Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Baja California Sur, Mexico
Feb 26, 2020 - Caribbean Island Odyssey Begins
My interest in this trip is purely a selfish interest in the changes which have taken place especially since I last visited several islands at my midpoint in Peace Corps, 1966-67. Climate impacts as related by locals as well as observational impacts will be my emphasis. Sure wish I had a camera 50 years ago. But then I sure wish I'd done a lot of things different. As they say, travel is most enjoyable in hindsight, ha! The photo reflects what Lonely Planet guidebook suggests so we will drop down to Aruba after Cuba and then see what's...Jump to full entry
Feb 25, 2020 - Buy It, Read It...Think!
This Author Captures Where I Am...to a religious person, this is something much different from what I see A preview of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells: - "It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn’t happening at all, and comes to us bundled with several others in an anthology of comforting delusions: that global warming is an Arctic saga, unfolding remotely; that it is strictly a matter of sea level and...Jump to full entry
Feb 6, 2020 - How much do we really understand?
Frontline Watch For Sama ----- I watched this documentary on PBS and I realized how far most Americans live from the realities outside our borders and yet in how close we are coming to realizing that this may become OUR future as well. I look back at our CIRCLE TRIP over 15 years ago and when we traveled in Syria. Syria had been suffering from many years of drought and dictatorship. Due to what has since been identified as an early result of Climate Crisis, many young people who had grown up in the rural countryside on subsistence parcels...Jump to full entry
Feb 5, 2020 - Facts or Myths?
Facts matter if we trust what they say about our past, and perhaps our future. Or do we only trust the myths humans have created in our past? See photo ____ How long will the capitalist and 'free market' drug pushers get away with pulling the wool over the eyes of the public? $300 BILLION?Jump to full entry
Feb 2, 2020 - Still 'hear'...JUST chilling on palindrome Sunday
02-02-2020 This is called a “ubiquitous palindrome”, and the last one was 11/11/1111. The next one will be 12/12/2121. ____ Ze frank makes all okay: Wondering Where You Are? ____ How about this idea: Socialism for the top 1% or for the 90% of the working classJump to full entry
Jan 30, 2020 - What If?
Looking at What Ifs in Life —— I am now at an impasse, almost to the point of immobility w.r.t. what my own life is about? I don't see anything in our present present that makes sense or takes me forward with optimism. Thus, I am going to follow my wife, Bonnie, even though I disagree with some of her ideas because she has given me some sense of continuity throughout my life (to say nothing of creating a loving and positive environment for our family). As always, we invite you to visit us in Montana, please give us some notice ahead so we...Jump to full entry
Jan 28, 2020 - Bon to Baja
This morning at 4 a.m. Todd took Bon to the airport for her all day flights to Baja and T.S. I will be getting update texts from her on the happenings there to the best of her ability (which is considerable), but my subscription to this website runs out on the 31st. I am trying to save $$ for our travels coming up end of February so not sure if I'll be able to continue to post until after our return in mid-April. Time will tell as with all things great and small. Just heard from Bon in Seattle via text: Bon "Well, here I am at the Seattle...Jump to full entry
Mar 27, 2019 - ¿Dónde estoy? ¡En Loreto!
On March 17 I flew from DIA to warm, sunny Loreto in Baja California Sur. Both my flights were smooth and on time since my plane was not a 737 Max 8 and the bombcyclone storm had moved on. Mi cara amiga Peg met me at the airport and for the next three days we shopped and cooked in anticipation of March 21. That is the day six of our amigas arrived. Can you say fiesta? Our Loreto Bay villa is a huge 4-BR, 3 bath with a lovely courtyard and a third-story tower with a lovely view of the Sea of Cortez to the east and the Sierra Gigante...Jump to full entry
Dec 12, 2018 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We rode one of the Tenders from the ship to shore, which was a first time for us. When you get off the tender, it is just like every other dock, you walk through all the shops. We walked through and decided to walk downtown. There were many three wheel bicycle taxi's trying to get us to use them. We walked a little ways and decided for time we would take a ride. They got cheaper away from the dock. We strolled around the downtown area and pick a restaurant. It was very good, and we drank beer not water. We then walked around some more and...Jump to full entry
Feb 23, 2018 - Cabo San Lucas and Whale Watch
Cabo San Lucas and Whale Watch We had to get up early today. We boarded one of the first tenders to shore in Cabo San Lucas. It was a short 10 minute boat ride to the tender docks. Our walk around the harbor to Cabo Whale Watch was another thing! It was almost al around the harbor and at first we thought we were lost. After a phone call, we found the office and checked in. We made it! Lisa, who is a marine biologist led the group of nine of us in a very adequate 32 foot fiberglas boat with twin outboards. We did a quick tour of the Cabo...Jump to full entry
Feb 21, 2018 - On Board The Quest
On Board The Quest Feb. 21 One thing we love about a cruise is that, once unpacked, you are set for the rest of the journey. No living out of a suitcase! We are set for the next two and a half weeks. Our first two days are at sea as we ’steam’ along the Baja coast of Mexico. Right after breakfast in our room, we went down to deck five and the lounge chairs. The weather was changing for the warmer (about 5 - 10 degrees up each day). Still, this morning, a light sweater helped. After a lunch and a rest in the afternoon, we got dressed up for...Jump to full entry
Feb 8, 2018 - Adios Loreto!
February 8, 2018 Adios Loreto You know what they say about fish and visitors, right? Throw them out after three days. Well, my hostess with the mostest Peg, my gracious host Eric and Rascalito Magnifico have welcomed me for twice as many days. My time here has been filled with laughter, great conversation, eating (of course), shopping, walking on the beach and just soaking in the beauty and culture of the area. I would love to come back here again. I did not spot a whale, plus it is so different from other parts of Mexico I have visited....Jump to full entry