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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 07:45 AM


yes Linda...poco a poco we have been improving and adding on to our Inn...we now have 6 rooms! I bet your place has come a long way too...hope to see it sometime.



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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 08:16 AM


any time, Shari. Just give us a heads-up when you're going to be in the neighborhood.



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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 08:27 AM


Wow - Thanks for your report and kind words, David K.

Safe travels and we look forward to seeing the finished guide!




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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 10:20 AM


Your guide is going to be priceless!



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[*] posted on 8-12-2017 at 09:01 PM


Hi Gang,
What a wild couple of days after leaving Rob and BajaLinda's Playas Pacificas at La Aguja!
First, I arrived at a Pemex in Ciudad Constitucion to fill up and my truck's battery was dead! No indication of a problem up to then, but it was a few years old. So, I guess it just was its time.

One of the attendants drove her car to mine for a jump. An Auto Zone was just a block away. They did a diagnostic with print out and it said the battery needed replacing.

The price included the install, so that worked up well... as it always does in Baja.

I drove out the Agua Verde road (pavement ends at km. 10) to the drop-off view (km. 17+) but didn't want to be stuck down there if the battery was not the only issue.

I camped last night at La Perla on Bahía Concepción and it was perfect! The sea was ideal for bathing and relaxing.

This morning (Saturday), I got an early start as I wanted to see the mission site of Guadalupe from 1720! The road was very tough for most of the 40 miles from Mulegé and took 4 hours, each way. The great news is I found the mission walls of old photos and other building foundations. It was not easy to get to or find. I had to get through some physical and cattle barriers. The mission was on terraced levels, high up from the arroyo. The auto road that gets close was wired shut. But, not a long ways from the mission and that was about 500 feet west of the mission sign, on the road from Mulegé.

Tonight, I am at the home of Russ, where the beautiful sunrise photos are taken. Russ has been chatting with me through most of my trip through the inReach satellite device.

Tomorrow, I leave Baja Sur for el norte.




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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 05:12 PM


Hola Amigos,
I am back home... :bounce:
Had a nice visit with Russ at Punta Chivato Saturday PM and Sunday, drove north to Shell Island (between San Felipe and Puertecitos).
Today, north and over to Tecate to cross.

Much news and I will begin trip report work tomorrow.
I am muy tired from 8 hours drive, etc.
I drove on some new Hwy. 5 stuff, will report in the Road Conditions forum. :cool:

A big GRANDE thank you for the Nomad hospitality from 4x4abc, fernweh, Osprey, rob and bajalinda, and Russ... I am so tired, I apologize if all are not mentioned... See the actual trip report, coming soon! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

14 Days, lots of new (to me) roads driven... camping, motel-ing, guest housing. Those nauseating details, a few enjoy, will be shared.

Maps? We'll see!
Mileages and kilometer markers? Plenty!
Pemex (and other brands now), detailed!
Missions? Naturally... and sites I have not been to before. Filled my bucket list of all missions reached by road and one way down in a canyon.
Photos? Oh YES.

Now, my Baja Angel will be home soon... So, you understand if you don't hear from me for awhile! ;)
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[*] posted on 8-14-2017 at 06:22 PM


Enjoy being home..... Later amigo



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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 08:44 AM


Thanks, I just looked over my 400+ photos and most look good. Now, to download them, and start to document the 14 days.

I will add a link here to the Trip #6 Report/Photos.

Here is what the Contents will look like, mas o menos:

2,946 Miles (Home to Home)

DAYS:

1) San Diego North County to Shell Island (south of San Felipe), 298 miles (via Mexicali).
2) Shell Island to El Datil south, 396 miles.
3) El Datil south to Lopez Mateos, 229 miles (via La Purisima & Comondu).
4) Lopez Mateos to Dolores Overview, 201 miles (via Pto. San Carlos, Mission San Luis Gonzaga, La Pasion).
5) Dolores Overview to La Paz, 181 miles (via La Soledad, San Evaristo, tire slow leak).
6) La Paz (Tire repair, a rest day otherwise)
7) La Paz to Todos Santos, Los Cabos, La Ribera, and back, 272 miles.
8) La Paz to Tecolote, La Ventana/El Sargento, Punta Arena, San Antonio, and back, 177 miles.
9) La Paz to Punta Conejo and La Aguja, 88 miles (Days 9 & 10).
10) La Aguja to Punta Marquez, Conquista, and back.
11) La Aguja to Constitucion (dead battery), Agua Verde Overview, Bahia Concepcion, 285 miles.
12) Bahia Concepcion to Mission Guadalupe to Punta Chivato, 135 miles.
13) Punta Chivato to Shell Island, 392 miles.
14) Shell Island (south of San Felipe) to North San Diego County, via Tecate, 292 miles.


Give me a day or two! :light::cool::bounce::biggrin:

[Edited on 8-15-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 11:36 AM
Sample photo from 3 days ago, west of Mulegé:






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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 11:49 AM


Green and lush! Did the area receive recent rains?



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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 12:43 PM


Yes, there was wet dirt and fresh puddles. Nice and hot last Saturday. It clouded up, but no rain while I was up there. That photo from the road west of Mulegé, about 1.800' elevation, I recall... near El Aguajito.



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[*] posted on 8-15-2017 at 04:56 PM


OK... The ACTUAL trip report with photos has begun, here: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87323



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