México doesn’t follow the US example with daylight savings time. Our clocks need to be set back one hour at 2 am on Sunday morning, October 26. The time change in the US happens a few weeks later. This will put Baja Sur on the same time as California until the US changes and 3 hours earlier than the US east coast so be aware NFL football fans.
It’s so hard to understand but Cabo Cortés is back in the hands of SEMARNAT. How many times do they have to reject the environmental proposal before the developers get the message? I asked a Mexican friend why he thought this project is getting another chance and he answered, “PRI.” Meaning that we are back to the old ways of doing business at the federal level since the return of PRI to the presidency of México. The recent approval by SEMERNAT of the toxic Los Cardones mine project in Baja Sur is yet another indication of that return to the old ways.
Threat To Cabo Pulmo Re-Emerges
In case you are having trouble locating information about the pace of recovery in Los Cabos, here are two somewhat recent links from the LA Times for you. (Remember, Costco reopens on October 29.)
Los Cabos Recovers From Hurricane Odile
Airlines Resume Flights To Los Cabos Airport (SJD)
I recently received an email from Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Paul Ferraris informing me of their documentary film project, “La Maestra”. You can view the trailer above and here’s the nuts and bolts of their project in their own words:
We came across your blog and enjoyed your posts and photos of Todos. We’re emailing because we are fellow photographers/ filmmakers and we want to let people who write about Baja know about “La Maestra (The Teacher),” a half hour documentary we — surf photographer and teacher Paul Ferraris and Emmy Award winning public television filmmaker and surf photographer Elizabeth Pepin Silva — are making.
The film profiles a young Mexican teacher in a tiny rural fishing village in Baja, Mexico, who becomes the first Mexican woman surfer in her area. Told in Spanish (with English subtitles) using mainly Mayra’s voice, the film shows how she has gone on to inspire both her students and other local women to take up the sport and follow their dreams. Through her deep connection to the ocean, Mayra has also become an environmentalist, teaching her students the importance of land and sea stewardship through hands on learning. And surfers – don’t worry, we never reveal where Mayra lives, but those in the know will instantly recognize Mayra’s home town. If you feel inspired after watching our trailer, please help us to spread the word and also consider supporting our film, which will be released in late spring, 2015.
You can learn more about the film and watch our trailer at:
Many thanks for considering our request.
All the best,
Elizabeth & Paul
Producers/Directors, “La Maestra (The Teacher)”
Well maybe. See I had phone and internet for 6 days, beginning last Saturday. Over the last 3 days, Telmex workers have been in my area repairing cables. Yesterday my working line suddenly didn’t work! My neighbor across the street has phone and internet but not me. Did they read the blog and is this payback for getting on their case? Not really. I found the workers today and they are going to check the lines to my house so hopefully I’ll be back up later today.
I haven’t mentioned the weather. It started cooling down at night on Monday, October 13. A lot of cooling. Days are still very hot in the sun but nights and mornings are delightful. Unless another tropical storm comes up this way with hot humid air, we should be done with the worst of this very long and destructive summer.
Costco will be opening in Los Cabos on October 29 at 8 am. They will not be fully stocked (e.g. electronics) but they should have perishable and non-perishable food items. It’s hard to convey to those who don’t live here full time what a big difference Costco makes in our day to day lives. Costco carries products that simply cannot be found elsewhere and because so many tourist businesses depend on Costco, I am told the Mexican government shared some of the cost of accelerating the re-opening.
Lastly, no new info on the shots fired by the baseball stadium. As best I can learn, no one was injured. Vamos a ver.