The Sunny and Windy Days of January
It did not take us long to get settled into a relaxing routine here in Los Barriles. Along with the wind, we have had some sunny days and some cooler days. A normal day for us usually begins by taking our cup of tea/coffee down to the beach for the sunrise. What an awesome way to start the day. About 7:30 Corte, Linda and their sweet dog, Meggy, pick us up for our walk. We start our approximately 3 mile walk at the beach and then head up towards the hills. After our walk, we have breakfast, some days we hang out and read, some days we head to the beach with the paddle board, and some days we beach comb looking for sea shells and sea glass. Pretty much relaxing is the name of the game. Most evenings will find us watching a movie or playing games with Corte and Linda.
Following are some pictures of our every day life here in Los Barriles:
January in the Baja brings big winds and because of that this area is one of the best kiteboarding spots around. Los Barriles is host to the Lord of the Wind and this year was the 7th annual kiteboard competition. It is quite the sight to see all the kites and riders soaring over the waves. Of course, we have our “local” favorite … Justi is from our home town, grew up with our daughter, and is a kiteboard instructor here during the winter months. Small world, huh!! So here are a few photos I took.
It is always fun to do a bit of exploring in the neighboring areas. Here are some photos of Santiago and the beach areas between Santiago and Los Barriles.
One day we headed to the old mining town of El Triumfo to take in the sights and eat paella.
One of the main modes of transportation around here is the quad or ATV. We love riding the quad along the beach. The group quad ride we just went on headed through the arroyos, along the beach and even right down the paved road and through an unplanned military checkpoint. We went into bat caves … yes, there were lots of bats there ! There were even some large honeycombs at the cave entrance.
I will end this post with some of the beautiful sunrises, animals, flowers and scenery in this area.