Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Beauty of Life

Photo by Nettie Adams

As morning breaks and the constant shuffle of the waves comes softly as the light, I can smell the water, the morning dew.


The beauty of the rebirth of the desert builds hope in me. After  years of too little water everything around La Duna seemed to barely survive, everything was contained with the least amount of movement, with the least amount of need. A long meditation.

And then suddenly after building up heat and the stillness heavy, the first drops came, followed by an outcry of release, down pouring wetness soaking the dry earth. It injected a sparkle into the dormant bodies, it made them all dance, and jump, and run, and sing under the rain.




It did not take long for the colors to appear, fresh tender leaves started to grow on every plant, on every inch of dirt, and as quick as in a couple of days you could see some flowers to start forming, and live just roar! Fresh food brought all animals to a frenzy, all out there to feed on sweet grass, and on each other. Even us attacked by mosquitoes and flies.

Our goats and dogs could not believe their eyes, their noses lifted smelling the fresh scent of  grasses, time to heal and replenish the dried out heaviness. They go out with Miguel as their shepherd, happily jumping and playing, it is fun to watch them all go and be free.




I stay behind listening to the birds songs, following the hundreds of of little lizard trails, busy highway on the dune. And there's the sea, always there, sometimes overgrown and powerful, others retracted into his own self. The unstoppable blue horizon and cooling soft breeze can brush away any of my worries. I just seat there and watch, and feel gratitude for the blessings in my life.





Now Fall is settled here and this renewed energy keeps us busy. Yoga, stargazing, bread and cheese, Spa services, horseback riding adventures, cool nights, all and more is coming back to La Duna.

Hope you do too!

Gabriela

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Directions to paradise

 Wondeful Photos by Sondra Marshall at La Duna



Directions: 

from La Paz take the highway 1 north towards Constitución and Loreto. 

After El Centenario take the highway towards San Juan de la Costa, at the gas station junction. 

On km 23 "El Cajete" exit  highway and take the dirt road to your right. 

Follow for 5 miles until you reach the ranch.








 
Reservations required for visitors and events. 

Please e-mail Gabriela@ecobaja.com


Monday, January 9, 2012

Directions

Welcome to this wonderful new year 2012!


At Rancho La Duna we are ready to start this new year with many more activities that bring the experience of simple life in nature to our visitors, yet art, creativity, healthy and delicious food, gracious accommodations, and enjoyable outdoor activities can also be part of this simple life.


Come for a visit, come to stay, partake of our events, you are welcome!



We are immersed in a forest of cardon cacti between the skirts of the Giganta mountains and at footsteps of the Sea of Cortés.


Here you can experience many different activities in nature like horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, hikes, spa services, stargazing nights, traditional ranch life, healthy cooking classes, art and creativity workshops, yoga retreats...


Take a closer look at our tabs to find out more about our services and scheduled events, or contact us for more information.




Directions: from La Paz take the highway 1 north towards Constitución and Loreto. After El Centenario town take the road towards San Juan de la Costa. On km 23 "El Cajete" exit  highway and take the dirt road to your right. Follow for 5 miles until you reach the ranch.

 
Reservations required for visitors and events. Please call  (612)140-0948 or e-mail Gabriela@ecobaja.com