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[*] posted on 1-17-2019 at 09:29 PM


Hwy 1 between el rosarito and Chapala is narrow...really narrow. Parts of northbound pavement are crumbled away.
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[*] posted on 1-17-2019 at 09:40 PM


Made it to what my phone says is Nueva Odisea. South of San Quintin. Can’t find Nueva Odisea on a map. Pabellons(?) RV camp
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[*] posted on 1-17-2019 at 09:47 PM


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Made it to what my phone says is Nueva Odisea. South of San Quintin. Can’t find Nueva Odisea on a map. Pabellons(?) RV camp


Yes, it's on a map but what you want there is either of the two RV beach parks or the famous restaurant Parcela 12.

KM. 15 Gas Station
KM. 16 El Pabellon RV Park to the west and Parcela 12 on the east side of the highway just south of the RV driveway.
KM. 16.5 Fidel's El Pabellon RV Park

At KM. 0 is where the pavement widens to normal... 196 kms. from Ensenada.







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[*] posted on 1-17-2019 at 09:57 PM


I am going to download your maps David. So much info on them. Thank you so much...I’m sure they have helped many people.

On a side note the lobster fishermen told me that the surf was going to be really big tomorrow!
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[*] posted on 1-17-2019 at 11:51 PM


The surf is definitely picking up. Enough moonlight to see and it is becoming louder and louder!

No wind here either.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 11:06 AM


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Yep...been raining off and on since leaving Tecate.

Tecates finest did try to shake me down for a traffic violation. He asked twice if I had a knife. Said I was gonna have to follow him to the station to pay it. He wanted drivers license, proof of insurance, registration for truck and camper. In the end he let me off with a warning. Friendly guy. I DID go straight from a right turn lane after he waved me on. Then pulled up to me and said follow him. All streets of Tecate are narrow.

Stopped by a military checkpoint between Ensenada and San Felipe. Opossum Negros I believe. Just looked around in the camper and sent me on my way.

Any good camping around San Felipe? Probably head to Puertecitos in the morning along the much feared Hwy 5!!
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 11:25 AM


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MMc....I did as a matter of fact go to Santa Rosalita. Paved road,power lines along it. My dog and I actually spent a couple of hours there. Nice playa, a few surfers present. We were getting ready to leave when I noticed a guy rolling out those panga Dolly’s into the surf. Panga shows up..they get it loaded..and haul it up to the beach. I’m watching the entire process fascinated. I walk over to the boat to see what they have and it’s Lobsters! Lobsters! Lobsters! Looked to be at least a hundred of them!

I asked them if they sell them in town someplace and he said NO! That they are going to Ensenada. All the lobster they catch goes there. After they loaded their catch into the pickup..I noticed one sorta hidden by a tarp still in the boat. I told them about it. He grabbed it and offered it to me. It had its antennae chewed off by a fish and not suitable for market I guess. Tried to pay him for it but he absolutely refused!! And I honestly tried hard. Free lobster in Baja!


Very nice. Those guys are very serious about lobster. They have spotters watching for poachers.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 11:39 AM


I was sorry to learn the Tecate Police are still shaking tourists down. My wife and I camped at Daggetts Campground for many years. It seemed almost all new arrivals at the Campground had experienced dirty cops when crossing at Tecate. It is especially bad for first-timers who are nervous about Mexico to have this Border experience to remember. I hope the rest of this gentleman's visit is not tarnished by this event. As we all know Baja is full of fantastic discoveries and experiences.
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 08:47 PM


Suntan....did you catch my additional post about how the dashcam probably deterred the cop?

The Tecate and the San Ignacio military CP incident will not define my 1st Baja trip! Combined they were 30 minutes total on a (so far) 2 week trip. Everything else has been positive.

Did I mention that I got a free lobster in Baja?

My biggest concern is running out of sunscreen!
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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 08:58 PM


Retread----- I mean ReTire--- sorry!!
Hey what a great report. Nice to see thru the eyes of a new guy going for the Baja magic!! Keep on trucking and reporting!!!




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[*] posted on 1-18-2019 at 09:12 PM


It’s pretty nice here in Nueva Odisea. (El Pabellon) The surf was up today. I would guess an occasonal 6 to 7 foot wave. Maybe more. Breaking off shore a bit so not able to fish. And I can’t seem to find any clams either.

Staying a 2nd night. That moon sure is bright.
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