BAJA 2014/15

Jan. 1, 2015

Welcome to the New Year! We have returned to the end of the bay, to spend a few days reorganizing and planning our trip in January. At the end of the bay there at one time was plans for a trailer park, but like a  lot of things in Baja, the beginning of the operation never was carried out to completion. The roads and cement platforms have deteriorated.. A large standing tree has become our shade for the day and a wind block. The old roads are good for running and the beaches good for finding shells. Through out the area are mounds of scallops that were harvested in the the past. In the 80's we had been fortunate to have seen a period of time when the beach floor was covered with scallops. It is not known why they have not returned, but when one observes the mounds one can not help but think that the breeding stock was taken. The next morning as we are doing our beach walk a Risso's Dolphin has washed a shore. We do not see any injuries, but it may have gotten stranded at the end of the bay as it is quite shallow. Soon the Turkey Vultures are seen acting as scavengers of the beach.

Our favorite Shake tree

Our favorite Shake tree

Mounds of scallop shells were everywhere

Mounds of scallop shells were everywhere

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Risso Dolphin

Spiny Murex

Spiny Murex