A Gentle Breeze
Shopping is an addiction for some people. In San Felipe, these are the doomed ones for there is a kaleidoscope of pottery, jewelry, statues, blankets, leatherwear, T-shirts, shells, masks, huaraches, glassware, whirligigs, trinkets and nic-nacs that parade past you on the sidewalks and storm your vision the instant you step inside a curio shop. The siren songs of colors, textures, sounds, smells and the voices of the vendors who promise the price will be "Muy barato." (cheap) can weaken the strongest wills.
The small village of San Felipe is located on the north end of the Sea of Cortez within what is known as the Sonoran Desert, a mere 120 miles south of Calexico and Mexicali on the International border between Yuma and San Diego.
It became one of many fishing villages on the Sea of Cortez to attract fisherman from north of the border, and enticing them with an unlimited supply of shark, yellowtail, roosterfish, totuava, Pacific striped marlin, scorpion fish, stingrays, barracuda, and dozens of other species. The Sea of Cortez has been called the Aquarium of the World.
August 4th, 2012
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