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🌅 The Ventana View - 6 abril 2022

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What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • Would like to know if the bus still operates from El Sargento to La Paz? If so, name and number of driver?
La Ventana Stories: Early Explorers of La Ventana Bay - (by Tom Spradley) We look again at the Indigenous Americans who lived here thousands of years ago and some of the first European explorers who visited the bay. The introductory fictional account about the Pericu Indians relies on archaeological evidence and a few written reports about their language and culture. Read on…
Ship at Anchor at the Surgidero de Cerralvo (Sketch by Louise Spradley)
Ship at Anchor at the Surgidero de Cerralvo (Sketch by Louise Spradley)
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) - Usually I would have an article all about one specific reptile but, this time, I have a topic that is far more important.
Earlier this week, a friend contacted me saying that there was a snake on his cousin’s farm and they were going to kill it. I got there as soon as possible and, luckily, they had waited for me. It was a harmless and beneficial Cape Gopher Snake that eats mice and keeps the farm from getting rodent-infested. (I have an entire column on Cape Gopher Snakes in the archive.) This is a real lesson.
Many of the 16-ish non-venomous snake species around La Ventana somewhat resemble venomous rattlesnakes and will do their best to act like rattlesnakes to ward off predators. Unfortunately, since people are so afraid of rattlesnakes, this defensive mimicry has the opposite effect on humans. In other words, rather than warding off human predators, acting like a rattlesnake actually makes people more likely to hurt or kill a snake.
However, there are ways to help. For example, our neighbors are having a house built and I have befriended the workers. They know that I love reptiles so, every time they find one, they let me take it instead of possibly killing it. In this way, I have assisted three sand snakes, two whiptail lizards and many scorpions. 
If you find a snake or lizard and don’t know what to do with it, I am more than happy to identify and/or relocate it, which is not ideal but sometimes necessary.
If you want to talk or walk reptiles, email And check out the new All Things Reptile page on the website, an archive of all of the reptile stories posted in the newsletter.
Pickleball Update - After only 5 weeks of fundraising, we have sold 52% of the available memberships in Tango Azul Pickleball Resort! We see this as a huge success given that we were only able to start fundraising at the end of the season. Please join us so we can move to the construction phase! Reach out with any questions or for information about how to join to:
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Sunny. Sunny. North wind 14-16 mph) Although forecast confidence is low for today, the latest numerical model forecasts show just enough north background flow may be present to help trigger at least a partial thermal kick this afternoon. It’ll be close, but best to be ready if we get lucky. Model forecasts continue to show a relatively strong surface high pressure system building into the western U.S. tomorrow, with norte conditions developing over the Sea of Cortez north of Loreto. While the norte is forecast to stay far to our north, all of the latest model runs do show increasing north background flow by mid-afternoon tomorrow, and with sunny skies expected, we should see a substantial thermal boost. 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.
Community Action
No Más Basura - Our next Recycling Day is tomorrow Thursday the 7th from 8-10am. We are waiting for you at the opposite side of the Farmers Market. Please note: No Recycling drop off Thursday 14th of April. Semana Santa activities will keep us busy. We are back on the 21st of April. Same location.
Big Thank You to All of you involved in one way or another in the “Semana Santa Operation”, coordination, donation and execution!! Thank you for being part of the change! Your NMB team 
Hot Springs Beach Update - Thank you to the 844 people who have signed the online petition to stop the development on the Hot Springs beach. The petition has been printed and delivered to Joaquin at the Roundhouse restaurant who is also collecting signatures in person. 
More info on Baja Conservation Facebook page. And please watch the following video to get a better understanding of the threat to this amazing public resource. -
(click image to watch video)
(click image to watch video)
Events & Activities
Ongoing Weekly
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page.
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
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:
Pedro Barón: Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, and Masseur - Services include: Rehab and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders – Orthopedic treatment, Pre and post surgery, Prevention and functional treatment of sports injuries, Muscle soreness treatment, Promoting health through physical activity, Therapeutic exercise, Mobility and stretching, Therapeutic massage, Deep tissue massage, Cupping therapy. Learn more, schedule appointment.
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:
  • Ocean Rodeo TwinTip board (Tony Madsen)
  • Paragliding equipment (David pennington)
  • Gofoil GL 210 front wing (joel)
  • Wing Foiling Beginner Board (A)
  • Mystic harness / Arns - Size M (Aymeric)
  • 8ft Coiled Wing/ SUP Leash (Rob)
  • Jaquish Biomed X3 Bar Elite Portable Gym (Charles)
  • Ozone Reo 6m V5 (Michel)
  • slingshot SST V6 8M 2022 (joel)
  • Switch kites (joel)
  • Slingshot SST 8M 2019 (joel)
  • SUP pump (John)
  • 11 or 12 m used kite (Charlie)
  • People who want to downwind SUP foil (Charles)
  • People who want to practice foil pumping (Charles)
  • Travel trailer (Tim O)
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
  • Northbound Apr 2022: Caravan. We are driving an SUV around April 21 from LV, would like a caravan with a moderate goal including 2 overnights in Baja,… (Charlie)
  • Northbound Apr 2022: Caravan. Headed north mid april…looking to caravan going through mexicali (evan louis)
  • Northbound Apr 2022: Ride for Stuff. Looking for a ride for a 5'8" wing foil board in padded bag from LV/ES ( Ventana Windsports) to Bend or Hood River area … (Esteban)
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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