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minion ibis

We spent two idyllic days wandering up and down Estero San Jose which is the estuary that forms at the mouth of the San Jose river leading into the Sea of Cortez. It is a protected natural area and a bird migration site. I was fascinated by the egret and ibis pictured above. They were clearly companions, although different species, and wherever one went the other followed. They chattered away to each other – did they speak the same language? There were dozens of other birds so they must have chosen to be with each other. Maybe they were saying, “why is that crazy lady following us?”

As usual, I was my husband’s spotter. “Look there is an osprey, a hawk, a pink dragonfly, a moth at your feet (eek), a sand colored butterfly, a great heron”. He went on a solo vacation to Arizona recently and I bet he missed scorpions, coyotes, rare bunnies etc. He doesn’t know how to stalk properly either…I think I will just eat him in the zombie apocalypse.

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Back from Baha

morning estuary

There were so many wonderful photo opportunities in Baha, Mexico that I will have a week of Baha to add some sunshine to your lives! This was early morning a couple of days after a tropical storm had passed over the estuary at San Jose del Cabo causing some flooding and a new sandbar. The path we were on had been washed away but there was a lone egret fishing in this flooded little lagoon.

Since we traveled to Baja in 2015 there has been a new state warning regarding safety in Baja and other Mexican states. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html Unfortunately, crime has increased in Baja along with cartel activity.

You will all be glad to know that we were incredibly safe in a place where few people lock their doors. The old mission town is far removed from the main resort at Cabo San Lucas with a sleepy, friendly feel in what is becoming an art town. The food was gourmet – on the first night we ate duck, suckling pig and the best guacamole you have ever tasted.

We were oblivious to the sad news at San Bernardino, initially, but I said a prayer for the victims and their families. RIP.