Loreto, Baja Mexico

Charlie, Marji, John and I flew to Baja California to see the grey whales 15-17 February. Our pilot was Charlie Jackson, Sun Labs’ Webmaster. Our Cessna 182 Skylane II was one of four private planes on the trip from the Shoreline Flying Club.

On 16 February, we went on a fuel run from Mulege south to Loreto. We tied down the plane and took a cab into town for lunch and to see what there was of interest. We found out that Loreto is where Father Junipero Serra began to establish the California missions in the 18th century. Over the Church of San Francisco Javier door it says: 25 Oct 1697, Cabeza y Madre de las Misiones de Baja y Alta California (that is: Head and Mother of the Missions of Baja and Alta California). John and I had seen
St. Francis Xavier
in Old Goa, India, last year (see my March 14, 2007 blog entry). It was interesting to see another church dedicated to this much-travelled missionary. Loreto is also an up-and-coming tourist resort with interesting shops. Cab
rides cost about double what we had been paying in Mulege.

Cessna 182 Tie Down

Cessna 182 Tie Down Loreto Airport, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Domingo’s Place Steakhouse

Domingo's Place Loreto Steakhouse, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Baja Map on Menu

Baja Map on Menu, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Saguaro Cactus Lightshades

Saguaro Cactus Lightshades, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

McLulu’s Fish Tacos

McLulu's Fish Tacos in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Majolica Ceramics For Sale

Majolica Ceramics For Sale in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Loreto Garden

Loreto Garden, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

John, Marji, Charlie

John, Marji, Charlie in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Over Church Door

Over Church Door in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Inside San Francisco Javier

Inside Church of San Francisco Javier in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Airport Stop Light

Airport Stop Light in Loreto, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Marji Copilot

Marji Copilot, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

John in Back

John in Back, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Loreto Cemetary, Sewage Plant

Loreto Cemetary, Sewage Plant, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing shadows 1

Landing shadows 1 at Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing shadows 2

Landing shadows 2 at Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing shadows 3

Landing shadows 3 at Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing shadows 4

Landing shadows 4 at Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Landing shadows 5

Landing shadows 5 at Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Back in Mulege

Back in Mulege, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Dog on Mulege Runway

Dog on Mulege Runway, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Bicycle on Mulege Runway

Bicycle on Mulege Runway, Baja Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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