Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Interesting things from Baja

Here are some interesting things I saw on the trip to Baja last week...

click on picture to see large sizeThis 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.

click on picture to see large sizeOk, 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.

click on picture to see large sizeI 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.

click on picture to see large sizeThis 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.

click on picture to see large sizeI think this may give a new meaning to the term "car grill".



At 9:27 AM, Blogger California Kayaker Magazine said...

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At 10:33 PM, Blogger California Kayaker Magazine said...

I uploaded over 300 photos to Kodak Gallery, for those that want to see more.


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