Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
February 22, 2015
Time flies in the real world. Our trip down the Baja was a great last blast before re-entering the real world. Kathy officially started work on February 9 and flew out of San Jose del Cabo (3 hours south of La Paz) to the San Francisco Bay area for some client meetings and a busy first week at work.
Left to my own in Mexico, I made a small effort to sell our Craigslist Honda Accord with 180,000 miles in La Paz and fly home. I wasn't looking forward to the solo mile drive back to Alameda and had some doubts about the reliability of the high mileage Honda. Milton, our host at Casa Buena B&B in La Paz, fueled my adventures spirit by suggesting the existence of a dirt road route via San Juanico to San Ignacio.. the route the Baja 1000 race takes.
I took the beach / salt flat options as I heard that the 'main' road had lots of deep sand.
Many times along the 'short cut' I was pretty sure I'd end up leaving the Honda stuck in a ditch. In the end it was good fun. Local knowledge and a 4X4 with ground clearance strongly advised.
Wrong turn took me across the river twice!
A nice section of 'short cut'.
A little sandy, but again a nice section... there was no way to film the sketch spots.
Salt flat. All good if you stay on the track.
On the way back I spent 5 days at my mom's house in Palm Desert which was really nice.
Finally back on the boat, I've been busy working on boat projects. My list is getting pretty short, but the deck painting project is taking much longer than first envisioned.
Sunset from the beach near our boat in Alameda
Friday, February 06, 2015
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Alameda to La Paz via Palm Desert and San Diego.
NOTE: El Rosario is the last Pemex gas station until you get to Guerrero Negro some 224 miles or 361 km distant. This is the only stretch on the Baja with any shortage of Pemex stations. If you miss that last gas station you, could buy gas from road side vendors with jugs in Catavina.
Guerrero Negro has some superb shrimp tacos.