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[*] posted on 12-14-2018 at 03:56 PM


I am glad you are... I think there are many Nomads and non-registered 'lurkers' who are as well. It is still nice to see the feedback from you!

Graham will be done soon (if he stops at La Paz) and we can look forward to his stories and photos of the journey.




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[*] posted on 12-14-2018 at 05:23 PM


What an adventure .... way cool :):)
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[*] posted on 12-15-2018 at 06:25 PM


About 15 minutes ago, Graham transmitted from San Juan de la Costa. I will add the new map when I get on my PC later.



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[*] posted on 12-15-2018 at 07:07 PM


any Graham reception/celebration in La Paz?



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[*] posted on 12-15-2018 at 10:53 PM
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At 5:08 pm PST (6:08 local time) Saturday, Graham was on the beach at San Juan de la Costa. If he doesn't take any more rest days, he could be on El Mogote or La Paz in 2 days.




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[*] posted on 12-15-2018 at 11:03 PM


How old is Graham, roughly?




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[*] posted on 12-15-2018 at 11:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
How old is Graham, roughly?


About 67, I think... I was at his big 50th birthday party and that was in 2001, I think?

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Graham Mackintosh once described himself as the least adventurous person in the world. Some 30 plus years later, he can look back on adventures that most people would never dream of. Mackintosh was born in London in 1951 of a Scottish father (Inverness)and an Irish mother (Kilrush, Co. Clare), he grew up in Slough, Berkshire, and received a BA Hons degree in Sociology from the University of Leeds. In 1983 he was a lecturer at a college in England teaching social sciences and special education to unemployed teenagers. Hoping to show his students that a shoestring expedition could be the adventure of a lifetime, Mackintosh, who described himself as the “least adventurous person in the world,” set out to walk around the beautiful but dangerous coastline of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. He was out to to show his students that “the adventure of a lifetime” could be enjoyed on a shoestring budget. Two years later, he completed his 3.000 mile (4,800-kilometer) circumnavigation walk on foot around the entire coastline of Baja California. He wrote a book about his experience called Into a Desert Place and subsequently won an award for Adventurous Traveler of the Year. It turned out that one adventure wasn’t enough for the unadventurous Mackintosh, who embarked upon another Baja expedition in 1997, walking 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers down the mountainous interior of Baja California from the border all the way to Loreto. Journey with a Baja Burro, Mackintosh’s second book, tells the tale of the hike. Two more books have followed: Nearer My Dog to Thee, the 2001 story of his four months with two street dogs in the Baja mountain range, Sierra San Pedro Mártir, and Marooned with Very Little Beer, which followed a two-month kayaking trip in the Sea of Cortéz, where he also hiked the island, Isla Angel de la Guarda. Another adventure in 2013 hasn’t yet produced a book, but it is written up on Mackintosh’s website (http://www.grahammackintosh.com/). It was to be one of his biggest challenges — climbing 9,800 foot (3,000-meter)-high Picacho del Diablo, Baja California’s tallest mountain. He admitted he wasn’t a climber, but allowed that he didn’t undertake such challenges without considering every possibility for things going wrong. Plus, a bit of tension and anxiety, he said, is a good thing. “You really need a little fear, a little pressure to keep you focused and alert. But not too much that you feel overwhelmed.” Mackintosh, who now resides in San Diego, California, says all his Baja adventure have begun with that uncomfortable tension, which turns into confidence as he settles into the trip. He admitted that climbing Picacho del Diablo, or Devil’s Peak, might be beyond him. “But I will at least try and see what happens and be prepared to leave it for another day if necessary.” As it turned out, he did have to leave it for another day after one of his climbing companions, aged 72, decided en route that he’d best not continue. Mackintosh notes that the journey is sometimes more important than the destination. He should know, he’s seen a thing or two. Mackintosh as written a couple of other great books about his adventures, and his bio, photos and all his books are available on his Amazon page.

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[*] posted on 12-16-2018 at 06:27 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
About 15 minutes ago, Graham transmitted from San Juan de la Costa. I will add the new map when I get on my PC later.


Gotta love technology.




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[*] posted on 12-16-2018 at 02:03 PM


About 30 min ago, 12:30 PST, Graham was still at the same place as yesterday.



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12:30 pm PST Sunday, Graham at San Juan de la Costa.




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[*] posted on 12-16-2018 at 06:34 PM


Windy, white caps, wild surf. Not sure I can safely launch. Will assess tomorrow before dawn. Might be stuck here till Friday, then 3-4 days to La Paz. True heroes are folks at Earth Oceans Farms who have graciously let me use their facilities. Beautiful Baja people.



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[*] posted on 12-16-2018 at 07:23 PM


Great to hear from you!



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[*] posted on 12-16-2018 at 07:52 PM


Hey Graham
Cool fish farm.
Ride with the tide!
Try La Choncha in La Paz. Nice beach bar there!




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[*] posted on 12-17-2018 at 08:18 AM


Good to hear from you Graham! Thanks for having David show us your travel as you go.
I am in Los Barriles, and yes has been a bit breezy on the water. Take your time, and good to hear of the hospitality you are receiving.
Hope to hear you speak about your travels.

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[*] posted on 12-17-2018 at 02:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by sd  
Good to hear from you Graham! Thanks for having David show us your travel as you go.
I am in Los Barriles, and yes has been a bit breezy on the water. Take your time, and good to hear of the hospitality you are receiving.
Hope to hear you speak about your travels.

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Ditto, would love to hear more!




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Graham a couple hours ago (11:52 am PST, Monday).
Not sure if Harald or Karl can get to him for a visit and take him some beer, but I left the GPS in, just in case. I noted that his friend Mike E. had been posting the GPS for Graham on Facebook.




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[*] posted on 12-18-2018 at 12:47 PM
12-18-18 LA PAZ IN SIGHT!




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At 11:23 am PST (12:23 pm local time), Tuesday, Graham is looking at La Paz from the tip of El Mogote.

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[*] posted on 12-18-2018 at 12:54 PM


How far is it in 1 day?



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[*] posted on 12-18-2018 at 12:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
How far is it in 1 day?


The scale bar is at the bottom of most of my image posts... looks like close to 25 kms. or 15 miles...

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