The four year drought that had plagued the Baja Peninsula ended this year, and the Baja is Green. According to some we have talked to, it’s greener at the moment than it has been in thirty years! Instead of the spectacular white sand beaches bordered by red cliffs, and brown and red and gold mountains running to the sea that we saw last April, we are now surrounded by hillsides covered in greenery and flowers. Our walks along paths through the hills are more like wandering along the coast of Northern California than desert Mexico -- there are bright yellow and tangerine butterflies and little white and pink and red heart-shaped flowers everywhere.
Of course in addition to beautiful lush vegetation, the Baja has been blessed with other forms of water-dependent wildlife – including a wide variety of flying and biting insects including mosquitos, moscos y bobos (mosquitos, flies and gnats). Ah, nature, how we love you – as long as we are covered with enough toxic goo to repel the dread mosquitos, moscos y bobos!