Well this week Todos Santos’ only stoplight was finally turned back on. This will help enormously with the right of way issues at that busy intersection by the park. I wonder how many people will even notice that it is working again. It could remain a dangerous corner for a while longer until the realization sinks in.
Local uber-rock band “Flashback” had a live recording session at the Hotel California on February 23-24. I could only attend the Friday night show and while it wasn’t packed, the crowd was lively and the music energized. I heard that on Saturday night it was standing room only and the music even hotter. The band was recording for a live CD and also videoing for a DVD. Repeat after me, “Todos Santos is moving up in the world.”
Flashback live recording session at Hotel California – missing off to the right is sax-man Doug Alani.
The view from the roof of the Hotel California.
Meanwhile, the children (including hotel chef Dany) are playing in the kitchen area.
The Pacific Ocean is always dangerous! It will do you well to remember that. This info was posted today by Elena Moreno on the Baja Western Onion:
DROWNING AT LA POZA: – Monday afternoon (March 5, 2007) a 31 year old tourist drowned at La Poza beach in front of the mouth of the Lagoon. He had been playing with his girlfriend’s 8 year old son along the dune where the lagoon had begun to overflow. Suddenly the dune broke and the small stream widened to a fifty feet wide wall of water as the lagoon emptied millions of gallons of water into the ocean. He managed to get the child to safety but was pulled under by the currents. This is the third drowning death at the La Poza beach in less than a year.
1) When the lagoon is full exercise extreme caution, especially if it has begun to overflow.
2) Do not attempt to surf or boogie-board the overflow.
3) Do not swim in the lagoon when it is close to overflow -do not walk or drive across the mouth of the lagoon if it is even close to overflow.
4) If you are going to swim in the lagoon be very careful. The lagoon may appear to be shallow, but has many sudden drop-offs and is actually very deep.
2002 Photo of the lagoon at La Poza beach.