On our last day before heading back home, we kayaked down to the headwaters of San Ignacio's ancient spring for a picnic and a swim. Functional remnants remain of San Ignacio's spring-fed, centuries old acequia. This ancient spring continues to bring life to this beautiful oasis in central Baja. San Ignacio and its friendly people will always hold a special place in our hearts.See the trip: Baja !!!
This sweetie is Jane Ames. Upon visiting a number of years ago from Berkeley, CA, Jane fell in love with San Ignacio, its people and its history. Jane has preserved her historic home on the town square, known as Casa Lereé, and has made it into a museum and book store. Jane is holding a copy of her self-published history of San Ignacio, "The Voices of San Ignacio," in which the story of San Ignacio is told by the people who have lived and continue to live here in this magical place.See the trip: Baja !!!
On an ancient side street off the town square in San Ignacio, expat Toni owns and runs Tootsie's Bar and Grill. Although we could not get our fill of the fantastic local Baja food, Toni's eclectic world fare using fresh locally grown and raised ingredients was a welcome delight. For her Bar & Grill, Toni has revitalized an historic building which was badly damaged by the 2009 hurricane Jimena. Nice going Toni !!See the trip: Baja !!!
After our 3 day Sierra San Francisco canyon cave paintings excursion, the yurt and hot shower at San Ignacio Springs B&B was a much welcomed oasis. Canadian expats Gary and Terry who own and run the B&B provided nice hospitality and great food.See the trip: Baja !!!
Our fantastic rancher / guide, Francisco. He's been living and ranching in the San Francisco Mountains since he was a child. He's been to many uncharted caves and cave paintings throughout these mountains. He's as strong as a bull and as agile as a mountain goat. He's a great guy!See the trip: Baja !!!
Prehistoric petroglyph depicting a frog. Toto took us to a place in the Sierra San Francisco mountains which had hundreds of fascinating prehistoric petroglyphs depicting animals, insects, flowers, deities, people, etc. It took significant effort to make these... the volcanic rock is VERY hard!See the trip: Baja !!!