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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 12:42 PM


"Suddenly a light from heaven shown down upon a lowly street taco stand. The glory of the tacos there shown round about but we were sore afraid. Will we die if we eat street tacos? We inched closer and there, wrapped in white waxed paper was breaded fish laid in a tortilla because there was no room for it in a bun. There were in the same tortilla, salsas and lime juice surrounded by shredded cabbage. With the first bite there was suddenly a heavenly host singing hosanna! Hosanna! Glory be to the Ensenada street fish taco! Our whole family was converted instantly and our kids baptized themselves with taco juice running down their shirts."

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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 07:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by canoe4me  

Yes, we drove 3 hours out of our way on route 3 and then waited another 4 hours to cross the border at TJ just for some street tacos.




Next time when leaving Ensenada, drive up thru Valle De Guadalupe to Tecate, much better crossing there and you are only 35 or so miles from San Diego once you cross.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2018 at 09:03 PM


We always cross at Tecate, fast and easy...
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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 10:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by canoe4me  
Day 8 Oasis Catavina


Is this the oasis? https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oasis+Santa+Mar%C3%ADa+o+P...




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[*] posted on 1-10-2018 at 02:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by WideAngleWandering  
Quote: Originally posted by canoe4me  
Day 8 Oasis Catavina


Is this the oasis? https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oasis+Santa+Mar%C3%ADa+o+P...

The map link shows the oasis they hiked to, but calling it a "Cataviña oasis" is a bit of a stretch. It is closer to Gonzaga Bay in the time to get to and road + hiking distance.

While nothing historically has called it that, at some point, it got named La Poza de Escuadra. Kind of like when I named the grade near Mission Santa Maria "The Widowmaker" in 1999 or the sand island near Percebu/Bahia Santa Maria "Shell Island" back in 1978! There are several YouTube videos if you search "Escuadra".





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[*] posted on 1-22-2018 at 05:12 PM


That is the spot! I called it Oasis Cataviña because that’s what it was called by a Mexican ecotour company in their YouTube videos while guiding guests to that location. They appeared to be guiding other Mexicans. I’ll call it what the locals call it. It’s totally worth the hike.
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[*] posted on 1-22-2018 at 06:34 PM


The name "Mexico" seems to have given it is: "La Poza de Escuadra", but as the case of any place named, it depends on who repeats it. That name seems to work best for YouTube videos of it. It is in the canyon of Arroyo Santa María, midway between Cataviña and the gulf coast ("Gonzaga Bay").




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