Interesting things from Baja
Here are some interesting things I saw on the trip to Baja last week...
This was in Loreto, Mexico, before we started kayaking. It was right on a main street in front of a store. I guess I never had seen one of these used as a planter before.
Ok, at first glance, you may not be able to figure out what is interesting about this picture from La Paz. A hint is that it is related to the handicap ramp. If you look closely at the bottom of the ramp, you'll see that the ramp does not go all the way down to road level, but instead ends at the curb, where they then painted the curb blue. So someone in a wheelchair on the road would not be able to go up this ramp.
Actually, I don't know how anyone in a wheel chair would go up the ramp. Perhaps if they parked their car right there and put the car's ramp on the blue, but this doesn't seem likely as the parking spot designated for handicap people is a little further down the road.
I guess they don't get that much rain in La Paz, so use their aqueduct (which are meant to allow rain water to flow past town without flooding the streets) as roads during the dry season. Hopefully the folks parked there are able to move their cars before any flash floods come along.
This was an interesting way to park a boat in the La Paz harbor. I think this boat is a keel boat, so has a lot of weight in its keep to keep it from flipping. This weight would make it difficult to get out of the sand, as it would be too heavy to lift. I guess they have to wait for enough tide to come in to float it out, but I don't think the tide would come in far enough to do this. Maybe this boat is permanently parked there.
I think this may give a new meaning to the term "car grill".