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“Soul Searching” in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico (VIDEO)

Nov 26, 2013
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“Soul Searching” in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico (VIDEO)

“On October 19, 1697, Salvatierra, with a small group of soldiers, disembarked from the galley “Santa Elvira” in the Bay of San Dionisio at 26° N latitude. In the first days after their arrival, the missionary erected a modest structure that served as a chapel, to the front of which they affixed a wooden cross….

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Video of New Loreto Farmers Market

Nov 20, 2013
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Video of New Loreto Farmers Market

Loreto is a busy place these days. Even though I’ve been visiting for about seven years now, I’m amazed at how things move forward. New restaurants, new shops, new services. “Thriving” might be a good way to describe this little fishing village. The farmers market has been relocated. Apparently the rains have forced it to…

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Voices of Loreto: Drenched

Nov 20, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Drenched

Each year we take it one kilometer at a time: Highway One, Baja California, destination Loreto. Generally a dry and dusty road through the Baja desert, this year the landscape oozes with green from recent rains. It is almost impossible not to drench myself in the expectations and dreams of a new season. With each…

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Fall Back—Waaaay Back

Oct 29, 2012
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Fall Back—Waaaay Back

In contrast to our ultra-productive hectic U.S. lives, there is a quality of the Baja culture that lives for the sabor (flavor) of daily life.

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Voices of Loreto: Saving the Sea with Research

Aug 9, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Saving the Sea with Research

While visiting their second home in Loreto Bay from their home in the Sierras of California, Guy and Fauna Tomlinson and their college-age children signed up for an overnight sea turtle monitoring expedition to Isla Coronado. They wanted to learn about the efforts underway to protect the local sea turtle population in the Loreto Marine Park.

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Voices of Loreto: Notice the Tempo

Jul 9, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Notice the Tempo

It was early and the knock on our wooden door seemed upbeat. From the courtyard I heard our neighbor announcing: “I accomplished a major developmental task! I woke up this morning and cancelled my flight back to the States!” A week before he had noticed our door ajar as he was checking out the Mexican…

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Voices of Loreto: Pueblo Mágico

Jun 14, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Pueblo Mágico

Those of us who have discovered this gem in the rough have known intuitively what the Mexican government has just announced: Loreto is the newest pueblo to be added to the list of “Pueblos Mágicos” (Magical Villages). What is Loreto’s magic? The sea, the history, the adventure; an inexplicable state of mind; a simpler, less…

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Voices of Loreto: Angels on the Highway

May 28, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Angels on the Highway

Two years ago, the miraculous outcome of our own car accident quickly gained Loreto folklore status. That was when I learned about the angels on the highway, and every time I told the story I sang their praises.

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Voices of Loreto: Waiting for Loreto Bay

May 15, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Waiting for Loreto Bay

Nine years is a long time to observe what people do while they wait. Through these years of observation, it seems that people fall into one of the following categories.

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Voices of Loreto: Remarkable Migrations

May 2, 2012
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Voices of Loreto: Remarkable Migrations

When they are ready to nest, hummingbirds build at human eye level, inviting us to view the unfolding miracle. With spider silk and tufted matter, they fashion an expandable nest the size of a small cup. They lay two eggs the size of jellybeans, slowing their metabolism to a standstill so they can sit for several weeks on their developing eggs. Imagine, even at rest, the hummingbird’s heart flutters at 250 beats per minute.

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