November 26, 2012 – We arrived on Friday and the cool evenings of Rancho Verde quickly a distant memory it is simply hot here, over 30C every day and 20C at night.
Our usual photo op and body break along the way at the Tropic of Cancer was different as they are building a significant Restaurant and Tourist Shop at that site, in addition to replacing the Virgin of Guadalupe Memorial that had been located there. This is likely to be completed by the end of the tour season, perhaps sooner.
Did you know the Tropic of Cancer, also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that marks the most northerly position at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event occurs once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun to its maximum extent. Most regions on the Tropic of Cancer experience two distinct seasons: an extremely hot summer with temperatures often reaching 45 °C (113°F) and a warm winter with maxima around 22 °C (72 °F). Most land on or near the Tropic of Cancer is part of the Sahara Desert, whilst to the east the climate is torrid monsoonal with a short wet season from June to September and very little rainfall for the rest of the year. The only location in the United States where the Tropic of Cancer comes even close is just south of Necker Island, Hawaii. In addition to Baja California Sur, the Tropic of cancer crosses over six (6) other Mexican States; Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.
Our new destination is now the Villa Serena RV Parkapproximately 3 km east of Vagabundos on the Los Cabos, we do miss the Vags but we will get over it, we still enjoyed a couple of dinners there and other entertainment.
Villa Serena has lots of manoeuvring room, is a little quieter, the restaurant has a great view and lots of staff. Lisa and I had breakfast here yesterday and really enjoyed it, good meal at a reasonably price for sure. We are confident that with the increased RV traffic, over time, this park will develop and mature to everyone’s liking. All the Baja RV caravans of note are now staying here with their visit to Los Cabos.
We had a wonderful day at the beach yesterday, Playa Santa Maria, the construction work above that has been still for 4 or 5 years is now going again, this will be a multi-million dollar residential subdivision, interesting enough the 3 abandoned homes above the beach on the east bluff have been removed and replaced with nothing, we will see what happens there. The gals on tour really enjoyed their day in San Jose Del Cabo, lots of shopping and we had lunch at Shooters just off the main square, it worked out well, food was good and not too expensive. Artesano`s was an equally big hit earlier in the day. Today we are off to Cabo San Lucas once again for some more shopping then our Happy Hosted Hour at Playa Medano.
Tomorrow we start our journey northward, Efren is waiting for us at the Blanket Factory, south of Pescadero.