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10 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 31. Catavina to the US Border


Catavina to Ensenada


We had a good night sleep at the Mision Catavina. Last night we ate at their restaurant and the food was good.


At the Mision Catavina Hotel

After breakfast we went for a walk through the rocks and cacti south of the hotel. I guess it was saying good bye to the cacti and desert.




Morning Walk in Catavina

This stretch of the Transpeninsula Hwy # 1 from Catavina to Ensenada is slow going. The road is very narrow, and through many small towns the drive was very sluggish. Also, at one of the Military checks, we had to wait in line for about 40 minutes.



Catavina to Ensenada

Moving Day in El Rosario

Small Town Life

Workers' Buses

We arrived at Estero Beach in Ensenada about 3pm. We were tired, but happy to be back in our nice hotel on the beach.





Estero Beach Resort, Ensenada

Anders went into town to have the truck washed. He said that he had an interesting conversation with a man who commutes between California, USA and Mexico.


Ensenada to the USA


Next morning, December 1st 2013 we went for another walk along the beach. The air was fresh and much cooler than down south.



Morning Walk on Estero Beach

Today we will leave Mexico and drive into the States.

Driving out of Ensenada there was very little traffic, it was Sunday morning. We turned onto the # 3 Hwy direction Tecate. The Valle Guadalupe and all its vineyards and wineries look very nice. For us it was too early to do some wine tasting, but the locals enjoyed the sunshine, food and wine at some of the wineries.


Leaving Ensenada


Driving through Valle Guadalupe

In Tecate we filled up Diesel on top of the hill. We ate our sandwiches, and gave all citrus juice to the WC attendant. We wanted to make sure not to have illegal fruits or food with us for the border control.


Arriving in Tecate

 It is a little complicated, but we finally found the line-up to go across the border. We waited just under two hours to finally see the border control agent. We were prepared with a list of things we bought in Mexico, but the agent just looked at our passports, asked where we were going, and said: Have a good Day!


At the Border in Tecate Leaving Mexico

Anders and I gave each other a high-five: we were back on familiar territory.

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