Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A-OK in LA Bay!

Hola amigos! We are safe and sound in Bahia de los Angeles (known to local gringos as LA Bay). We are still having an amazing Mexican adventure. After leaving San Felipe, we drove south to Puertocitos passing many small beach developments along the Sea of Cortez. The pavement ends south of Puertocitos and the road turns bad! The 50 miles to Bahia Gonzaga took over five hours to drive - I don´t think we broke 10mph the whole way. Luckily, the scenery was stunning. The land is far more arid than Tucson (about 4in of rain per year) yet it borders on one of the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. We camped at several small, desolate beaches along the way to Bahia Gonzaga (Gonzaga Bay). Even in the more populated towns, we generally occupy the only palapa out of many. For their supposed high season, we are seeing very few tourists. Luckily the scary headlines out of Tijuana are scaring off the gringos!

After two more kidney-punishing hours on the rocky, wash-boarded road, we came back to the Transpeninsular highway. We headed straight for LA Bay where we have again been lounging at the only occupied palapa in our campo. The weather has been phenomenal except for the occasional viento loco (crazy wind) which apparently is common this time of year. Also, the water temp is still too low for comfortable swimming. When we decide to leave here, we will probably start heading back up north along the Transpeninsular and along the Pacific side of Baja.

Once again, this computer is not playing nice with my photos so my words will have to do for now.


Anonymous said...

Nice to have trail stories again - stay safe - all the stuff in Tijuana sounds scary and likely scaring away other tourists. Too bad your photos are not transmitting, as sounds like you have been in some very diverse and interesting places again.
Dorothy Viker

Anonymous said...

OMG... how nice to experience crazy adventure by living through you... keep it up... I LIKE IT.
journey on... hugs, Dina