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[*] posted on 6-15-2014 at 09:55 PM
Solo trip to that place that no one talks about...


Six days in central Baja, solo. Wasn't really going to try to leave anything behind or do any soul-searching, but those things happened anyway. Wasn't really looking for fish, but found some. Ate well. Got a little surf in a relatively surfless area. Did some outstanding off-roading, using 4x4 to reach a place that very few have ever seen, much less camped at. Hope you enjoy.

The old brown Ford felt right at home in the Baja desert.



The cactus were in bloom.



My camp at Whale Bone Beach.



I tried to make camp livable.



Yum.



I ate pretty well.



The view was pretty awesome.



So was the fishing.



Did I mention that I ate well?



And that the fishing was pretty awesome?


Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well...



And that thing about eating well... again.



Is this beginning to become a theme?



It was a singularly spectacular Baja experience.








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[*] posted on 6-15-2014 at 10:01 PM


Poor Baby. :biggrin:



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[*] posted on 6-15-2014 at 10:44 PM


GPS points, maps, and Google Earth shots, please!!!!! :saint:

If you caught that calico off the shore, that's a darn nice catch!
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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 01:15 AM


Andy, your trip looked outstanding! Tell us more. Where,when, etc. I'm done working in five days and your trip is exactly what I want to do. Don't hold back, we want details.



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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 02:02 AM


Great trip report.
Thanks.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 05:15 AM


Gotta love it..... Good job.
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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 06:03 AM


Hook, yes that Calico came right off the rocks. That one I ate. I lost track of the C&R. Sandies also.

jbcoug, the trip was last week. The area was the central Baja Pacific coast, sometimes referred to as the Seven Sisters area. That's as specific as I'm gonna get. The point is, find a dirt road and follow it. Adventure is sure to be at it's end.

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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 06:13 AM


From whom did you buy/trade for the lobbies? What was the agreed "price"?

I miss good, fresh Pacific spinies..............
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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 06:17 AM


I have other questions.

What do you think the daytime highs were in the areas you were in?

What percentage of days had cloud cover more than 50% of the day?

What percentage of days had winds above 15 kts?

What was your estimation of the water temps?

I am intrigued by the area but it always seems like the best weather/water temps is August/ September and I am usually NOB. But I am considering the area for an early November trip.
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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 06:46 AM


yup...gotta love central baja for kazillions of empty beaches, excellent weather, great fishing...etc etc. Pretty cool whale skeleton...what was it in it's former life?

We have 90% sunny days...wind starts to be normal in June so less windy days and the mornings are always spectacular and water temps are above normal these days...nearly 70...air temps around 80....truly a paradise for a certain type of Baja oficianado. I wouldnt live anywhere else!

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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 06:59 AM


Shari, I signed in to Mi Casita's guest book right under your name. Must have just missed you on your way home.
Hook, I decline to answer your lobster question because I'm not actually sure it was legal. Let's just say arrangements were made. (I could tell you that Neptune himself came striding out of the surf with his trident in one hand and a pair of lobsters in the other and gifted them to me, but that would just be ludicrous.)
Daytime highs, maybe upper 70's.
0% of the days had cloud cover more than 50% of the day. Typical night and morning low clouds and overcast burning off mid-morning.
Breezy every day, maybe reached 15kts once or twice. Only one day was it dead calm.
Water was mid to upper 60's. A bit cool in a long sleeve spring suit. Could've full suited it.

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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 07:12 AM


Perfect. Glad you had a good trip!



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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 07:18 AM


excellent! Thank you for posting. A reminder of why we go south...



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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 07:23 AM


Nice report! Thank you for not giving us the directions. Some of us get some us don't, Glad you do. I love to do the solo trips too.

Idea for the Pismo clams, chop up the meat mix with onions, tomato,fresh peppers cilantro, garlic, lime juice. Put it all back in the shell and add a bad of butter. When the liquid bubbles, pull off the fire (the shell is very hot) eat. you can play with recipe until the fish come home. I like it over pasta too.

It seams that the clam mussel never get added back to the mix. They are gone long before the mix gets back into the shells.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 07:35 AM


Wow. Perfection.



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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 07:44 AM


Wow! Looks like an epic trip! Respect!



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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 08:18 AM


Hey Andy...I would soooooo go with the Neptune story!
Indeed this was a perfecto trip report.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 08:23 AM


That's a nice sandbass.

I didn't realize they have chocolates on the pacific side. They are my favorite clam to eat.
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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 08:27 AM


Awesome trip report, Andy.

The Baja trip that we all dream about!




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[*] posted on 6-16-2014 at 08:47 AM


Looks fun! With the help of Google, I figured out you camped at the same place I hung out for the last 1000 - yes, VERY remote, very cool place, zero tourists. Thanks for sharing photos!!



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