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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 07:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
You asked for advice, then turned on the advice givers. You will make a fine baja nomad!
Of course, you should expect people to ignore your future requests.
:bounce: Do you think 666 anybody listens to your brainless tourist remarks. JAJAJA Another Baja Blow hard. If anybody on this site is Ignored with no real info your top gun:bounce:
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 08:00 AM


Who is John Galt? LOL

John, you can ask questions anytime and I think you understand forums with little control or moderating, as Baja Nomad is... a sort of swamp where some precious tidbits of data can be found, but you have to get past the "gators" in here who like to snap at you!

As most here, I also do not live in Mexico but do live about 50 miles north of the border, so not a long drive to get to Baja but about 6 hours or more to get to the Baja places I like to camp at.

Your first trip south of Ensenada should not be rushed. You need to discover just how bad a highway it is and be cautious on it. Enjoy the scenery, there are the most exotic plants and terrain you will ever see in central Baja. San Ignacio is about as far south as you should plan for one day, especially if you cannot get on the road at sunrise.

See my Trip #2 report (2017) for photos and details on San Ignacio and the places to stay there: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85756

Here is what you will see on the paved entrance road into the village, less than a mile off the highway:


Surrounded by desert and lava flows, this oasis is created where an underground river surface for two miles then vanishes again. The Jesuits founded a mission here in 1728 for the King of Spain and the Cochimí Indians. This church, with walls four-feet-thick, was completed in 1786:





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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 08:57 AM


My average time based on 14 trips is 13h 14m. Maximum speed of about 65mph.



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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 09:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
My average time based on 14 trips is 13h 14m. Maximum speed of about 65mph.


Thanks, but is that starting in Ensenada or from the border?




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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 10:26 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by BajaBill74  
My average time based on 14 trips is 13h 14m. Maximum speed of about 65mph.


Thanks, but is that starting in Ensenada or from the border?



From Ensenada.




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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 12:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
You asked for advice, then turned on the advice givers. You will make a fine baja nomad!
Of course, you should expect people to ignore your future requests.


how did i turn on "the advice givers" if i am still asking for advice??? i am sincerely asking a question that stemmed from my initial one. i wasn't aware that 7 days wasn't enough.

but hopefully you do ignore me in the future. your "advice" wasn't very helpful.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 01:10 PM


John, As David just posted, just ignore the information on Nomads the doesn't suit your needs. Try not to get aggravated, it ruins the wonderful Baja experience. Enjoy your trip and have fun.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 01:21 PM


you are completely right Bill. and thank you David. very helpful, as always.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 02:40 PM


Point taken msteve! My pretty girl was at home the past few times I crossed over the river in San Ignacio.

So, John, you have been warned, Baja is far too special to zoom through with taking the time to soak it in! Most people will agree that you should allow two days to drive to Loreto. If you have only a week, that leaves you just three non-driving days for a Loreto vacation. If you are going on to La Paz, 1/2 day beyond Loreto, then only two vacation days and 5 driving days.

San Ignacio is maybe a better half-way place to take a break. A great motel is just past the mission (Hotel La Huerta) and is only about $40. If you get there early enough take a short walk to the mission and check it out inside and out. Food is sold in the town plaza, the best carne asada tacos in Baja from a cart there.

Here is the La Huerta restaurant and hotel (has a market there, too):
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2015 (before the restaurant and color change):










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