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So much history

Walking around Santa Rosalia is like having a history lesson of American manufacturing. This was and is a big mining town and had the foundry and such things everywhere. We walked through it the other day and on every big piece of metal fabrication was an old American company.....Illinois, Chicago, Milwaukee, etc. It's sad to know that this is America's past and can't be claimed anymore with all the outsourcing and expense reducing measures that have taken us from being the top producers and manufacturers. So sad.....

03/01/2012 | Heather on "Meerkat"
Did you go inside the museum? Way cool to see all of that.
Black beaches

Haven't walked all the beaches here yet just a small part of them. They are all black beaches from the mine leavings dumped along the coast. But on our short little jaunt, we did find a nice piece of aqua sea glass!

The pangeros are quiet here unless they decide to go around us for fun (we're the only ones anchored here currently). We don't even notice the ferry or other transport boats when they come into dock unless we happen to be looking out.

Sadly enough the new marinas of the singlars/fortunas whatever they are being called now are charging crazy prices and everyone is leaving those marinas if they can. There's only 3 boats in the one here and they have over 20 slips empty. We just heard from someone who just came from Guaymas that it's 500 pesos a day to be in a slip, and that was for a 30 something ft boat! What are they thinking? All of those we have seen have almost no boats in their slips. Hopefully someone starts using their brains soon.

Eiffel in Baja Mexico

We've been enjoying our first visit to Santa Rosalia here in Baja Mexico Sur. It kind of reminds us of home because their are a lot of wood buildings & homes with clapboard. This town was a big French community who started & worked the mines back in the late 1800s.

One of the things that all tourists must see here is Eiffel's Steel Church brought here and put up in the 1890s. Jim says it's like a pole barn church! Wonder how noisy it is in the rain?

Playa Santa Inez

The bitchinest beach for shells this season.....Playa Santa Inez. This picture is just proof that I am not the only nutcase about shells. We found this walking along the beach......someone played around!

Interesting things about this place besides the shells......not one tienda, planes coming in and out of the airstrip, and the houses yards are on a rock shelf. We also got to check out a ship wreck beached here.


Got to walk around Pulpito this year. Lots of rocks so not really good beach combing but interesting. We chased the crabs all over the rocks and watched all the fish in the tidal pools. Most interesting are the walls of sandstone & shells 20 feet high. How long ago was the ocean that vast?

San Juanico

Got to spend some time in both ends of San Juanico and hiked over to another anchorage where there is such a pretty view of Pulpito.

So glad I remembered to take this shot in the morning before the winds picked up so you can see the design in the sand. So cool!

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