, pub-1183232341631896, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 We Discover Canada And Beyond: Baja Bound, Part 28. Puerta San Carlos to Mulegé, Baja Sur
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10 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 28. Puerta San Carlos to Mulegé, Baja Sur

From Puerta San Carlos over Loreto to Coyote Beach in Mulegé, Baja Sur

We were so happy to leave our bug hotel early on the 24th of November.

EcoHotel in San Carlos

San Carlos
Driving through San Carlos we realize that there is a fish processing plant and a military base here. That would explain the truck traffic all night. Even though San Carlos is the only other deep-water port on the Pacific coast of the Baja besides Ensenada, it all looks very neglected.

San Carlos close to the fish processing plant

The sport fishing business on the Baja and its protection is hotly debated. The government legislation " Norma Oficial Mexicana 029" may protect endangered sharks and rays, but it is also allowing long-line commercial fishing closer to shore. Fishing villages like San Carlos suffer under uncertain rules.

Old Fishing Boat

We enjoyed beautiful sunshine on our drive back to Ciudad Constitucion, and then north on Hwy # 1 to Ciudad Insurgentes. In this Santo Domingo Valley farming is the main occupation, from sunflowers to wheat and corn.

Sunflower Field close to Ciudad Constitucion

Through the Sierra de la Giganta we had a glorious drive. The sun was shining and the mountains looked gorgeous.

Approaching the Sierra

Enjoying the Views

We saw the odd Rancho, but mostly just Nature

In the Foothills of the Sierra

Sierra de la Giganta

What a great Drive

Once back on the Sea of Cortez, we stopped in at Puerto Escondido. This is a perfect area for new homes on a sheltered bay. Unfortunately it is another huge broken dream. The services are in, but construction stopped very early. Sad.

Laguna Escondido

This Luxury Development came to a Screeching Halt

The Views from Puerto Escondido
Coming Down to Loreto Bay

Back on the Sea of Cortez

On our way to Mulegé we stayed in Loreto at the La Mision Hotel again. What a treat after the bug hotel in San Carlos! 

Hotel La Mision in Loreto

 The old town of Loreto is very comfortable.

Lunch Along the Malecon

The drive through the cacti fields and along the foothills of the Sierra de la Giganta to Coyote Beach in Mulegé is absolutely relaxing and beautiful.

Drive from Loreto to Mulegé
Cacti Fields in the Desert

Lynne and Dave welcomed us on Coyote Beach. Anders and I realized that this beach is the best on the Baja we so far visited. Wonderful clear water, sandy beach, no undertows, and great company..

Dinner in Lynne's Palapa

Dave and Lynne

Lynne arranged for us that we could rent her friend Susan's 5th wheel right here on the beach beside them. It was like coming home.

For more pictures from this part of our trip, please go to our Web Album

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