Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rainy Day in Loreto, Baja California del Sur

Loreto was the first settlement on the Baja Peninsula and served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777.

Loreto is located on a large bay in the Sea of Cortez, and there is a large marine preserve with dolphins, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and lots and lots of pelicans.

A tropical storm passed to the east of Loreto while we were there, making for a very wet, rainy day.

I would happily go back again, to sip a glass of wine at the bar overlooking the square, to watch the sun rise over the bay and to stroll the streets and alleys.

The town is full of palm trees and flowers and framed by the coastal mountain range.