Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cowboy in Baja Mexico

Earlier this year, I spent two weeks traveling in a circle at the tip of the Baja California peninsula of Mexico from La Paz to Todos Santos to San Jose del Cabo. The three locations provided wonderful variety from the largest city in Baja to a quaint small town with a thriving artist colony to a town full of resorts and tourists.

The Mexican cowboy plied the beaches outside the resorts in San Jose del Cabo leading three horses while keeping a lookout for potential customers. Jewelery vendors, jet ski operators and others were frequently seen on the beach, but nowhere near as annoying as the relentless time-share salespeople in Cabo San Lucas.

Still healing from a broken hip, I had a great excuse for not hopping into the saddle -- maybe next time.

1 comment:

rjgreenphoto said...

Growing up I was always a "Sci-Fi" guy - Star Trek, etc. As I aged I really came to appreciate our history with regards to cowboys. Then I read a comment Robert Duvall (the actor) made when starring in another cowboy/western movie/miniseries. He said, "Westerns (cowboys and their stories) are our Shakespeare." God, I loved that statement.