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[*] posted on 3-20-2018 at 06:28 PM


I have a house in Gonzaga it is a great place . I am glad you had the beach to your self.Enjoy !!!!
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[*] posted on 3-21-2018 at 08:33 AM


Gonzaga Bay was the first destination my family and I had when we began four-wheeling down Baja in 1965.

It was also on my Spring Break Trip of 1974 when I first traveled without my parents at age 16.

It continues to be a beautiful and special place, but the added highway and additional building does take some getting used to if you knew it as long as I have!


Gonzaga Bay in 2018




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[*] posted on 3-22-2018 at 06:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Was the new highway shortcut that bypasses Coco's open when you were there? Thanks for the photos...


The unpaved roadbeds, including that one, are sort of closed..people drive them, and we did on Jan 1. There are typically a few cones that cars drive around at or near both ends of the roadbeds...
That may have changed, but others we talked to have subsequently enjoyed the smoother graded sections...
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[*] posted on 3-22-2018 at 06:39 AM


Alfonsina’s has a new staff, and the service was very efficient yesterday. They never let me run out of beer..
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[*] posted on 3-22-2018 at 07:01 AM


Good news Wayno! It was getting some bad PR once Antonio was gone.



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[*] posted on 3-22-2018 at 07:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by floydo  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Was the new highway shortcut that bypasses Coco's open when you were there? Thanks for the photos...


The unpaved roadbeds, including that one, are sort of closed..people drive them, and we did on Jan 1. There are typically a few cones that cars drive around at or near both ends of the roadbeds...
That may have changed, but others we talked to have subsequently enjoyed the smoother graded sections...


That is too bad people disregard the cones (and barrels) blocking the road. The roads are blocked for a reason. They were ready for paving. When people drive on them it ruins the final grade and prolongs what it will take to finish the road.
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[*] posted on 3-22-2018 at 09:15 AM


We had shrimp tacos at Alfonsina’s. Pretty good. $10 might seem expensive for Baja but the portions were big. They did let me run out of beer though.

The detours aren't very obvious at some points but it is an active construction zone so you risk getting turned around if you drive too far into the work. There's still a big chunk in the mountains they are digging away and filling in so that section is not a final grade.




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[*] posted on 9-10-2018 at 06:57 PM


Wow, beautiful photos! Looks like you had a fun time :bounce:

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We took The Bago down to Gonzaga Bay and stayed for nine days at Rancho Grande. The plan was to scout out Hwy 5 to Hwy 1 in the Jeep to see if wanted to go further south. The trip through the vado/potholes zone south of San Felipe was slow but uneventful. We saw a crew patching some of the worst potholes.

Our spot with a palapa for 250 pesos was pretty nice.

Rancho Grande, Gonzaga Bay

We enjoyed paddling around the bay and out to the island.

Gonzaga Bay

Gonzaga Bay

Gonzaga Bay

Enjoyed some nice quiet nights under the stars.

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We did a day trip up to Catavina in the Jeep. The 22 unpaved miles took us about an hour. Some of the rocky dips in the detours looked pretty scary for a bigger rig so opted not to go any further with the Bago.

Catavina

Catavina was really interesting. I would love to go back here for sunsets out the desert. The road south of Catavina was pretty bad but we did see another crew out patching some of the holes. We did a quick stop at Cocos.

Cocos Corner

The last couple of days were pretty windy but overall it was a great place to hang out.

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[*] posted on 9-11-2018 at 04:38 AM


Nice! Still one of my favorite places in Baja! :bounce::bounce:
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