Totuaba and Rock Point or Rocky Point
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The Totuaba thrived in the deep, rocky waters of the Sea of Cortez, and thus, the Totuaba fish became very great in number. The most economic, and efficient way of fishing the Totuaba was through a hook and line instead of the more costly method of drag fishing. The ideal places to fish Totuaba were near the mouth of the Colorado River.
The first settlers used the caves and natural refuges among the rocks of the "Whale Hill" (now the Old Port area of Puerto Peñasco). They pick Whale Hill overChoya Hill because Whale Hill had a natural estuary next to it which meant calm waters that were ripe for fishing, and provided protection for the fishermen's fragile boats. In the 1970's this estuary was dragged and it became the refuge for the modern shrimp fishing fleet that is so well known by Penasco today. Little by little, cardboard and wooden houses were built on the north east side of the Whale Hill.
Back then shrimp was not yet appreciated as a part of Rocky Point as much as it is today, so it was fishing the Totuaba that made it possible for Rocky Point to be what it was, and is, a precious rock set between the desert and the Sea of Cortez.
To be continued...
It's all in the soil you stand on...
Love starts through your feet...
One of the most deeply rooted qualities in man is the love for the place where our home stands. The love for being part of our home starts at birth and continues throughout our lives. Part of being human means we love the world around us, we especially love the ground and the soil it holds. It is through our feet that , we connect with the composition of that soil. We even know how it tastes; we know what kind of bacterial flora it has, we have carried it with us wherever we go, it is in all of our system. It's that early contact with nature that gives us the sense of belonging to an area and lets us develop a relationship with that area, a relationship which is hard to break.
The accurate, swift response from the Federal Health Department and the following through of it's recommendations to the local tourist services has stopped the spread of the now-called "H1N1" flu. Rocky Point has not yet reported one case of this disease since it's beginning in March 2009. The local health department has made sure to be ready to provide immediate help to any person, local or visitor, holding symptoms of any type of flu.
4th of July weekend reports show Puerto Vallarta as only a 53% occupancy, Cancun, which depends on eastern American and European visitors, as a 61% rate. We had 70% hotel occupancy and about 71% of time-shares occupied. Studies show that there is more than ten times less crime in Rocky Point than Phoenix, Arizona. So keep supporting us and enjoy your stay!