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10 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 30. Mulegé, Baja Sur to Catavina, Baja Norte


It was time to pack everything and head north to the USA


On the 29th of November 2013 we said good bye to Lynne and Dave, Coyote Beach, and the warm weather. Thank you Lynne and Dave, without your encouragement, we probably would not have driven all the way down here.


Packing the Truck to Leave Coyote Beach


Leaving Bahia Concepcion, the Bay of Conception

We had a beautiful drive between Santa Rosalia and San Ignacio. The dormant volcanoes Las Tres Virgenes, El Azufre and Viejo just stood there, history in cooled rocks.



Along the Volcanoes

Anders and I discussed many of the experiences we have had down here on the Baja. We were exited, sad, and happy to go back home.


Ranchers on a Morning Ride

Initially we had in mind to go and see if the whales were in the Laguna Ojo de Liebre close to Guerro Negro, but the road to the Campo de Ballinas ( Whale Watch Camp ) was still closed.
Too bad. We will have to come back some other time. Apparently the best time to see the calving whales with their babies is January to April.


Leaving Baja Sur

Entering Baja California Norte

Just north of Guerro Negro we entered Baja Norte. There was another military check point. It was interesting, driving north, at most of the military check points, and there were probably 6 to 8 of them,  the searches were more thorough. They checked the inside of the truck and the truck bed in the back opening all containers. Also, they always tapped on the truck doors on the inside to check if they sounded hollow. The military were friendly, but stern. No photos allowed.


Driving Through the Valley of the Protected Cirios Cactus

We really enjoyed this drive through the cacti fields, the desert, the mountains. We got used to the narrow roads, trucks hugging the yellow middle lane, curva peligrosa ( dangerous curves ), tope ( speed bumps ) and the hidden Stop signs in the small towns.


Desert with a big variety of Cacti

We drove all the way to Catavina and stayed for the night at the Mision Catavina Hotel.

For more pictures of this part of the trip, please click here

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