Potpourri – Short Shorts of All Sorts!
Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can’t address the many short subjects with proper attention. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few “short shorts” to keep you up to date.
Mermaid’s Market Returns for 2019/2020 Season
If you happen to be in town on a weekend of the Mermaid Market, plan to attend. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine, pick up a freshly made Bloody Mary and walk around the park to enjoy and purchase items made by local artists and crafters. Lovely jewelry, clothing, knickknacks, delicious chocolates from ” chocolate lady” , and beautiful photography are just a few of the great items. Fun place to meet up with friends and catch up. Also, with so many locals there, you can always find out the happenings around town. We’ve always been able to pick up unique gifts for friends back home. Parking is easy and shopping is stress free. Its perfect!
Rocky Point Rally 2019 is Just Around the Corner
The Rocky Point Rally was started in 2001 by local businessman Oscar Palacio Soto and a group of friends after they rode to Laughlin, Nevada, for the motorcycle rally there. Once home, they decided that what Laughlin could do they could do better.
The organizers agreed from the start that bikers coming to their new rally would be encouraged to register, and that the registration funds would be used to help support the Red Cross and other local charities. What was then a new rally is now a well-established and successful event, with nearly 10,000 attendees in 2018.
This year, Rocky Point Rally turns 19. It’s that time again. Time to begin thinking about throwing the passport in the saddlebag…
Sea Turtles Laying Eggs on Rocky Point Beaches
Each year around this time, mother sea turtles arrive from the sea and bury their eggs on beaches around Rocky Point. Many of these eggs will not survive if left alone, especially in areas frequented by beach-going humans. For that reason it is important not to disturb the mother turtles or the eggs. If you witness a nest or a mother turtle laying her eggs, give a wide berth to them and report the location.
In one recent discovery pictured above, 101 sea turtle eggs were rescued by PROFEPA biologist, Itzel Cardenas, with support from ZOEFMAT and agents from the Tourist Assistance Unit. At the time of this photo, three nests had been rescued so far this year totaling 280 eggs which were moved into incubator’s so that they can spawn and return to the sea.
New $200 Peso Bill Features Rocky Point Area Landmark
The Mexican Federal Government has issued a new $200 peso bill which has been released and is now being circulated. Changing currency and releasing new bills is nothing very spectacular in itself, but this bill actually has real significance to those of us who live in or frequent Puerto Peñasco. The back of this bill features our very own Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Now people in all of Mexico will get a small glimpse of the beautiful area that we are privileged to have in our own back yard.
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