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cool.gif posted on 11-12-2017 at 01:05 AM
Graham kayaking down the east coast of Baja 2017


Most of you know of or have met our English-born Baja Nomad member Graham Mackintosh, author of 4 Baja adventure books www.grahammackintosh.com

Two years ago, Graham paddled from Gonzaga Bay to L.A. Bay, solo and that adventure was shared here: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=80586

This year, Graham is paddling from Mulegé to Loreto and we can follow along daily as he sends up a Spot device satellite signal.
If you are camping along the coast, see him offshore, and have something cold to drink or fresh to eat, you are sure to get rewarded by Baja's greatest true-story teller if he turns your way or beaches nearby.!

From 2015:

Quote: Originally posted by Graham  
It was beautiful out there.... the Baja coast is just awesome. Just checked the memory cards from the defunct cameras. Cards are fine... so I'll post more pictures as I can.

I was carrying the Survivor-35 hand pump desalinator. Dang thing must weigh about a dozen pounds but worked well and gave me gallons of drinking water.

Way better than boiling seawater and condensing the steam. Though I had that set up as backup.

It was the second one I had. The first my wife bought for me on eBay or Amazon and I used as is... lasted for a couple of months while I was out on Guardian Angel Island, then blew apart when I was back home and getting it ready for storage. I made a youtube about that... search for survivor-35 fails.

The model I had on this trip was reconditioned with new filter and seals, etc. It was the one that Bryan and Justin carried on their What is West Baja walk and paddle board adventure.

They never needed it and I bought it off them after they finished their trip.

Towards the end of my journey I was using it every day and every chance I got, and often drank directly from the tube when thirsty.

That was good advice about catching the countercurrents close to shore. And for me, staying close to shore was paramount anyway. Getting hit by a westy too far from the safety of the beach or rocks was the surest way to get myself killed.

Graham making water salt free: http://forums.bajanomad.com/files.php?pid=1006935&aid=32...


NOVEMBER 2017 JOURNEY:

Graham 2017-1:

11-9-17 6 pm

Graham 2017-2:

11-10-17 4 am

Graham 2017-3:

11-10-17 10:25 am

Graham 2017-4:

11-10-17 3:30 pm

Graham 2017-5:

11-11-17 6:21 pm

Graham 2017-6:

11-11-17 4:27 pm





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[*] posted on 11-12-2017 at 01:19 AM


Way to go Graham! Dream trip.



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[*] posted on 11-12-2017 at 08:07 AM


Graham is one cool guy!

Has had some incredible trips. He just does it, a great spirit.
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[*] posted on 11-12-2017 at 08:52 AM


Way to go Graham!


I'm glad you have the SPOT tracking number, DK.




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[*] posted on 11-12-2017 at 11:16 PM


So glad to see the adventure goes on. Look forward to more writings.
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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 08:40 AM


Why am I here and not there?
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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 09:04 AM


Gooooooooooooooooooo Graham! and stop by La Bocana on your way back for beer with Les right on the front porch!



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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 10:16 AM
Busy Sunday!


Graham 2017-7 :

11-12-17 5:46 am

Graham 2017-8 :

11-12-17 3:06 pm

[Edited on 11-13-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 12:19 PM


Graham 2017-9:

11-13-17 @ 11:13 am PST




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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 08:18 PM


Yay Graham! We're all pulling for/with you...



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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 09:01 PM


Drove by the road into San Nicolas today and thought of Graham. Probably there tonight but I was there a bit earlier and just thought it would be a longshot to cross paths. Good luck Graham, thanks for the updates DK.






















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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 09:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Baja's greatest true-story teller



Right,
click here,
click back later,
find a story tellers story.

We all tell storys,
very few of us,
are story tellers.




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[*] posted on 11-13-2017 at 09:40 PM


I belive this was the first book I read after I noticed baja on the map
http://www.grahammackintosh.com/Pages/IntoaDesertPlace.aspx




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[*] posted on 11-14-2017 at 09:29 AM


Graham 2017-10:

Tuesday 11-14-17 @ 7:15 am PST




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Graham 2017-11:

11-14-17 @ 10:20 am PST




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[*] posted on 11-14-2017 at 11:44 PM


WOW I followed his first trip and now this one NEAT!

Kinda like the guy from So Cal (IIRC) who pangaed his way around the entire perimeter many years ago.




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[*] posted on 11-15-2017 at 07:51 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Cliffy  
WOW I followed his first trip and now this one NEAT!

Kinda like the guy from So Cal (IIRC) who pangaed his way around the entire perimeter many years ago.


Carlos Fiesta: http://www.bajaexpo.com/adventure.htm




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[*] posted on 11-15-2017 at 08:54 AM


6:45 am, Graham sent a signal from offshore, just off of the previous map posted above. "No problemas"



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Thanks for posting, David.
Four of us paddled in from Coronados yesterday, leaving Mulege Nov 6. We had 2 layover days for Nortes.
One day on a hike from camp, I thought of Graham and was glad we had 17' sea kayaks making 3 knots with food and 30 liters of water instead of hiking with burros.
Puntas San Antonio and Pulpito can be "lively" in a blow.
This was the 3rd time on this stretch for me, still a favorite. Fishing was good with a yo-yo reel trolling.
I think Graham was behind us last Nov from Bla to Sta Rosalia.
I exchanged some encouraging words with Graham on FB a while back re training he was doing. Yup, it was easier doing this at 51 vs 71, but you gotta keep the belt buckle in sight, stay in shape, and drive ahead.
Graham, drop me a line if you would like beta on other stretches of Baja.
Cheers, Jay


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Graham 2017-12:

11-15-17 @12:07 pm PST
At San Basilio, a beautiful bay!




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