Photographer's Note

We thought we’d gotten an amazing price for a 4WDR pick-up at $300/week; too amazing, it was a 2WDR. The road to the San Pedrito Surf Hotel was just drivable in 2WDR, although there were a few tense moments in the 3 Km section off the main road. DO NOT try to find the place after dark!! Once there, we found a relaxed place featuring a stunning view of the Pacific, excellent beds, and a common area where locals and guests socialize. The pool table is often patronized by local children in the evening. Their best rate of $65/day rate for two includes a kitchen; so bring food since you won’t want to drive that road just to find a place to eat. There are also units with a better view that accomodate more people. The ‘Hotel’ has four units. One was occupied by a retiree from Seattle; the other, by a middle-aged man and his Swedish mother. The two were taking a six-week drive through Baja.

The owners are two brothers from Maui. Internet access is poor. Jeff grumbled that he had been required to sign up for a one-year contract at $1200 and still couldn’t get online. I was able to get on both local networks briefly; but not long enough to do anything.

There was a stunning sunset just after we arrived, the owner plans to use the WS picture for advertising. In the morning, this sight greeted me. Although I try to avoid sunrise & sunset shots whose main virtue is their color, I'm posting this one as primary because the color is untouched. When I'm trying for a foreground with redeeming virtues, I often lighten the photo to show detail as I did at Los Arcos or use fill flash as I did with the saquaro.

In San Jose del Cabo & the Todos Santos area, friendly, well-fed dogs abound. It somehow indicates to me that the economy is doing well when it is possible to feed so many dogs. In a nearby local store, one of the three aisles was almost completely filled with pet items.

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Additional Photos by Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4003 W: 227 N: 6734] (21344)
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