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🌅 The Ventana View - 29 diciembre 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.
  • Failure to Launch: my veg garden has failed to sprout like usual this year. If you have any seedlings you are thinning or extras, I would love to pick them up and provide a new home. I have tomato starts in exchange. Happy Gardening. Lorina_marchand@hotmail.com Thanks 686-392-2948 mx cell
  • Is the bus service from El Sargento to La Paz running this year and what hours? Bob rcjohnston@earthlink.net
Baja Night Sky - Comet Leonard is growing fainter by the day, but you can catch it tonight precisely in the SW at 7 pm. Look 10 degrees above the true horizon (not the mountain tops), about a fist at arm’s length. Leonard is too faint to see without binoculars. Start ten minutes early where your vision is not disturbed by outdoor lights, and get your binos focused on a bright star or planet before searching for the comet. Stars and comets set at the rate of one degree every 4 minutes, so you have about 20 minutes to scan the region with binoculars looking for a faint cloud streaking away from the sun’s location below the mountain peaks. Use averted vision (off-center vision) to make the comet pop out much brighter. This week is your last chance to see Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter lined up in the west. Venus, the brightest and lowest of the three, sets early. Through binoculars, it looks like a crescent moon. It will soon disappear behind the sun and reappear in mid-January as the morning star before sunrise. By the way, if we all shade or turn off our outdoor lights, it will make finding the comet much easier. Tom at BajaNightSky@gmail.com
Look for Leonard tonight!
Look for Leonard tonight!
Baja Birding Club - Fourth Outing: In Search of Waterbirds. I know that a sewage lagoon does not sound like an appealing place to watch birds, but trust me when I say that one can see some amazing birdlife in such places, including the one in La Paz not far from Walmart. If time permits, we may also visit a nearby beach for seabirds and possibly even the dam reservoir on the way home. If interested, meet me for car-pooling just outside Marlin Azul restaurant just south of Baja Joe’s at 7:30am, Sunday, January 2. David Bird. david.bird@mcgill.ca 
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Becoming sunny. North wind 14-16 mph) The ASCAT satellites measured 5-10 knot north winds just offshore last evening, and all numerical model forecasts show north background flow this afternoon that may be just enough to help trigger our thermal. Thick high clouds early this morning should clear by mid-morning and a sunny afternoon will likely give us at least a partial thermal boost. Surface low pressure will move southward along the northern and central California coast today and into southern California on Thursday. As this happens the background flow will become light and variable on Thursday over BCS, with only a weak onshore wind expected during the afternoon. The surface low is forecast to move inland over the northern Baja Peninsula Thursday night then into the southwestern U.S. on Friday. The background flow will become westerly on Friday, with only light and variable winds expected here in the lee of the Cacachilas Mountains. As the surface low races eastward on Saturday, strong surface high pressure will build into the western U.S. and send a surge of north wind down the Sea of Cortez. Norte conditions look likely for Saturday night and Sunday, with gusty north winds and a developing large swell. Norte conditions may ease a bit on Monday, but relatively strong north flow and sunny skies will likely lead to another windy day. Long-range numerical model forecasts show the surface high to our north remaining nearly stationary, with a string of great days that may last through next week. Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Farmers Market - The market is on! Every Thursday, located on the main road, Corredor Isla Cerralvo, just a few blocks north of Club Cerralvo. Announcements this week:
  • Fresh Smoked Yellow-Tail and smoked Yellow-Tail Dip this Thursday at the Farmers Market, great for those new years appetizers. Paty’s homemade Strawberry Jam, her new Mango Passion fruit Jam, the original Pepper Jelly, Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly, Mango Chutney & Vanilla beans from Veracruz. Also Baja Art cards and Handmade Mexican blouses. See you there, Larry and Paty
Community Action
No Más Basura - Our next Recycling day is tomorrow 30th of December. We are locate on the West side of the Farmers market and waiting for you between 8am - 10am. Come by and check out the posts which are made from your plastics. 
Our team wishes everybody a happy and healthy New Year 2022! Nomasbasuralv@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.
Baja Wellness - Swedish/Relaxation, Sports, Deep Tissue, Thai and Aromatherapy Massage. With over 15 years experience. Trained and Certified in a variety of Eastern and Western philosophies and modalities that I like to incorporate in my massage sessions. Each massage session is tailored to my clients needs at that time. Also offering Holistic pure wholesome vegan natural skin care and therapeutic Aromatherapy products.
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all. Announcements:
Benson’s Bar - Every Tuesday 6pm Open Mic Night. Join us for an incredible night at Benson’s. Bring your instrument.
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:
Pico Pala Adventure Tours El Triunfo - Recreational Adventure event for all levels next Sunday, January 2nd, 2022. Three simultaneous activities hiking, trail running and mountain biking to celebrate Pico Pala’s grand opening at El Triunfo. Register at 612 159 1657 facebook.com/PicoPalaTours
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:
  • Ford F250 Key & Fob (Richard L Shirey)
  • Driver License from New Hampshire (Wanda McLay)
  • Ball cap (Ruth)
  • Sunglasses (Ruth)
  • Seriously, too many to list in the newsletter. Kite gear, bikes, a motorcycle, a popcorn machine. You name it. Forty-two available items added this week! Go here to see them all.
  • Twin Tip Board 36x41 or 41 size bindings (Simona)
  • Wanted Ocean kayak to rent (Ross)
  • 35 lb Dumbbells (Dave)
  • Wing foiling gear (Michael)
  • Small foil board Dwarfcraft Micro (Jeremy)
  • RV trailer in good condition (J)
  • Dumbbells (WENDY)
  • Go Joe (Wendy)
  • Lift 170 (Richard)
  • dog crate (Sarah)
  • Surf board under 5ft (Staci)
  • Women’s XS Hardshell Waist Harness (Staci)
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.
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 Jan 2022: Ride for People. Traveling to La Ventana mid to late January from North of bay area. Room for one passenger/driver and not too much bagga… (Dexter Keehn)
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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