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🌅 The Ventana View - 1 deciembre 2021

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What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • My wife and I have been scuba diving in the more obvious Sea of Cortez scuba towns (Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, and Loreto), but hoping to identify good sites near La Ventana other than La Rena, La Renita, and the Los Arenas beach dive. If any info on specific dive sites out of Ventana. ganolemoine@gmail.com.
  • Is there a composting service/group in La Ventana? Douglas dlong@lecl.ca
  • A Fanged Panama Blenny eats algae and phytoplankton and are reef dwellers that have fangs for defensive purposes. It can inject an opiod like chemical that lowers the blood pressure by 40% of the predator pursuing them, likely subduing it enough for the Blenny to swim off. Here’s an article if you’d like to read more about this interesting adaptation. William desertplayer@hotmail.com
Fanged Panama Blenny (click photo for video)
Fanged Panama Blenny (click photo for video)
Baja Night Sky - One of the most beautiful things in nature is a young crescent Moon in the twilight sky, with the darkened portion glowing dimly. No wonder skywatchers want to catch one just after sunset! The century-old naked-eye record for the youngest New Moon is just under 15 hours. Incidentally, the faint glow of the dark part is called “Earthshine.” Can you guess why? When the Moon sets Saturday around 6:17 p.m., it will be 17 hours old. I doubt anyone will find it. If you try, start looking by 6 p.m. using binoculars. Try to see Sunday’s 31-hour old crescent before it sets around 7:20 p.m. It should be easy to find Monday – Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. as the thin crescent visits Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, respectively. The Moon’s nightly location makes it easy to identify and enjoy a view of each planet unless clouds or outdoor lights block your access to the night sky. It takes work to guarantee free and easy access to the night sky and mountain trails and beaches around the bay, especially if someone has blocked them off with lights, fences, or uncontrolled development. The night sky has always spoken to humans in metaphors. It’s been telling some people that the government should protect access to beaches from Lake Choco and the Bufadora to the Hot Springs by making these two natural marvels the first Baja California Sur State Parks. Go outdoors Saturday – Wednesday nights, listen with your eyes and join the effort to protect access to nature around the bay. Tom at BajaNightSky@gmail.com
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Sunny. North wind 16-20 mph) No ASCAT data this morning, but most of the latest numerical model runs forecast sufficient north background flow and lots of sunshine today to help trigger a solid thermal. The surface pressure gradient is expected to tighten tomorrow, and with another sunny day on tap, we should see a good day. Friday could be the windiest day of the week, with only a few, thin high clouds expected and solid north background flow. High clouds may thicken some on Saturday, but at this point it looks like enough sun may filter through to trigger at least a partial thermal kick. The surface pressure gradient is forecast to weaken on Sunday, but enough background north flow should remain to continue the streak of good days. Long-range models show another cutoff low forming just west of BCS on Monday with a very weak surface wind pattern setting up for much of the following week. . Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Community Action
Fundación Azul Cerralvo - Christmas is approaching, a joyful time for most of us, and a difficult time for those in need. This year again, Fundación Azul Cerralvo would appreciate your help. Justina has been working incredibly hard at providing food, medicine, medical supplies and household goods to the isolated families in the area, most of them with disabled people.
You can drop off donations at the Azul Cerralvo building, across from the baseball stadium: dried food, toys, gently used clothing, the list is endless. No junk, and no junk food, please! You can also donate money. I will collect cash, and Justina has a PayPal account here.
In years past, your generosity has been amazing, so we hope we can count on you again! Please email me if you have any questions: 2limeyfrog@gmail.com 
No Más Basura - Thank you for your donations for Sandra, very much appreciated! Final conclusions after meeting with the oncologist in Mexico City is that she does not have thyroid cancer but rather a cystic thyroid. The treatment is radioactive iodine to control growth of future cysts forming. There will be follow up appointments in Mexico City in the near future. 
Aire libre sale is on the 11th of December at 7:30 AM. You still got time to drop off at Casa Clara, yellow house next to Casa Verde. Send us a message if you would like to volunteer for the tire Bodega project as well as if you are in need of some of our recycled plastic posts for your projects. Your NMB team nomasbasuralv@gmail.com
Silent Benefit Art Auction: Studio Vargas - In order to celebrate Unity and Solidarity at Christmas time. Studio Vargas brings for you a beautiful evening at plaza del Teso, where you will find a delightful selection of Art Pieces as: Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Accessories and Sculpture. 50 percent of all sales will be in benefit of our local ONG Azul Cerralvo who support disable kids of our community and communities nearby. Help me to celebrate this beautiful Holiday participating in this effusive Art Auction! Plaza del Teso. Saturday December 18th from 17hrs to 21hrs. sara.g.chavira@gmail.com
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page. Announcements:
Setting Boundaries with Kindness Workshop - led by Meredith Hooke. Wednesday, December 1st - 9:00 - 12:30pm. Cost: 1200p - includes lunch. Please contact meredith@zensmarts.com
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all. Announcements:
Radaroma Restaurant - Radaroma is open again this season starting every day for dinner with your chef Ruben 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Hoping you have a wonderful kite season I’ll wait for you my friends.
The Ceviche Bar at Playa Central - Mr Fish is back! Wednesday’s from 3pm-7pm Mr. Fish will be at The Ceviche Bar serving tacos.
This Friday, Dec. 3rd, the Mexican Weirdos will be playing from 5PM-8PM at The Ceviche Bar after the island crossing. 
Playa Central - Sunday Brunch served til 2PM. Any other day, til noon. 2x1 mimosas before 10AM. At Playa Central. 
