¡Viva Mexico! The exclamation points represent arms thrust into the air in utter bewilderment. Our home port construction progress is facing yet another delay. This one even more bazaar than the rock quarry not producing the size stones needed as originally planned. This time, although, thankfully, just another delay is caused by a lack of […]
Departure was scheduled for 8:00AM from the Barclin Pemex/Circle K (the last stop on the Sonoyta Highway), but nearly a hundred entrants were gathered by 7:00 for an hour or so of preparation, double-checking and testing equipment and sharing what was obvious camaraderie among a genre of like-minded, totally fat-free fit folks out to test their skills and stamina against those of their peers doing what they love—pushing the bike and themselves to the limit from start to finish.
The “Dive Shop” or “Activity Center”, as it’s commonly referred to is owned and operated by Daniel Guemes Castorena and his wife, Erika Reyna Castro, both PADI certified divers and much more. Daniel is a PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor which means he is qualified to teach the teachers all the way to the Master Diver level. Erika herself is a PADI certified Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor. In other words, if you’re looking for PADI certification at any level, you cannot do better than the Dive Shop at Sonoran Sea Resort.
Standing at the beach front of the Sonoran Sky Resort, I shake the sand off my shoes and wipe the salt from my face. It’s been a good day. A good run. I’m pleased with the settling of my heart rate and the slight burning in my quads. Today was my long run, twenty miles on the beach, and it was…
The pelican seen on our beaches in Puerto Peñasco is the Brown Pelican, the smallest of the seven species of pelicans that date back 40 million years with very little change especially in their distinct beak formation. Oddly enough, after surviving 40 million years, pelicans were almost rendered extinct in the 1950’s and 60’s by the use of…
It’s very rare indeed to spot any species of whale so close to Sandy Beach that you can see them from the balcony of your condominium, but, not for just a fleeting moment, not just a glimpse on a Sunday afternoon, but all afternoon Sunday and all afternoon Monday, spouts of sea water shot 30 feet into the air announcing …
Living in a tropical area on the sea as we do here in Puerto Peñasco, the hobby of birding can become quite addictive. That’s because out of the nearly 10,000 species of birds on the planet; nearly 10% are endemic to Mexico. In addition, hundreds upon hundreds of species migrate here as “winter visitors” each fall and remain as our fair weather feathered friends until spring.
You’ll have many opportunities to marvel at the flying and diving skills of the Brown Pelicans as they hunt and dive along Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Sea, Spa, Sky or Sun in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Hopefully you will know a little more about them as a result of the information in today’s blog.
Puerto Penasco Dreaming is an inclusion of photos of the area with descriptive poetry or prose which appear for the enjoyment, hopefully, of our readers when the inspiration hits.
Of the more than 10,000 known species of birds in the world, Mexico is known and appreciated as host to over 10% of that total. There are several locales around this beautiful country where bird watching opportunities can number in the hundreds of species. But there may be none so accessible or more abundant in species as found in the Morua Estuary, just a few hours’ drive from Arizona, Nevada, Southern California and New Mexico.