Batman of Cholla Bay in Rocky Point, Mexico
In the bosom of a small community called Cholla Bay, on the north side of Rocky Point, where Sandy Hill ascends overhead, and the spray of the sea thickens the cool night air, there lies a palace, so tall in splendor that it towers over the town. This majestic, yet ominous citadel is labeled by Google Earth as “La Casa del Gringo Loco.” There, lives Rocky Point’s premier real-estate broker, Susie Flinn, and her husband, Ray Flinn – El Gringo Loco.
During the day, El Gringo Loco leads a normal life, living on the edge of the Sea of Cortez, overlooking the wonderful coastline and the beautiful sea. His eight-story castle is a work-in-progress, and he labors over it day in and day out, as he works to complete his giant creation.
Ray of Cholla Bay – The clandestine tycoon
Where did Ray Flinn get the name “El Gringo Loco” by the locals of Cholla Bay? About 40 years ago, Ray’s truck had a transmission problem. It only drove in reverse. So, after driving through town backwards for a time, they called him “The Crazy American” in Spanish.
Ray Flinn by day, El Gringo Loco has a moniker – an alter-ego. He tears out of his secret lair, beneath his palace. Out of his Batcave, he accelerates down the road heading into town. Like a phantom that rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest, BATMAN heads out in his BATMOBILE, in pursuit of justice! There are banditos afoot in Cholla Bay, and Ray is there to save the day.
The marvelous Batman marvel
Dressed in his guise as Batman, he hits the road incognito in search of crime. After twilight disappears into darkness, you can marvel at this thrilling, if not marvelous phenomenon that truly is a marvel. Batman drives toward the spectacular lights of the city in his Batmobile, in search of escapade in Rocky Point.
Please come visit this giant fortress when you travel to Rocky Point. You may tour this castle for free. And, the views are SPECTACULAR from the top!
The history of Cholla Bay
Named after the shallow bay that it resides against, Cholla Bay is a separate community in Rocky Point, about five miles north of the city. This five-mile buffer provides the ultimate peace and quiet from the sounds of the city, with only the sound of the sea breaking the silence. Also, there are stores, restaurants, and other accommodations, allowing you to stay in town, most of the time. Of course, it’s close enough to the city to head into town for large-scale shopping, or to enjoy the nightlife.
The sunsets are unbelievable. You can watch the sun set behind the 10,000-foot mountains on the Baja California peninsula, 125 miles to the west.
Come visit soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of the border. And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently. So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point. It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.
Thank you for reading Batman of Cholla Bay in Rocky Point, Mexico, written by Greg Hixon of REMEX-IMAGE. Be sure to check out other posts here in the Anchor Storage blog. You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.