Baja Grill - We’re Open! NFL Games every Thursday, Sunday’s & Monday’s. Come for the fun, Stay for the Yum. We’re open for takeout and dine-in. Access 2
Business
The Ventana View Business Directory has over 150 listings for local businesses and services. What can you find in the directory? See all of the categories. Announcements:
Palapas Ventana - Winter Science Series! Three days this week, starting tonight! Dec 1 @ 7pm: Professional underwater photographers Allison and Carlos Estape. Dec 2 @ 7PM: Humpback whale expert Dr Jorge Urga of UABCS. Dec 3: Pablo Aguja @ 6PM, whale Shark and Manta researcher. Full details here.
Ashley’s Gym - New larger quarters, across from OXO on the main street. Open 7 days a week. Fees are 20us / month or 2us for drop in. Come see what we have to offer.
El Bike Center - We are very excited to bring this very professional mountain bike shop to La Ventana! Having in mind the best customer service so your mountain bike experience in La Ventana is as great and as fun as its trails. We will offer professional guided tours, top e bike rentals, on demand POC gear and experienced technical service for your bikes. We will be inviting everyone for our opening group ride on Tuesday 7th, we will have our bikes for free that day so make sure you reserve your ebike if you dont have your own bike! Location: La Ventana Corridor, across Palapas Ventana, just south of Club Cerralvo, Ventana Blue Resort (atv rentals).
Classifieds
The Ventana View Classifieds is your 24/7 lost & found and swap meet. Post your own available/wanted or lost/found, and it shows up on the site immediately will stay up for two weeks. Go here now to see it in action and learn how it works! New listings this week:
  • Cabrinha Moto 10M Yellow/Lt. Grey (Ron Calvin)
  • Black Dakine glove (Michael Ross Harvey)
  • Green Ion beach jacket (Barbara Allemann)
  • Naish S25 twintip board (Woody)
  • Lost Phone (Eric Rubie)
  • 2 Paddle Board Carry Straps (Roxie)
  • Shorty wetsuit (Tom)
  • Duotone Click Bar and Liquid Force 12M (Guchi)
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  • Lift Foil and board for sale. (Dc)
  • Naish S25 Hover Surf 54 x 22 (Charles)
  • Sail shed (Jim Lavery)
  • 8m kite &ampamp pump NV LFK 2019 (Cristina Repetto)
  • 6'x14’ aluminium cargo trailer (Jaak)
  • 2018 8M Ozone Reo V2 (Sarah)
  • Like new 11 m Cabrinha Switchblade (Ray)
  • 2015/16 Lift 110 complete foil for sale (Sam)
  • Astral YTV PFD Personal Flotation Device (Charles)
  • Slingshot SST 8M 2019 (joel)
  • Trailer (Glenn)
  • Foil Board (Jim)
  • 12" Cargo Trailer (Ron)
  • F-One KiteFoil s (Miguel Lunceford)
  • NRS Zephyr Inflatable PFD. (Charles)
  • Fluid Bike Trainer Stand (Charles)
  • Portable Bluetooth KeyboardPhone Holder (Charles)
  • Camp Sink (Charles)
  • 17 Watt Portable Solar Laptop Charger Ki (Charles)
  • 8 meter Neo brand New (mike abbott)
  • Full helmet kids in excellent condition (Mercedes)
  • Specialized MTB hardtail S works (Arnaud V)
  • 15M Duotone Juice (Rick)
  • LTH (L-24M-500) Marine batteries qty 4 (Richard L Shirey)
  • whirlpool washing machine (Stephen)
  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 2012 (Jess)
  • 11 M Flysurfer Boost 3 SLE kite (Steve Nicholson)
  • Costco type garage (Jacki Willcox)
  • Kite Quiver & Bar (Crystal)
  • 120 volt solar panel wanted (Linda)
  • Moses Fuselage (Jon)
  • Wing foil set up (Lorna)
  • SUP 14’ (Kevin Viney)
  • Dwarfcraft Mirco or similar foil board (Jeremy)
  • Used Android Phone (Sid)
  • Moses mast (Eunice)
  • Camp stove (Jamie Napier)
  • Beachfront or Water View RV Parking (A)
  • Costco 10 x20 steel canopy shed (Kevin Viney)
Real Estate & Rentals
The self-service Real Estate & Rentals section is where you manage your own rental and real estate listings. Add photos, and edit your listing as you like. Learn more and submit your listing here.
Open House “Baja Anglers” - Tomorrow Dec 2, 3-6pm. Find location here. Diamante Realtors.
Ride Sharing & Travel
The Ventana View Travel Board is where you coordinate with other travelers.
  • Need a ride to or from the Airport? Want to share a shuttle?
  • Looking to Caravan up and down the Baja peninsula?
  • Need transport for you or your stuff to or from La Ventana?
  • Or can you offer a ride for people or stuff?
New Rideshares
New Travelshares
  • Southbound Dec 2021: Caravan. I am interested in finding a caravan to drive down crossing the boarder at Mexicali around December 27th. (Emma Bassein)
  • Southbound Dec 2021: Caravan. Crossing date, Dec 6 at either San Ysidro or Mexicali depending on caravan opportunities. Two days to La Ventana with a … (Julie)
  • Southbound Dec 2021: Ride for People. Need a ride to Cabo San Lucas. 1 person. (Tim Fawcett.)
  • Southbound Jan 2022: Caravan. Hoping to caravan through Mexicali on/about Jan 10th. (Steve)
In Case of Emergency
Bookmark the In Case of Emergency page. Numbers to call and how to call them if you need help. We depend on the entire community to help keep this often changing information up to date. Email us with feedback, suggestions, corrections.
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