Category: Steve Franklin

Sunsets in Winter are the Best!

An argument can be made that the Sunsets in Rocky Point in the Winter are simply the Best! One thing for sure is; the sun always sets towards the West over the Baja Peninsula. But…in the winter the sun sets at 240 degrees in the West, where as in the Summer the sun sets at 300 degrees in the West. What does that mean you ask?

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You Oughta see an Otter

Wouldn’t it be nice to look out your Rocky Point window and see Sea Otters playing and swimming in our waters? Well, at one time they were in the Sea of Cortez along the Baja Peninsula. After all Rocky Point has everything a sea otter could want. They would enjoy our Warm Water, and Abundant favorite foods in Scallops, Clams, Crab, Flounder and Shrimp as well as the peaceful calm water. But, then comes along man and ruins it.

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Seeing Red

The red tailed hawk is the most common Hawk in North America. If you’ve got sharp eyes you’ll see several red tail hawks on your drive from Arizona to Rocky Point. Red-tailed Hawks soar high above open fields and deserts slowly turning circles on their broad rounded wings. Other times you’ll see them atop telephone poles or saguaro cactus looking over their territory for their next prey to pounce upon.

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The Tigers of the Sky

The “Great Horned Owl”. First let’s look at the word “Great”. It’s the largest and most powerful owl in the world and the most abundant owl in North & South America. Their eyes are very large and compared to humans they would be as big as oranges. Their keen sense of eyesight allows them to see in the darkness of night as they become one of the best stealth predators in the world. Their keen sense of hearing allows them to hear and pinpoint the squeak of a mouse at 900 feet away.

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