Showing posts from June, 2008
Loreto Nursery School Director and Motorized Kayaks

I wanted to share with you the great news of our friend Yolanda. She is now the Director of the only Nursery School in Loreto, and oversees staff responsible for 100 children from babies to 5 year olds. The staff and children love and respect her, and we are so happy for her success. Thank you to all our friends that contributed to her family and gave her the confidence to take on this high level position.

Animalandia is a rapidly growing organization in Loreto. Although I do not know first hand much about their activities, Jane Lurie filmed this fundraising video for Animalandia on youtube:

This week we had a traditional clam bake in the sand complete with roaring fire in 90 degree heat at the old Whales Inn site, across the street from the tennis center in Nopolo. Jim Spano and Darryl Jones are major investors in Loreto, along with realtor Javier Mercado and I are toasting great days …
Livin' Large In Loreto - Fishing Ventures Show

This week on FOX Sports West, Ronnie Kovach's Fishing Ventures show will be dedicated to Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It will be shown on FSN West 9:30 A.M., Sunday, June 29 AND 2:30 P.M., Tuesday July 1. Check out this link for more information:

Don't forget our Dorado Loreto Fishing Tournament September 19 and 20, 2008. $30,000 USD in cash prizes and $10,000 USD in raffle prizes. For more info go to or email

Have a great week!
Life in Loreto, Community Spirt, then and now…

In a few months, it will have been five years since I first came to Loreto. It was a regular vacation trip to a sun destination for a few days and I had no expectation that it would be anything more than some fun days of sun, drinking and a lot of laughs. Perhaps it was my subconscious that was seeking something more meaningful, perhaps I wanted to explore and take on a new challenge, and perhaps I was just simply ready for a change. In any event, I went with my gut feeling, listened to my inner child, and took a leap of faith and bought into the vision that Loreto Bay was offering.

A promise of community, of truly genuinely nice people, who did not intend to change the world, only to make a difference to where and how they live. The developer was in the business to sell homes, but their hook was to “tread lightly, live fully”. This was targeted at the environment, the local town, and our new community.

I found the simple pleasures…
Dorado Loreto Fishing Tournament with $30,000 USD cash prizes

We invite you to the First Annual Dorado Loreto Fishing Tournament to be held in Loreto, Mexico on September 19th and 20th, 2008. There will be $30,000 USD cash prizes PLUS over $10,000 of raffle prizes.

This event is sponsored by the Loreto Hotel Association and all are welcome to participate with the Tournament Entry fee being only $300 USD per person. Net Proceeds will go to a local community project. The Event will be hosted by Ronnie Kovach and televised on FOX SPORTS WEST NET and on Ronnie Kovach’sFishing Ventures Show.

This is sports fishing at its best in Super Pangas for Dorado. Get extra bonuses for Grand Slams of Sailfish / Blue Marlin, Yellowtail and Yellowfin Tuna. Fish long hauls among the many islands in the Sea of Cortez and the World’s Aquarium! There will be 2 adults per panga, and one child allowed for free. This is a great way to spend time together among the beauty and wildlife!

Nellie's Place Hotel and Tapas Bar now closed ... Owner gone fishing!

Michael Riley was the last guest of Nellie’s Place Hotel. I would like to personally thank ALL the Loreto Bay homeowners and travellers that have supported Nellie’s Place Hotel and Tapas Bar over the past 18 months. These two businesses started as a whim because “I could”. They were part of my Mexican business education, a great social network, fantastic promotion into my other ventures, and I have no regrets. When times get tough … the tough get going … and we need to focus our energies on our prime business objectives of Dorado Loreto Real Estate business and Baja BOSS services.

To keep my sanity, I am still involved in Velero Del Mar Boat Charters, which gives me the opportunity to spend time with members and make new friends. We were out with Tom Webber when he brought in a nice male Dorado within minutes of me handing him the line. Timing is everything!! It is true that a bad day fishing is still…
A special thank you to my friend Deborah Scanlon for being my guest blogger and sharing her experiences …


These few weeks have been full of special moments and you'd pretty much be a sleep walking zombie to miss the intense natural beauty of this area. It's easy to see in the contrast of an azure sea with desert landscape and towering mountain-scapes. Light constantly shifts and presents mother nature's palette. The subtle hues on the Sierra de la Gigantas at morning light is a delicious time of day. Then the table is set once again as the setting sun brings Islas Carmen alive and dazzling, popping off the blue sky canvas. Kodak moments. This week has been full of them. Having worked for Eastman Kodak for 13 years, the phrase 'Kodak moment' has at times been quite literal for me. Of course, branding aside, everyone understands it means something very special, typically visually and emotionally. An image that evokes a fee…