundme.com/storm-relief-cabo-ts-lidia which is trying to raise money to help Los Cabos and probably Baja California Sur. Check it out and see what you think.

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Tropical Storm Lidia video (click on image)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYhciyQF3uq/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">River running over the main highway through the chevy dealership #tropicalstormlidia
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/tropical-storm-lidia-leaves-four-dead-mexico-231939284.html


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Tropical Storm Lidia video (click on image)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYgrHNvgr0T/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Water is a powerful force of nature, never underestimate it. #tropicalstormlidia #cabo #cabostrong #rebuild #flood

A post shared by Patrick Koch (@cabocustoms) on



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Here's a Facebook video post of La Paz. Follow the link
https://www.facebook.com/JulioOmarGomez18/videos/1561691447229357/?hc_ref=ARQw3jckCvo74BZ6EMYs_SzqbRYP2sN-EijpqZEe-o6JAv5zjStQ6NSxU3XSf3c1otI

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYgcAj9gRPB/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">While we here in La Paz are all doing fine. Tropical Storm Lidia left much of Cabo in disarray and flood waters have been devastating.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the storm. #cabostrong #hurricanelidia #tropicalstormlidia 📷 @only1britni

A post shared by Baja Expeditions (@bajaexpeditions) on


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https://www.instagram.com/p/BYgSFz_nXg-/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Riu won't be taking reservations at the moment . #cabo #riusantafe #experiencecabo #loscabos #cnn
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https://www.upi.com/Lidia-brings-tropical-storm-conditions-to-Baja-California-Peninsula/7421504203236/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYcGixIgmt4/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Lidia, we salute you!!! 👋🏽🌥🌦🌧⛈🌪🌊 #tropicalstormlidia #singingintherain #atlastsomewaterfortheflower #readyandwaitingforit #itlookslikerain #🌦🌧

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-lidia-idUSKCN1BB1U4


Monday, June 5, 2017

15 ft. Great White filmed near Puertecitos in the Sea of Cortez

Take a look at this video (beware of adult-language) shot over Memorial Day weekend 2017 in the Sea of Cortez, near Puertecitos. The shark is trapped in the shallows as the tidal range is extreme here. The person who shot the video stated he thought the shark was eating sting rays and was seen two days later so it lived. By the way, Puertecitos is about an hour south of San Felipe.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-79oB38Jhjk&feature=youtu.be


"Pearson Brothers Winery films 15 ft white shark in 3 ft of water"

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Baseball & Cleanups in La Bocana

News from Baja Blanca in La Bocana

Last Sunday was an important day in La Bocana. Our local baseball team (MARINEROS) celebrated 40 years of existence at the season inaugural game against Bahia Asuncion's team.





 


The stadium was packed, almost all of us local gringos were there and the original players were honored with commemorative t-shirts. Those that have passed had t-shirts given to the family - see the light blue shirts.




At half time - sexy team princesses revealed the plaque with the names of the original players. Might I just mention that they will be scholarship recipients for 2018 should anyone be interested in being a sponsor (I am speaking seriously LOL). Between the two games, one gentleman proposed to his fiancée and got yes as an answer.


In the ceremony, 25 little kids held flags representing the 25 years that the team has won the championship! They have won the last 8 in a row....this town takes baseball verrrrrrrrrrrrrry seriously.

It was a great game and La Bocana won the 1st game, Asuncion the 2nd.





Come Monday morning, I had scheduled a cleanup with Brett, an Illinois woman who has spent the last 4 months in La Bocana enjoying her retirement. I got her and we did the outside of the kids' stadium first.

Afterwards, although I wanted a siesta, I knew that high wind was predicted for the afternoon and the stands were filthy. The mess created by the winds would blow trash right towards the ocean....so off I went to clean the stands.




A lot of beer was drunk!

Lots of trash was already blown to the end of the stadium and as you can see, it is right next to the opening beyond which is a road that leads to the boat launch area.....I left it spotless! You can bet I slept like a baby last night LOL.

Blanca & her husband Les own Baja Bocana B&B should you ever find yourself on Baja's Pacific coast in La Bocana. Thank you for the report and for cleaning up!


Le Blanc Spa Resort Debuts Los Cabos Property

Palace Resorts announced the debut of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, set to open in fall 2017. The second property comes after the success of Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, the brand's flagship property. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is the second property to open under the umbrella of Palace Resorts.



The beachfront property will offer 373 expansive suites with private terraces; a 29,000-square-foot full-service spa with 25 treatment rooms; a 3,961-square-foot fitness and wellness center with personal trainers, TRX training, Aqua Spinning and Pilates; juice bars; four plunge pools; specialty cuisine; butler service; 14,000-square-feet of meeting space; four breakout rooms and more.

For dining, guests can enjoy seven gourmet restaurants and six bars with an extensive wine and beverage program. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is located 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos will be composed of four oceanfront buildings with all suites, and restaurants and bars offering ocean views and large terraces.

Suites at the resort range from 760 square feet to 1,400 square feet and each come equipped with a private terrace, living space, a king or two standard double beds, soaking tub and rain-shower head. Guests can take advantage of personal butler service, a nightly aroma therapy menu, a selection of pillows from the pillow menu, and luxury in-room amenities like CHI blow dryers, CHI flatirons and BVLGARI personal products. Suites are also stocked with mini-bars, high definition SMART TV's, Apple TV, Lavazza coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi and a signature beach tote and umbrella.