The one that went away
By Dan Binetti
I am a very meticulous and detailed oriented person: from the start of finding your dream home or property to the completion of the buying and closing process, I don´t like surprises and always try to think ahead for unexpected surprises to be ready to address them. The same holds true when I go fishing, as it is my number one passion in my free time. I am always making sure all my gear is kept clean, neat and all knots are checked and double checked, as losing a fish to my failure is not an option I easily accept.
Recently, my sister, her boyfriend Dominic and my nieces visited me and we enjoyed a weeklong stay at the Punta Pescadero Hotel. On the first day, Dominic asked me if I would take him out for some big Tuna, “oh yea” was my immediate response, and two days later we were off to a fine fishing day.
We were one of the first boats out and the second on in the fleet to hook up to a monster tuna (my reel had 60lb test and I had 80lb leader with a live Zebra on as bait). Once I set the hook, the chase was on! “ZZZZZZZZZZZZ” was the most common sound over the next 4hrs with this fish nearly taking all the line plenty of times. As we hit the 6 hour mark the reality set in that this fish was still fresh and we might have another 3 or 4 hours if we wanted to land it, no problem for me or my captain Mundo, but there were others to think about. I had promised my sister we would be back in time to enjoy a nice dinner out and we still had a long drive back to the hotel, too much to think about with the immediate task at hand.
Let’s cut to the chase. At the 7 hour mark, there were too choices: a) cut the line, which is NEVER an option or b) tighten the drag and try to muscle the big boy in, or “sweet Loreen” as I was beginning to call her… So the drag was the choice, and at first, it seemed that she was coming up from the deep, and then down again. Tighten the drag again and the poll was almost touching end to end. First one eye ring slipped to the side then the next popped off the pole, and then a third… and yes, you guessed it snap goes the line. I have not been able to get out into the tuna grounds again as of yet, but have relived every moment of the fight and lost plenty of sleep while doing it. Nonetheless, the excitement of being out in the sea, doing what I love, is something I look forward constantly.
The same happens in my real estate career. Whenever I meet new clients and prospective buyers, I devote all my energy and knowledge to address all their needs and help them along the way. Since I live, work and enjoy this Baja California Sur paradise, I couldn’t ask for more!
Speaking of living in paradise, the following are just a few of the latest news in Todos Santos Real Estate:
New Listing, Pacific Dream. It is a great property that has been exquisitely maintained. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plenty of room to expand and cactus, palm & vegetable gardens. Offered at $525,000 USD
A great summer home is Baja Cottage. Its palapa roof helps it stay nice and cool during the hot summer months. It is also located close to downtown in Todos Santos and has really nice Mature gardens with a variety of fruit trees and outdoor bar and cooking area ideal for entertaining. Offered at $175,000 USD
And to finish up, Casitas Clasicas del Centro has a highly motivated seller. This is a great property that can be turned into a niche B&B, artist community center or for rental purposes. It is turnkey ready and if purchased now, the new owner would be ready to start running their dream business for what looks to be a very strong 2012 tourist season. Offered at $264,000 USD
The above are just a few of the many options in real estate in Todos Santos, Pescadero and all the Pacific Coast. To tour them or to see any of or many more properties, feel free to send us an email to email@example.com or to visit us in our office in Plaza Antigua, downtown Todos Santos.