Tuesday, September 24, 2013

La Bufadora

The blowhole is the result of air trapped in a sea cave exploding upwards.  Air is forced into the cave by wave action and is released when the water recedes.  This interaction not only creates the spout, but a thunderous noise as well.  La Bufadora is one of the largest blowholes in North America, often shooting upwards of 100 feet.
La Bufadora, pictured in the mountain behind me is a fifteen minute drive from our house.
Lots of vendors before you get to the blowhole.  Not many buyers early in the morning. 
Water entering cave.
Water starting to expel.  Somebody lost their hat.
Plenty of restaurants.
Community of La Bufadora. 
We live on a six mile stretch of beach, used mostly by Mexicans.  Water temperature is nice this time of year.
People camp on the beach and never have problems.  We have walked the beach many times after dark. 
We are starting to paint and fix-up the house.
For some reason, Maya is pooped out.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Move

Well, a couple of months ago, Debbi and I were talking about how hot the weather was in the Chapala area.  The books we read before we moved down talked about the year round Spring type weather.  After 3 years of living here we decided to move.  The decision was hard to make because we had met so many wonderful friends.  We decided to move to Baja Norte as the weather is similiar to the weather in San Diego.  We would also be closer to friends and family.  Baja is going to be very different than Chapala. 
The beach house in Baja Norte.
Needs different paint on the walls.
This is Blondies' idea of helping us move.      
Rent horses on the beach for $8 per hour.
Beautiful Jellyfish arrive with the warm water temperature.  Look at the shoe and the shadow to get an idea of how big this guy is.
We hired a 40 foot moving van for the 2,000 mile drive.  We drove our car  and took the three dogs with us. 
Cardboard and bubble wrap just about everything.
This is the path from the house to the water. 
Our new home waiting for minor repairs. 
Maya is our special needs doggie.  She has some neurological problems, but doesn't know it.