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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 04:46 PM


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.... I doubt they will be allowed on any panga rides.



What?



Am I wrong? I remember reading here about dogs being refused on board a charter, but perhaps it was to an island that had restrictions on dogs going ashore.

Anyway, with an excitable 90 pounder that has never been in a boat, that is a learning curve that I would fear!




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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 04:56 PM


Please go to the Trip Reports forum here on Nomad and see many parts of Baja to get a feel for what is down there. Do not drive on the beach in that van. As said above, a limited slip diff is no replacement for four wheel drive. Get a fast air pump that clips on to the battery to refill tires after you deflate should you get stuck (and 10 psi is what might work to get out). Also, have a tire plug kit to fix flats. As reported above, you can find purified water dispensers in most towns. Bottled drinking water is sold at all stores. South of San Felipe and south of El Rosario there are no cell towers until Guerrero Negro. There is also a long stretch south of El Rosario without gas stations but gas is sold from cans in many places that lack stations.
Well, that's what I can think of at the moment.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 05:43 PM


Post a picture of your van. I will be down in a couple weeks and will keep an eye out for you. I will be going down along the sea of cortez and returning along the Pacific.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 05:46 PM


Ed, he did, in his opening post... but it was over the size limit (800 pixels)... Here it is sized to fit:






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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 07:19 PM


Thanks for the additional info on dogs. We won't be trying to take them on panga rides. They will stay in the van. We have twin DC powered fan roof vents.

Theia is a 60 lb golden/lab mix
Dixie is a 40 lb lab mix

Our van is fully setup for full time living (minus shower) so we won't be looking for many hotels.

For the vet papers, I only have rabies certs for both. They are both completely healthy. Do you think I should see a vet and get more paperwork? I don't want to lol!

I have a military canine medical kit on board.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 07:28 PM


My girl is worried about Cell signal for some work stuff here and there. I have no such problem, but between us we have access to att, t-mobile, sprint, us cellular (I'm on google fi and she is on att) both have roaming packages.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 07:38 PM


X2 on not driving at night. I onetime came upon 6 dead horses on the the road outside Guerrero Negro. Lots of burros. Bright lights won't help if they just suddenly jump out in front of you.

I understand the beach camping has been closed off at San Juanico (San Basilio) north of Loreto--too many ioverlanders. You wouldn't want to camp on the beach there anyway--soft sand. I spent half a day there last spring rescueing a 2wd Ford Transit that was stuck up to the axles. Two MaxTrax were not enough.

Soft sand also on the beach at Agua Verde, camp behind the beach.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 07:42 PM


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My girl is worried about Cell signal for some work stuff here and there. I have no such problem, but between us we have access to att, t-mobile, sprint, us cellular (I'm on google fi and she is on att) both have roaming packages.


You won't find cell signals on most remote beaches, only around the cities. If you can get a signal it's usually weak and won't do internet. That's our experience, perhaps others have more recent knowledge.
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[*] posted on 11-19-2018 at 11:05 PM


What Rich said... You can get WiFi Internet at hotels, RV parks, and some restaurants in bigger towns or places with satellite Internet. That is about it, Baja forces you to give civilization a rest!



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[*] posted on 11-20-2018 at 02:27 PM


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Ed, he did, in his opening post... but it was over the size limit (800 pixels)... Here it is sized to fit:





Haha. Yes he did. All the photo sites are blocked on my work computer. I can see them on my phone.
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[*] posted on 11-20-2018 at 03:58 PM


LOL... I can see where that may be a problem!



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[*] posted on 11-21-2018 at 12:35 PM


Made it through Tecate no problems

We did have issues on the USA side when I stopped in aaZ to take a picture of the wall. Border patrol is crazy. Accused me of conspiring with passing dune buggies. Anyway , all is good so far !
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[*] posted on 11-21-2018 at 01:42 PM


Have fun. Post some pics in this thread of your travels.




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[*] posted on 11-30-2018 at 03:51 PM


Everything has been beyond fantastic so far. Time is flying but we are going slow and I still feel like we are moving too fast. Just got groceries for next to nothing in Loreto. I am on cell so not trying to host pictures to post here, but if you like check out some photos I am posting at Instagram.com/awillinginconvenience

Thanks so much to everyone for your help and tips so far. Muy agradecida
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[*] posted on 11-30-2018 at 03:57 PM


Good pics.

https://www.instagram.com/awillinginconvenience/




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[*] posted on 12-1-2018 at 10:56 AM


Last night we just decided to stealth camp on a road in Loreto. This morning we are basking in wifi in La Mision and swimming in the pool. We have dug a lot of catholes the past 11 days so my girl is loving the bathroom. Fresh water in the pool pretty much is like a bath lol. Last night I bartered away a fishing pole and some tackle in trade for two blankets, and sweet poncho, and a dress for my girl. Love bartering! I am not really a fisher I had only bought the setup to have an experience catching salmon in Alaska. Baja is so chill. And of note, at some beach in a leftover fire pit, someone left a small tin. Inside was 3 rolled doobies of jazz cabbage and one roach. Lol!

Previously we drove out to Punta Chivato and had the beautiful beach all to ourselves. There were just two soft spots that I kept the speed up on. Just having to see the sweet mansions was the only downside of that spot.

Thinking about taking the road to Puerto Agua Verde. However I also wanted to to San Everisto. Knowing San Everisto is a long drive... Can't decide if I should shoot for both, or just do San Eviristo if that location covers the AV experience. I am leaning towards doing AV and then playing it by ear, since.. Live for now right!

My tank is only 26 gallons so don't have massive range.
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[*] posted on 12-1-2018 at 11:41 AM


Love La Mision hotel. You can walk across the street to the marina and find a panga to take you out to Isla Coronado. It's a 20-30 min ride depending on the weather. Will cost you about 1,800 pesos. It's a top 5 most beautiful bay in the SoC. Well worth it.

AV is a lot easier to get too than SE. Only about 30-45 mins or so off the highway. The drive down through the canyon with the steep cliffs is epic Baja. Spectacular, but easy drive.

The San Javier mission is about a 45 min drive from Loreto on the pavement. Most beautiful mission in Baja. Another must do in the area.




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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 02:40 PM




A couple days in Todos Santos was nice. The surf north of town wasn't that great. But it's a super cute type of town that gringos and my gf love.

Been near Cerritos for several more days now. The surfing is great, but it's crowded. Now on Monday it has thinned out a bit. Lots of gringos, to be expected as we get closer to Cabo. Prices are getting more expensive. Gringo tax probably.

I like the couple grocery stores in El pescedero and the Agua purificada is convenient but more expensive than previous places.

GF wants to see Cabo so we will see how that goes tomorrow after I surf Cerritos again manana. Have Dr appt in San Jose del Cabo on the 12th then I hope we go to Cabo Pulmo for snorkeling

Each day has been great. Although pretty dang hot. Surprised the water is so warm here vs a bit more north.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 03:04 PM


We call Cabo "the gringo money extraction machine". Cabo Pulmo is awesome. Hopefully, you get some calm weather for best visibility. https://www.theoutbound.com/scott-sichler/off-grid-adventure...



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[*] posted on 12-10-2018 at 03:19 PM


Nice live reporting Truck!



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