San Felipe, Mexico



April 10, 2005, Catalina Meders, Title Company Bookstore, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Town Report:

Yesterday San Felipe had some pretty high winds in the morning. Ed drove down to San Felipe in the early morning from Calexico and said there were small trees and branches down all along the road. Plus the tables from the coffee shop were blown over and I couldn't put the books outside for a couple of hours.

However today, Sunday, it is calm and the sky is a little hazy, but blue. Right now the temperature is about 65 degrees and the humidity apparently is 69%, although it doesn't feel like it. The winds are supposed to increase to 10-20 miles per hour later today, which might well happen, but right now San Felipe is lovely and the tide is very far out, and there are many people strolling on the beach. It's one of those days when San Felipe looks more like the French Riviera than part of Baja. The forecast for the coming week says that we will be up in the 90s by Thursday. Yikes! What happened to spring?

But everyone says the desert around San Felipe is just fantastically beautiful, especially as you get towards the foothills of Diablo, all kinds of flowers. The unusual amount of rain San Felipe had earlier this year is the reason for that, but I guess it'll mean the mice population will soar, and ditto the snake and owl count. Still it's fascinating to watch. I caught a deer-slayer in my house the other evening. I wasn't too happy about that because it looked like a juvenile. I hope there aren't dozens of little deer-slayers living on my patio somewhere. Until next week, vaya con Dios from the bookstore by the bay.

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