Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sea of Cortez

I think it's ironic that I wanted so much to get to the beach this year and had given up hope after two failed attempts............and now it appears, that I'll be heading to San Carlos and the Sea of Cortez for the month of April. Life works in mysterious ways, to put it mildly.

So, about four or five months ago I saw a small article on the World Heritage designation of that area and the magnificent wildlife and plant life. I didn't save the article, darn. BUT I have read as much as I could find on the net, which isn't much, and I'm blown away at what I have read.
Who knew? Probably all of you and not me, ha. The multiple species of whale that spend time in that area and the size of the sea - over 800 miles long and over 100 miles wide is all mind boggling.

There are two books by Steinbeck that I went to the library (bibiliotecha) to see if they had - Sea of Cortez, A Literary Journal and The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Well they didn't have them so I went on Amazon and one of the books used is over $800US! Yikes - guess I won't be reading those books. Actually I didn't find very many books dedicated to the area, surprisingly.

So, another adventure will begin.........I'll report back and if you have explored that area, let me know all about it. First hand accounts are always THE BEST.

4 comments:

marilyn said...

Hi Babs, I checked on the two books you want. I found "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" from $6ish to over $600 on www.abebooks.com, www.alibris.com and other book searchers. No luck on the Literary Journey.

It caught my interest because I live across the Monterey Bay from Steinbeck country. I poke around in bookshops often, there are probably copies tucked away in dusty corners nearby, but I'm sure no undiscovered $600 copies.

I love your blog. saludos, Lena James

Babs said...

Wow, thanks Marilyn! I'll check it out......Ahh, you live in God's country. That whole area around Monterey Bay is one of my favorite places to visit. And, I'm so glad you enjoy the blog!

1st Mate said...

Hi, Babs - I'll be back in San Carlos April 1! I have a Sunset photo book, "The Sea of Cortez" dated 1967, and I'll get it off the boat for you to look at. It's fascinating because of all the changes that have taken place since then. Where will you be staying? I'd love to hear more about your plans - email me if you like.

Kay Cox said...

Okay, so maybe you should be the one to write a book about the area. Why not, chica?