5 Days in the Heat: Trip to San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur Sep/Oct '08

It was 97 degrees and muy humido when I got off the Alaska Airlines flight at 3 PM, at the Los Cabos airport. Got a rental car and took off to visit friends and check out the rampant growth of the past 3-4 years here at the southern tip of Baja. Got right into the water, it’s 85 degrees for chrissake. Heaven for a water guy from San Francisco. No wetsuit, it’s relaxed, you can swim as long as you like without getting chilled, much less hyperthermed. Here are a few photos:

Surfer at “The Rock,” Costa Azul, San José del Cabo

Old house (vertical logs plastered with mud) in Playitas

Baja 4-wheelers are in a class (of toughness) of their own

Fishing boat parked in Playita near the new harbor; looks ready to rock & roll…

High off the ground 4-wheeler with what looks like a fiberglasss shell, parked across from The Roadrunner cafe in San Jose del Cabo

Owner is architect Sergio Guererro Morales

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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