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[*] posted on 3-1-2011 at 10:06 PM


I called Adam and told him to look for Mike Manana...

Hopefully he will head out to Aqua VBlanca and find him.

Wow............will post what happens.. as Adam has no internet or electricity in the Playita.,
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[*] posted on 3-2-2011 at 03:23 PM


I will so be there for the party when he gets back here (San Diego) !!


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[*] posted on 3-2-2011 at 09:03 PM
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Mike, Don-Kay and Solo walked just over 2 miles to SurfDoc's place today:







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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 01:06 AM


David, it looks like they walked a lot more than 2 miles.

Check the tracking data, they went way south of Sufdocs and then doubled back.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 06:56 AM


Trish and I drove 7 mile north of TS yesterday afternoon looking for Mike and did not see him. We did come across a Mexican family on a small rancho w/a small church in the yard that knew Mike would pass by soon on his trek from SD to Cabo. Even w/my poor spanish and the womans poor english , she managed to ask Why? was he doing it. I tried to explain the "adventure" but she was not buying it. She felt it had to be dinero or pocoloco. We will look again today.



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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 08:57 AM


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David, it looks like they walked a lot more than 2 miles.

Check the tracking data, they went way south of Sufdocs and then doubled back.


Thanks... I know that Mike must have actually walked more than I can estimate or even shows on the track. I am recording progress miles southbound from the previous night location. Since he had the GPS for Surfdoc's, I wonder why he did pass it? Maybe he didn't realize he was so close?

I did not look at the track map because it was late and there was only 2 miles between the SPOT locations! I will have a look now... thanks again!

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OK, Looks like Mike walked about 4 miles south, then turned around and walked 2 miles back north to SurfDoc's.

Shall we call March 2nd, a 6 mile day instead of a 2 mile day?:?:

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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 10:36 AM


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Trish and I drove 7 mile north of TS yesterday afternoon looking for Mike and did not see him. We did come across a Mexican family on a small rancho w/a small church in the yard that knew Mike would pass by soon on his trek from SD to Cabo. Even w/my poor spanish and the womans poor english , she managed to ask Why? was he doing it. I tried to explain the "adventure" but she was not buying it. She felt it had to be dinero or pocoloco. We will look again today.


Some people up here thing we're pocoloco to go to Mexico. I think his reasons have evolved as he has walked down Baja. He probably thought it would be fun and adventous at first, then found it was hard work, then determination set in to finish it. But what ever the reason is or was it has been an exciting trip for everyone, even us armchair quarterbacks.

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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 11:08 AM


While he was a registered Baja Nomad before his trip... he sure became a special member of this site during it, and discovered how great Nomads are for help and fun!



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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 04:01 PM
Why?


It ends up this guy lives a 100 metres or so from where Mike is staying. He asked "Why does he do it?"

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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 04:06 PM
Safe in Las Playitas


We found where Mike is staying, but did not see him. He may have been planning his trip through TS with his host.

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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 06:43 PM


I see Solo in there!

Mike is spending a second night at SurfDoc's per today's SPOT signal.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 07:17 PM


Amigos, caught up in The Adventure. No Parades! Please :spingrin: Pardon the inturuption. Mike just called from Las Playitas , Hooray. Dusty Don and I went up there again today and foun d Doc's casita but no Mike or Adam. Solo ran out waggin her tail when I called to her! Don Kay was too busy foraging en la basura. Left a note with ph number and he called right now. Adam took him out on a pre run exploring what lays ahed. Long and Winding Road. He sounded great but had not seen email and didn't have dates for his families Cabo arrival. We will hook up tomorrow for Pow Wow and Tribal Council Big Bullchit!! If he needs to hold up a little Todos and Pesky is a good place, Beautiful weather today and yestrday! More news at eleven. Sale, Tio
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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 07:24 PM


That's great Tio!!!:bounce::bounce::cool:



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[*] posted on 3-3-2011 at 10:29 PM


Right on Tio.... I talked with Mike just before he called you and gave him a quick and dirtty lowdown on timing to get to Cabo...

Sounds like he and Adam are doing fantastic .... glad they hooked up and DonKay, Solo and mike can chill out in a great Part of Baja!!!

That looked like Nabor.. mi amigo from the rancho down on the main road! I understand his pondering of why Mike is doing this.. he's super old Skool baja..:D

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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 07:14 AM


On Friday we finally found The Man and Co! Mike is holed up in a beautiful rustic part of Las Playitas. Our Lost Coast! All is well and we shared some laughs and stories. I can see why everyone has fallen in love with solo and Don Kay. Mike is a real Baja Guy and loved talking about his adventures. Adam, a waterpolo player and son of Imperial Beach Teachers, is showing him some Local Onda by sporting him all around and offering him local Hospitalidad! We planned Mike's arrival for Saturday in Pescadero and a few more days of Fun in the Sun! DTutko and wife are hosting the gang and we will get The Tribe together for big Pow Wow! Our weather has warmed up in the low 80s and heard Cabo was in the 90s. Cool nites and mornings. Todo Bien as usual. Heaven on Earth! Again, all Nomads invited. :O:cool: Tio
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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 09:33 AM


Nice write-up in today's San Diego Union Tribune on Mike's trek. Check it out.



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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 10:36 AM


That was a nice write up.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/04/baja-adventur...
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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 03:55 PM


Here's a photo of Mike and crew today in downtown Todos Santos:
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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 09:51 PM
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Mike, Don-Kay and Solo walked south about 14 miles today to El Pescadero. There total distance walked south is now 1,082 miles.







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On Mar. 2, Mike walked south 6 miles then turned around and came back north 4 miles to stay at SurfDoc's.

So the actual miles walked is 10... but they only advanced southbound 2 miles...

I am not sure if the total TREK SOUTH miles for that day should be considered 2 or 10? The grand total at the moment reflects 2... Any opinions?




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[*] posted on 3-5-2011 at 11:07 PM


Met Mike today on the main street in Todos Santos at noon. Invited him to lunch with us, but he said he had Miles To Go Before He Sleeps.

He said there was a party planned for him at the main police station in Cabo on the 12th.

Told the lady in the cafe what an Hombre Famoso Mike is and she said they would have served him free lunch!

Anyways, was nice to see him. ;D




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