Took a day off

Saturday I took a day off and took a trip to La Bufadora and Punta Banda two places closely located south of the city of Ensenada. I have been to both location before with a friend and to my amazement I was able to find my way without difficulty. The good news is the road out the La Bufadora (Blow Hole) is being widened and that is also the bad news as for some distance there are no lines to guide you on the road. During the day not a big problem at night that makes for an interesting drive in the dark as there aren’t many lights to guide you even when driving through the little villages.

I got to La Bufadora and the main reason was to see an artist and friend Scott Kennedy and perhaps buy some of his prints for my house in San Felipe. The studio Scott has looked like it was closed up and I asked the parking attendant what was up and he informed my that Scott may have closed the gallery but he still came by. I went down to the blow hole cautiously eyeing the wares for sale and avoiding the eager venders looking for an early more sale. I took a few photos for my Facebook page and then walked back to the gallery. On my way back I smelled some food cooking and went into a restaurant and the greeter was handing me a menu to entice me to stay when I asked him for a menu in spanish. Well, that threw him for a spin as he had to look for a menu in spanish then we exchanged some ideas of what to eat and I was given the menu to take up stairs where I was the only customer with a wonderful view of the shore line, the waves coming in, sea birds flying by and the sounds of the sea. My waiter was a very pleasant fellow and we passed a few words in english and then I asked him to please use spanish as I was learning spanish and I needed the practise. There was a perceptible change in demeanor he became more friendly and curious about where I lived and where I was learning spanish all this passed in spanish which just pleased the heck out of me 🙂

Breakfast was good; not in the style I’m used to at my favorite restaurant in San Felipe where I’m spoiled at Chupo’s restaurant but passable the coffee was very good, the view was excellent. I took my time and enjoy the view and my food-lingered over coffee then paid my bill and continued on my way until I got to a vender selling woven bags there I purchase a very sturdy woven bag for $15 and had a pleasant conversation with the man and went to another vender selling glassware were I got what I thought was a deal; I bought six bubble glasses the typical Mexican bubble glass with the blue rim for $16 so I beat the price for the same thing in San Felipe. The new woven bag came in handy for carrying my new glasses. I talked again to the parking attendant and found out Scott had to go to a doctor’s appointment and wouldn’t be back till after lunch. So I took the time to explore the area and take few more photos then waited for Scott to return at the local bar with grand view of the cove and again had the place almost to myself.

Long story short I got to meet Scott we reviewed his stock of prints at his gallery and then went to his and Marie’s house and looked at more prints and talked and talked some more. I bought three prints and love them can’t wait to get them framed an on my walls at the house in San Felipe A few beers later we agreed to meet at a local restaurant for dinner and when we did we had a wonderful evening talking and meeting new people.

After dinner I made way back to the house I’m staying at. I found it in the dark without a problem which gave me a lot of relief.

Here are some photos from yesterday;

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The Cove

The Cove

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The Pacific was being very tranquil saturday

The Pacific was being very tranquil saturday

The waves gently breaking over the rocks

The waves gently breaking over the rocks

Here we are at Sharky's restaurant Punta Banda

Here we are at Sharky’s restaurant Punta Banda

The ladies

The ladies

The gentlemen

The gentlemen

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2 thoughts on “Took a day off

  1. Hi Julia! It’s Lisa, your Baja neighbor. Sounds like you had a very nice weekend. You’re halfway through this brave experience and as we know, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! I look forward to platicando en Espanol contigo si puedo.

  2. Today was good day covered a lot of material and I had a teacher to myself so that made for an intense put productive session. Now it would be great if I could remember it all. 😀

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