San Ignacio After Dark

The good news was that Carol and I got to spend Thanksgiving in Mexico. The bad news was we didn’t spend it together: she was in Loreto and I was in San Ignacio, 273 km to the north of her. I made the best of it by wandering San Ignacio like the village idiot, to end up at Victor’s Restaurant for Thanksgiving fish tacos and a margarita especial.

At 8 pm on a Thursday, San Ignacio was quiet. Some people relaxed on their front porch, while others stayed inside watching TV, with their front door wide open. The town felt relaxed and comfortable just like any small town.

Pre-sunset, Río San Ignacio.
Pre-sunset, Río San Ignacio.
Sunset, south of San Ignacio.
Sunset, south of San Ignacio.
Loncheria La Mision de Kadakaaman north of the Plaza Publica.
Loncheria La Mision de Kadakaaman north of the Plaza Publica.
A small house on Calle Valdivia Peña.
A small house on Calle Valdivia Peña.
Calle Fransisco I. Madero.
Calle Fransisco I. Madero.
A small tienda on Benito Juárez under a dog's watchful eye.
A small tienda on Benito Juárez under a dog’s watchful eye.
Restaurante Victor's in the Plaza Publica, the perfect place for Thanksgiving tacos and a margarita.
Restaurante Victor’s in the Plaza Publica, the perfect place for Thanksgiving tacos and a margarita.
Calle Benito Juárez.
Calle Benito Juárez.
A colorful house on Calle Hildago.
A colorful house on Calle Hildago.
As construction materials, you can't go wrong with corrugated steel and adobe.
As construction materials, you can’t go wrong with corrugated steel and adobe.
Over the door: "Fundada 1869"
Over the door: “Fundada 1869”
Calle Fransisco I. Madero.
Calle Fransisco I. Madero.
Miscelanea Castro is open for business.
Miscelanea Castro is open for business.
Anyone who's visited San Ignacio recognizes Tienda Fischer -- you drove within feet of it.
Anyone who’s visited San Ignacio recognizes Tienda Fischer — you drove within feet of it.
Looking southeast on Calle Venustiano Carranza.
Looking southeast on Calle Venustiano Carranza.
Loncheria La Mision de Kadakaaman, the early days.
Loncheria La Mision de Kadakaaman, the early days.
It's colorful. I see a couple street lights and utility poles. There's a few buginvillas in front of the blue building. The orange building is a mercado, open for business. ADA sidewalks.
It’s colorful. I see a couple street lights and utility poles. There’s a few buginvillas in front of the blue building. The orange building is a mercado, open for business. ADA sidewalks.

 

3 Responses

  1. We have stayed with friends in San Ignacio several times over the years. It’s a pretty sleepy little town. It has a good atmosphere for relaxation. Thanks for posting the pictures.

  2. As always, the photos are wonderful. I was thinking – wouldn’t it be funny (jaja) if one of the houses you shot was a drug lord’s safe house and one of the warehouses were full of stuff. Just call me Agatha. Thanks for sharing.

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