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[*] posted on 11-27-2018 at 07:08 PM
Fall 2019 Adventure - Convoy??


Hi. I am starting to prepare for my first Baja driving/camping/diving/fishing adventure. I plan to drive a Toyota Tacoma pick up with a roof top tent, generator, and camping equipment from Mexicali to Mulege, and eventually to the East Cape. I will be semi-retired at 59, and plan to have an open-ended time frame and itinerary. My main objectives will be great diving, catching a lot of fish, and having a life adventure. I traveled around the world for 9 months in my mid-30s, and have been working hard to set up for a "mid-life next adventure". I will be traveling by myself. I am planning to cross the border at Mexicali on a date TBD in September 2019. My two kids will be off to college, and it will be time for "the next stage of life". I would be interested in hearing from anyone who might want to convoy in that time period. I would be open to have someone travel with me (fun, nice, adventurous, honest woman from 45 to 55??). I am open to any advice, guidance, and suggestions. Thanks, Doug
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[*] posted on 11-27-2018 at 07:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Doug Landolfi  
Hi. I am starting to prepare for my first Baja driving/camping/diving/fishing adventure.
I will be semi-retired at 59,...
I would be open to have someone travel with me (fun, nice, adventurous, honest woman from 45 to 55??).
I am open to any advice, guidance, and suggestions.


This is probably not a very good dating website :lol:
Advice you want? If you announce you only want to date younger women, you got to show the prospects you got $$$
Don’t discount the older women, some are worth considering :light:


[Edited on 11-28-2018 by mtgoat666]




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[*] posted on 11-27-2018 at 09:15 PM


LOL
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[*] posted on 11-28-2018 at 04:58 AM


I plan on doing some fishing in Sept/Oct next year, and may be interested in joining the caravan for a while. Keep me in the loop! :bounce::bounce:
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[*] posted on 11-28-2018 at 05:58 AM


Just be aware that September is a very common hurricane month and the resulting problems that can cause. Flooding, road closures, increased bugs, etc. Muggy nights are multiplied by 10x, with all the moisture on the ground and in the air.

Personally, I would wait until early-mid October. I have lived nearly full-time along the Sea of Cortez for over ten years, now, and September has the most uncomfortable weather of any month. We bug out........literally and figuratively. We head north.

You can hang out on the Pacific side and be much more comfortable, but the area from about Guerrero Negro down to the Cape bears the brunt of the hurricanes. Be able to keep abreast of them.

By mid-October, the weather has started to cool, humidity starts to recede, fishing in the Sea can often be better and the ocean temps on the Pacific side haven't declined much at all. The peninsula remains very green.

I know there were late storms THIS October, but that is not the norm.

I'm considering taking a route through Baja on our way to our house in Sonora in October. Then taking a ferry across. I really havent been in Baja much in the last five years, and never really did much on the Pacific side in the Seven Sisters area.

I think it was due to the media blackout on Nomads back then........:biggrin:

[Edited on 11-28-2018 by Hook]
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[*] posted on 11-28-2018 at 06:17 AM


Thank you! I can certainly adjust my timing to start the trip in October 2019. My thinking regarding September was that the summer heat would be less intense, but I hadn't yet heard or read anything about the bugs - I don't enjoy biting bugs .....

I appreciate your great guidance!

I will definitely keep this Post updated as we get closer to October.
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[*] posted on 11-28-2018 at 11:16 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Doug Landolfi  
I don't enjoy biting bugs


And I'm sure they appreciate not being bitten as well.

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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 10:07 AM


If all of you are representative of the people I will be meeting during my Baja adventure, it will be a great trip.
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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 10:43 AM


Don't let Baja Nomads "representatives" be your crucible for your Baja travels....while we think we are full of useful information (sometimes true), those are just our preferences and may not be yours.

However, your loose travel idea is to be commended....go for it....some people like the serenity of the water and desert and pursue them through "sport" activity (fishing/off-roading/hiking-exploring)....by themselves or with a few other like-minded folks for company. Some see Baja as just another bar to sit at and blather on in their alcoholic mirage....some come to enjoy the different cultural aspects of Mexico.....others come and constantly talk about how the Mexicans should do things the "American" way.

And there is everything in-between.

Eat tacos....standing up on a street somewhere....avoid eateries full of gringos....that's not where the best food is in my opinion.

Leave your cell-phone habit at home....it's good to not be connected for periods of time....

blah, blah, blah;)





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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 12:14 PM


Sounds cool.
A small convoy might be ok.
It get's tough for a big convoy of Mohos.
I like the sound of your trip.
I did this once and hope to get another try at it.
I think I would just have a general place to go and just wander my way down.
Kinda open schedule.
I generally don't camp except for special spots. I'm a cheap motel camper.
But open schedule is good because you can slow down and tune in to the local scene.
Different experiece that way.
Cheers

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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 02:18 PM


Sounds like a good idea to me. I should be all set up in San Felipe soon and living there full time in the next few months. Come down that way and I'm sure you'll have no problem getting me to pack the truck and head out for a couple weeks or so to join you. Fishing and camping and beer on a remote beach sounds like a winner and October would be better weather and fishing than September,



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[*] posted on 11-29-2018 at 09:00 PM




I think it was due to the media blackout on Nomads back then........:biggrin:

[Edited on 11-28-2018 by Hook][/rquote]


Media black out on Nomads?

What was that about?
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[*] posted on 11-30-2018 at 10:22 AM


Thank you all! I will stay connected. I find myself putting my "day job" aside every day, and wandering around on Baja websites, shopping online for Tacoma 4X4s, daydreaming about the trip ........
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[*] posted on 5-24-2019 at 03:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Doug Landolfi  
Hi. I am starting to prepare for my first Baja driving/camping/diving/fishing adventure.
I will be semi-retired at 59,...
I would be open to have someone travel with me (fun, nice, adventurous, honest woman from 45 to 55??).
I am open to any advice, guidance, and suggestions.


This is probably not a very good dating website :lol:
Advice you want? If you announce you only want to date younger women, you got to show the prospects you got $$$
Don’t discount the older women, some are worth considering :light:


[Edited on 11-28-2018 by mtgoat666]


Maybe a singles section would be good.
Not everyone is into this calling and single kindred spirits would have hope of finding someone to share it with.
Spoken from selfish personal desire.
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[*] posted on 5-25-2019 at 09:10 AM


The Single gezzer seeks younger Baja chick Caravan?



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[*] posted on 5-25-2019 at 09:12 AM


I can advise on this if you need...
I'll tell you where the "caravan" will end up eventually.




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[*] posted on 5-25-2019 at 12:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
I can advise on this if you need...
I'll tell you where the "caravan" will end up eventually.


Please do, lol
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[*] posted on 5-26-2019 at 02:19 PM


I'm not allowed to talk about that anymore... this being a "family channel" and all...
But I can show you...;)

[Edited on 5-26-2019 by fishbuck]




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