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From True Traveler Publishing

 

July/August 2009

 

Volume 7 , Number 7/8

 

A true traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arrival®

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NEW SAN IGNACIO LAGOON WHALE TRIP VIDEO

 

Discover the Friendly Gray Whales!

A recent trip south to the Kuyimá Camp to see the Gray Whales deliver their new calves to the sea and breed yielded a very special and unique adventure. The road to the San Ignacio Lagoon, perhaps the most pristine whale sanctuary on the planet, winds down the Baja peninsula through many different terrain and foliage contrasts. One minute you will be skirting the sea, and an hour later in the midst of the desert. The Baja Trans-peninsular highway is paved and in good repair for the 400 miles that you will travel to the little ciudad of San Ignacio. The last 38 miles to the Kuyimá Camp is a typical Baja dirt washboard path, kept up properly as this is an important tourist trail to see the gray whales in their indigenous environment.

The whales annually make the trek from Alaska to Baja during the months of December to mid- April. April and May they can be seen off the coast heading back north to Alaska for the warm summer months before the cycle repeats itself in the winter. They seek the lagoons for protection while they are enabling the newly born calves to grow strong for the trip north. The lagoons are strictly protected by the Mexican authorities and any panga that enters the restricted whale occupied zone is counted, documented, and allowed only a 90 minute span of time to approach the whales up close and personal.

The whales can be seen getting really frisky, 3 males may be observed courting a single female, and that process is very spirited indeed! Cavorting around the female, the males can be seen emerging repeatedly from the lagoon and spinning sideways showing you a rare view of their pectoral fin. All the while blowing out tremendous heart shaped spouts of air with a sound that you have never heard on earth before! A deep dive will allow you to get a close-up photo of the whale’s flukes as they dive and rise repeatedly in the mating progression. The babies are very friendly, sometimes approaching the panga for a pet on the head, all the while watched closely by the whale mother. The larger whales also approach the pangas, their size is breathtaking as they peer out of the sea at you.

Once hunted by whalers, now the whales share these special moments with adventurous travelers coming from all over the world to enjoy this incredibly sacred experience. It is very moving to be so close to this mammal assembly, all the while realizing that man came close to driving the species into extinction.

In order to accommodate you, Kuyimá offers you two programs from which you can choose according to your time availability and budget. Kuyimá features a camping area by the San Ignacio Lagoon Whale Sanctuary with tent-sites and parking for your camper vehicle (no water or electricity hook ups). They also have 10 rustic and cozy thatched huts. Each cabin is designed to accommodate two persons. Both sites have a restaurant serving a delicious menu 3 times daily. The cost of the panga ride to view the whales is $40 per person. Visit the Kuyimá Camp website at http://www.kuyima.com.

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Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed,turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
Ted Hughes

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2009 BAJA 500 VIDEOS

 

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I still don't know why I fish or why other men fish,
except we like it and it makes us think and feel.
Roderick L. Haig-Brown

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ENSENADA GIRLS SOFTBALL VIDEOS

 

 

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If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.
Alfred W. Miller

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PASSPORT LAW UPDATE

Be sure to be aware that effective June 1, 2009 passport documents were required to go back in the USA from Mexico. They will no longer accept a driver's license and a birth certificate. This includes CHILDREN! You can get a Passport card for the children, if you don't already have a Sentri Family Program

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All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to
admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love
or hating moonlight.
John Steinbeck

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APL Panama Container Ship Grounding Video

 

Read about this event near Ensenada in our February, and March 2006 Newsletters

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Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.
Arnold Gingrich

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Angling may be said to be so like mathematics that it
can never be fully learnt.
Izaak Walton.

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BAJA BOATER SAFETY

Recently Baja California has been the subject of many new stories regarding crimes perpetrated against visitors from north of the border. As in all walks of life, one must take all measures possible to prevent being in the “wrong place at the wrong time”. But if you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, the glaring difference in Mexico is that you are basically on your own and can’t rely on local authorities to protect you or to pursue those that may have committed a crime with you being the ill-timed involved party.

Any trip south of the border must be well planned at the outset. Whether traveling by sea or by land, file a float plan or a road itinerary. Be sure that those at both ends of your journey have a copy of your agenda. Try to depart and arrive during daylight hours. While in Mexico stay in well populated areas preferably gated with guards in attendance. Install an alarm system on your yacht and know how to activate the alarm in your vehicle. Always secure your vehicle with a club device and park in well lit and well traveled areas. If possible, transit by convoy on the road, or fleet by sea. The support group strength in numbers is a great haven when in a new and unfamiliar country.

Be sure that your yacht and car insurance are extended to cover you and your crew south of the border. Bearing arms in Mexico is strictly prohibited, and if you violate that law you will spend time in a Mexican jail. Your best weapon in Mexico is a working cell phone. Be sure your phone plan includes Mexican coverage before you depart. All areas of northern Baja now have excellent cell coverage. Arrange to have someone on speed dial back in the States to act as your personal 911 contact.

Above all, behave respectfully while in Mexico. Mexicans resent the “ugly American” syndrome and can sense it immediately. Speaking what little Spanish you know goes a long way toward bridging the gap between cultures. Remember, attitude begets attitude, and your good behavior while in Mexico will often determine the mood and tenure of your surrounding environment. But, again, careful pre-planning is the key to any adventure in Mexico. We hope to see you here soon!

 

ON FRIDAY 11/30/2007 AT 11PM THIS STEEL SAILBOAT WENT ON THE ROCKS IN A DRIVING RAIN STORM NEAR THE CORAL MARINA

 

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Fishing's relaxing, man. Most relaxing thing in my life. It's therapy for me.
I don't think about business... sports. All I think about is catching the next fish.
Deion Sanders

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Most cigarette filters are composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic. The white fibers you see in a cigarette filter are NOT cotton, but a plastic that can persist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic. Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter in our everyday world and are estimated to last in your local gutters and in our sea for up to 15 years before they biodegrade… Have you ever looked down at the street gutter at a busy red-lighted left hand turn lane? Everyone seems to think this is the place to empty his or her ashtray- YUCK. Next time you have a family gathering or take a walk along an ocean or bay jetty, look between the jetty rocks and you will see piles of cigarette butts. Mother Earth is not happy, as demonstrated by the recent natural calamities that have befallen our global society. One who smokes a pack a day can potentially litter the earth by the mindless flick of their 20 butts per day, 7,300 items per year. In fact, over 4.5 TRILLION toxic, non-biodegradable cigarette butts are tossed into the environment annually by smokers. Please think before you discard your next butt into our environment. Better still, STOP SMOKING for yourself and the family you love and the family of man we hope to preserve.

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It is to be observed that "angling" is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
Stephen B. Leacock

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