1992 was truly
seminal year. Lots of things happened that presaged things to
come. Bruce brought his camper down and established the first
Campo Bruce. Ed and I bought a boat and hauled it down twice.
The second time, it stayed. Cathy made her first trip to Baja.
We experienced the fury of the winds at Thanksgiving. Too bad
these pictures are so poor. They were taken with my old 8mm camcorder,
not even with the Super 8. Because they're so awful, I'm not going
out of my way creating a contemporary webpage. I'll stick with
the format of my earlier creations.
This was the
trip that Bruce's camper arrived. Keith and Sean brought it down
on Keith's truck. My boat made its debut. The winds crossing the
Laguna Salada were legendary. It blew so hard that I could hardly
open the door. I had to use my feet. The boat cover was shredded
by the time we arrived. Rain appeared in the form of thundershowers
north of San Felipe. The boys from the Bay area rode down with
Jerry. Pieces fell off my trailer as I progressed down the road.
We spent most
of the time hanging out in Bruce's camper and chasing Mike the
mouse. The wind was ferocious. We made a run down to Gonzaga to
avoid the big waves. We did launch one day and picked up fish
This was Cathy's
first trip to Baja after we began courtin' in September 1992.
The weather was nice. We
camped out in Eugene Rumer's tent. The fishing was good, as the
gill netters hadn't screwed the place up to badly yet. Fisherman
Loco Mike was down. It had been a wet autumn and the desert was
green. Things bloomed that I haven't seen blooming since. Naty
was the Padrón at Las Encantadas. He kept order in the
place. The whole family was down for the holiday that year. We
went to a nice party at Las Encantadas for New Year's Eve. It
was the last time that things were as tranquil, as Naty passed
a way a year or so later.
that's it for 1992, go back to
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