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[*] posted on 11-14-2018 at 05:24 PM


It is freezing cold water (to me) in winter... Love the summer! The days are nice most of the year, a little steamy along the gulf side in August.

Go south of San Felipe and see Gonzaga Bay, L.A. Bay, Puerto San Francisquito (Beto's place) and then maybe swing over to the Pacific to Bahia Asuncion and the other places along the hook of Baja.

San Felipe and Concepcion Bay is pretty crowded with snowbirds in the winter.

Do you like photography and history... The first 18 California missions were in Baja California, which was simply called 'California' before San Diego became the 19th mission... in the new land, they called Alta California. There are 8 intact, preserved stone mission churches in Baja California built in the mid to late 1700s. You have an opportunity to visit several as they are all along main roads or 2WD graded dirt roads.

From north to south you could see 5 if you didn't go beyond Loreto:

San Borja (22 miles off the paved road)
Santa Gertrudis (23 miles from the San Francisquito/El Arco road)
San Ignacio (2 paved miles from Mex 1, in the town plaza)
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[*] posted on 11-14-2018 at 07:51 PM


My first exposure to Bahia Conception was at Santispac in February of 1986. My kids were 10, to 16 years old, and we all thought the water temp was fine for water skiing and snorkeling without any wet suits!

My metabolism and circulation is not what it used to be, but it is still enjoyable mid winter....just for shorter periods of time!




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[*] posted on 11-14-2018 at 08:32 PM


So much history in Baja that I really wasn’t aware of. I think I need to get one of your books!! Cold water?

I check the weather in Mulegé once in a while. Last I read was 77 and 61. Sounds pretty good to me.

Stingrays! Really? Now that is something I have not heard about.
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[*] posted on 11-14-2018 at 10:20 PM


Buy pesos in advance and only use them for purchases. Learn enough Spanish to count your change and you will avoid any confusion over trying to convert pesos to dollars every time you make a purchase.

When the soldiers at the checkpoints ask you "A donde va?" it means "Where are you going?". If they ask you "A donde viene?" it means "Where are you coming from?".

Plan on gas costing you more than in the US. Carry extra, while there are more gas stations now than in the past, you may still encounter gas shortages.

Bottled, purified water is available at convience stores, grocery stores and "purificada" stores where they filter the water. Don't drink unpurified water.

Fishing from the shore does not require a license, fishing from any boat including kayaks does.

Enjoy your trip! Eat fish tacos!!






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[*] posted on 11-14-2018 at 10:47 PM


If you forget the two "a dondes" asked at the checkpoints, just point you thumb back to where you came from that morning and name it or the closet big town. Next, point ahead and name the destination or nearest town you may end up at.
The guy from Alaska thinks anything warmer than a slurpee is warm! Seriously, just the upper gulf is really cold in winter. Mulegé and south is more tropical.




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[*] posted on 11-15-2018 at 06:42 AM


The advice from AK is spot on. We have traveled to and from Mulege from Boise, Idaho. We have used different routes. Jump over into Nevada and get on 93 south of Vegas. Cross at Mexicali. The hour or so shorter that nav apps show going through California get gobbled up in traffic. Pesos are your friend. Gas stops, food stops, beers stops, so much easier with pesos. Math sucks!
Get about 5 to 6,000 per ATM stop. That will hold you over for 3 to 4 days depending on fuel and cerveza consumption.












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