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Outdoors: The Luck of the Whale Shark

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When my girlfriend Karen suggested that a road trip south to the Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja California early one November would be the best way to celebrate her birthday, my answer was a fast yes.

Midway down the length of Baja on the Gulf side, the Bahia de Los Angeles, or Bay of LA is a large, calm body of water set into a crusty desert-meets-sea landscape. Amenities include gas, a museum, hotels, restaurants, and a clinic, but the little village (population: 500) is housed in a paint-faded accumulation of squat buildings. Even though writer John Steinbeck complained in the 1940’s about modernization, the Bay of LA is decidedly un-touristy. Read Full Story

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