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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 11:04 AM
Last Trip to Mulege.


Four years ago I posted the same topic because I thought that due to back problems it would be my last.

However, last year I thought I could make it. Unfortunately, it lasted two days. (When you can't reach down to change your socks it's time to get out of Dodge.)

This year is going to be another try. I'll arrive on Monday the 7th and stay for seven nights. I stay at Hotel Mulege and eat across the street at Restaurant Doney except for a night at Equipales (sp) and El Candil if open.

Every day I drive to Coco's beach where I spend the day reading my Kendal, taking dips in the SOC, and having a few cold ones, while listening to music. This is called a relaxing vacation.

I've taken many pictures over the years, but no Nomad collection would be complete without the three famous palm trees. Are they located at that community that has the tennis court next to the highway? If not, how do I find them?

If successful there will be a picture of my setup at Coco's.



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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 11:14 AM


Sounds like a relaxing week!

The famous palms are at the south end of Playa Coyote, south of Cocos several kilometers. Go past Bertha's store and restaurant on the west side of the highway (Tecate sign on a pole) and turn to the beach right after the houses end.

For future reference, please measure the distance from the center of the eastern most tree trunk to the water and the height of the tide, compared to mean high tide for the day you are there. Measurements should be to the nearest 1/4 inch. ;)




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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 11:19 AM


My picture will include a ruler and maybe even a micrometer.:)



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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 11:19 AM


I could be wrong, but I think they are at the south end of Coyote Beach....if the rising sea level hasn't claimed them!

Edit; I guess I was a little slow on the reply!

[Edited on 8-4-2017 by AKgringo]




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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 12:10 PM


Every time I'm in the area I dig them up and move them inland a few inches.
It's worked so far.




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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 12:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
My picture will include a ruler and maybe even a micrometer.:)


I suggest bringing a sounding stick, they might be under water.
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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 01:20 PM
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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 05:28 PM


There ya go! One of many reasons I signed on with this crew. Laugh at Life cause she don't always treat you pretty! Live, Love and Laugh and don't believe everything you read on the internet. Have fun Bill. Smiles. Tio
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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 07:06 PM


Good for you BajaBill,,,,,

Do what cha can and enjoy it all ......

I am very happy you're there having a great time.

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[*] posted on 8-4-2017 at 07:24 PM


Good for you ... Hope it goes well
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[*] posted on 8-5-2017 at 07:50 PM


Day 1. Drove 563 miles to Chula Vista through terrible traffic in L.A.
It took 11.5 hours. Bought gas at Costco. It should last to Visciano or San Ignacio. (10.5 gal Prius).

The pot holes won't be bad south of Cataviña compared to L.A.




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[*] posted on 8-5-2017 at 09:17 PM


Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing your trip!




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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 10:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
Day 1. Drove 563 miles to Chula Vista through terrible traffic in L.A.
It took 11.5 hours. Bought gas at Costco. It should last to Visciano or San Ignacio. (10.5 gal Prius).

The pot holes won't be bad south of Cataviña compared to L.A.


I agree, the potholes were there but not as bad as the gang made them sound. Pay attention and they are bearable. The road is still so much better than years ago when I first came down. And my phone works!




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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 11:43 AM


A lot were filled between Chapala and El Crucero. El Crucero to L.A. Bay jcn. still the worst part of Mex 1.



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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 01:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
Day 1. Drove 563 miles to Chula Vista through terrible traffic in L.A.
It took 11.5 hours. .



Found out years ago to avoid L.A. like the plaque. At Bakersfield, take 52 to 4 corners and than 395 to 15. Even taking 210 at the south end of the grapevine to 15 is a lot better.




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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 06:49 PM


Where did I go wrong? First, I got to Mulege and found my Hotel is booked for the 10th, so I only have Tuesday and Wednesday to find the famous palm trees.

I went just South of Coyote and found an El Coyote sign that took me to the beach. To the right were palapas for rent and no palm trees.

I grabbed my camera and headed North along all the houses with many palm trees. The two dogs didn't even stop me. I got to the end of the palm trees, but didn't see any that looked like Davids.

With only Tuesday and Wednesday left, I'm desperate.

Can anyone help? How about you, David?

I tried to follow the directions from SFandH but failed. Maybe something more specific.




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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 07:03 PM


you didn't go far enough along the beach to the south.

you were almost there

maybe a map with annotations will appear soon




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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 07:13 PM


you can also see them from the highway.

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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 08:33 PM


Bill, go to my website www.vivabaja.com and see how they look and where they are as seen from the highway, high above.
Actually, I parked off the highway and walked on the old Baja road 100 feet to take that picture. It is too dangerous on Hwy. 1 to stop there!

As the others said, you didn't drive south along the water far enough. At high tide, the sea covers the road... and not from any new climate change... it has always covered the road there at high tide!

The web page image may not show on a phone... Just search El Coyote posts by me to see the many photos proving the sea level hasn't changed enough to be noticed, or cause people to relocate. Erosion yes, sea level no.

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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 09:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Bill, go to my website www.vivabaja.com and see how they look and where they are as seen from the highway, high above.
Actually, I parked off the highway and walked on the old Baja road 100 feet to take that picture. It is too dangerous on Hwy. 1 to stop there!

As the others said, you didn't drive south along the water far enough. At high tide, the sea covers the road... and not from any new climate change... it has always covered the road there at high tide!

The web page image may not show on a phone... Just search El Coyote posts by me to see the many photos proving the sea level hasn't changed enough to be noticed, or cause people to relocate. Erosion yes, sea level no.

[Edited on 8-8-2017 by David K]


Hi David,

Could you post a direct link to the post you mention so Bill can easily find it? I was able to open your website's link on my "smartphone" but couldn't find it.

Thanks for your help.




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