Monday, 22 September 2008
September 5th to 7th, 2008 - PUNTA CHIVATO & SANA ROSALIA
Chivato Bay. We arrived in the early evening and left in the early morning. I slept on deck and awoke just in time to catch the sun rise. The resort in the pictures appeared to be closed, as we only saw what looked like security persons on site.
We pass the gypsum mining operations on Isla San Marcos.
The mining town of Santa Rosalia. Views of the marina and harbour. (Passat II is the first boat, in the sun, on the left.) This was a major copper mining town, owned for years by a french company. The french influence includes wood buildings and a metal church, designed by Gustav Eiffel (as in the Eiffel Tower Eiffel), built in France for an international exposition, then and shipped to the town from France. A Rotary bench caught my eye. We took a guided sunset tour of the graveyard.
Note: A Canadian mining company, Baja Mining Corp, is planning to reopen the mine starting this year. They are at http://www.bajamining.com/ on the web.
Posted by SV Passat II at 12:19