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🌅 The Ventana View - 6 julio 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.
  • Ventana View Announcement: Summer doldrums. Expect the next edition in 4 weeks: August 3.
  • Big thanks and shout out to the guys who have been cleaning up the trash and garbage at the out door pickle ball courts (La Cancha) it is greatly appreciated by all the players there. Thanks, Dos -
  • Looking to rent a serviced site for our 36’ fifth wheel trailer year round.
  • Artisan Night Market - Plaza Del Teso. Sábado Julio 9, 6-9pm. All are Welcome. Check out new art, clothing, fashion, home decor & some barkey items. There Will be Music and Tony’s Will be open for food & drinks. Questions can be directed to Osai - in El Teso Plaza 10-1 every day but tuesday & possibly wednesday. Let’s celebrate summer together.
Observing the Reef - (by William Ihne) Here’s a newer fish video: Snorkeling in Baja. There are many fish vids on my Youtube channel, Observing Baja Coral Reef Fish, Ventana Bay that I have not shared with the Ventana View. I have been documenting life around the reefs of El Sargento, identifying well over a 100 species of fish since Nov. 2017. There still exists tremendous diversity around the reefs. However, the adult fish are scarce, and the sharks along the reefs right by El Sargento, I have never seen one in over 500 snorkels. I understand there is a La Ventana dive shop owner who is working with the local shark fisherman to take tourists to see the sharks out toward Punta Arena.
So if fewer sharks are taken and a tourism industry grows around seeing the sharks, maybe they will return to the reefs where I swim? Let’s hope so. They are an important part of the ecology, as are the sardines, which haven’t returned to the shore where I filmed them last year in one of the largest returns in 25 years. In case you missed it: The Return of the Sardines. It was a magnificent thing to witness, and the video is really a tribute to “life rebounding.”
The footage I share linked below is from between Muertos Bay and Punta Arena. Hope you like it. William
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) Cape Thread Snakes (Rena boettgeri) are the strangest snakes that I have ever seen, by far! 
These small, burrowing, worm-like creatures primarily eat ants and termites, as well as their larvae. They are most commonly found in well-vegetated areas with loose soil. The one in this photo was found in our neighbor’s water cistern. 
Since Cape Thread Snakes are long and thin, hardly tapering on either end, they seem more like worms than snakes. Their eyes are very small and can be hard to see, resembling scales; their mouths are so tiny they look as though they were an afterthought; and, last but not least, their scales are translucent PINK!
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.
Community Action
Food Drive for the Catslandia Shelter, San Bartolo - Hello, this is Catslandia Shelter and we need your help. We are already 4 years old and now we have 40 cats. We need to collect 20 bags of 20 kg (400 kilograms) of cat food for the summer. Also, if you have cat food that your cat does not like, please donate to Catslandia. Help our kitties get through summer! Thank you. Contact us here:
No Más Basura - Recycling Day tomorrow July 7th! We are waiting for you from 8-10am. Same location. Opposite side of El Palmar. Our summer schedule is every 2 weeks, unless advertised differently. Please make note of the next one on July 27th.
We also have the following Clean up Activity coming up Saturday July 9th. Hurricane season is coming up fast. A Clean up will help to mitigate the amount of trash swept out to sea and contaminate other areas. You can meet us on Saturday at 6am at La Tuna to pick up bags and getting asigned an area to beautify. We will also have bags to distribute on Thursday at Recycling. If you like to pick up some and clean areas elsewhere you see the need. 
Please be part of the change by helping and supporting this Clean up Event. Your NMB team
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.
Emilio the Pie Guy - I am still baking and will keep going throughout the whole summer. If I have enough orders to make it worth the (expensive) ride, I will be delivering outside of Diamante Offices. Message me here: - or look for my posts in the Facebook groups.
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:
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 all listings! New this week:
  • Available: ATV for weekly rental (Penny Laine)
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?
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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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Edie & Chris - Corredor Mar de Cotez, El Sargento, BCS 23232 Mexico