As of June 27, construction continues on the dune house located in Las Tunas. Still no posting of permits and no word that the project is either legal or not. Here’s another photo from my roof dated June 27, taken in the early morning hence the very warm colored light. At least the house design appears fairly interesting.
Dune Construction, Las Tunas, Todos Santos Baja
It was two days after this photo that I saw the PROFEPA agent talking with the contractor. No telling what came of that.
Today, 11:30 am CDT, June 29, 2010 – I just returned from a late morning walk with the dogs. PROFEPA (Mexican Environmental Protection Agency) was at the dune construction talking with the contractor. There were lots of papers laying out in the bed of a large pickup truck. The contractor was not smiling, not happy at all.
Vamos a ver.
Ok, this has nothing to do with Todos Santos, Baja, but I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did. There are some extraordinarily beautiful currencies out there.
The World’s Most Beautiful Currencies
What a week! Three named storms in 7 days, 2 of them major hurricanes – Blas, Celia and Darby – all in a season that the experts say will be mild for tropical storms in the East Pacific. Thankfully all three stayed very far from our shores but they did affect our weather. Our very cool nights (68F inside my house) briefly turned to 81F nights, then slowly slid back to 73F nights. Days became very hot and muggy. Ocean water temps rose a similar amount and surfers were suddenly in the water with only board shorts, no more wet suits. This is normal once storms start forming south of us. We should get another blast sometime in the next month and then settle in to our summer duldrums – hot mostly sunny and humid days and night time lows around 80F. The north winds will fade and bitings insects will flourish. And it should rain too.
The construction continues. I have not seen any evidence of official visits to check the legality of the construction project. Maybe the agencies have already been here, maybe not. No permits are posted. I haven’t heard anything new about the project. Here’s a photo from my roof, taken on June 20.
Construction Continues On The Dunes in Las Tunas, Todos Santos, Baja
Sunday, June 13, was beautiful so I took some photos of the flowers in my yard.
Passion Fruit Flower - Todos Santos Baja
Pink Oleander - Todos Santos Baja
These double pink oleanders have a very strong sweet fragrance.
Yellow Hibiscus - Todos Santos Baja
Orange Hibiscus - Todos Santos Baja
Red Bougainvilla - Todos Santos Baja
Multicolor Bougainvilla - Todos Santos Baja
I love these multicolor bougainvillas. They start orange, then turn dark pink and finally fade to light pink.
A short while ago I posted that Rancho Pescadero would be discontinuing their Sunday brunches until next season. I didn’t make it up, they really announced that. But they changed their minds and the brunches are still alive and well so you’d best get down there and enjoy it before they decide to close the brunches for real next time!
You get to make your own Bloody Mary/Maria!
Hurricane Celia and TS Blas have definitely affected our weather. Maybe it would have stayed cool with just one storm but with two, we are getting an early taste of the potential of summer. Sunday was sunny, hot and humid. The night temp in my bedroom at 11 pm was 81F – 5 days ago it was 68F. Big difference, a difference you can really feel.
When the storms fade we might cool off a bit but not all the way to previous low temps and the next storm could well kick us all the way into summer.
Happy Summer Solstice!
The road construction goes on forever…or so it seems. It’s a complete puzzle going from Todos Santos to Los Cabos. The detours seem to change day to day. Driving at night is an incredible hazard so avoid it if at all possible. A large stretch of road near Los Cerritos is pure dirt with minimal markings making for very dangerous driving in the dark. Old road markings, white and yellow lines might lead you into a barrier. You need to drive slowly and with focus.
That said, it is taking a tremendous amount of dirt fill, gravel and rocks to build up the road base, especially near the new bridges at the San Pedrito arroyo. Where does all that fill come from? You can see huge scooped out sections off the side of the old highway where the dirt comes from. Right now the rocks are coming from the side hills on the arroyo road to San Pedrito. They are literally tearing apart the hills in order to obtain rocks and make gravel.
The New Bridge Supports At San Pedrito Arroyo
Rock Crushing Location In The San Pedrito Arroyo
The experts say we won’t have a big hurricane season in the East Pacific, but you wouldn’t know from the start of it all. We are up to named storm #3 already. We have Blas and Celia active in the tropical convergence zone right now. This will definitely affect our temps here in southern Baja. Night time temps have warmed up a bit in the last 3 days. No potential danger to our area at the moment as both storms are heading west, but the summertime party has arrived a bit early.
IR Image Of Tropical Storms Blas (left) And Celia (right)
Tropical Storm Blas - Project Path
Tropical Storm Celia - Projected Path