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[*] posted on 1-10-2020 at 12:44 PM
Graham's Island Adventure 2020. Jan. 13 to Jan. 29 (see his photos now added)


Having recently kayaked completely around Baja's largest island (Isla Angel de la Guarda, off the coast from Bahía de los Angeles), adventurist and author, Graham Mackintosh will soon be exploring the interior of the island.

His previous hike from the west coast to the east coast, and back, was documented in his fourth book, Marooned with Very Little Beer c2008.



Graham sends out location signals from his Spot device and I am one of his recipients of them. I will share here so everyone can follow along. He can send short messages out and receive, as well. So, we can be in touch with him.

I got a signal from the coast of Baja (L.A. Bay) today... Not sure if it was just a test or he is leaving for the island?

Let's all wish this 'old', red-haired Englishman GREAT success! :light:




[Edited on 1-31-2020 by David K]




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[*] posted on 1-10-2020 at 02:05 PM


Looks like an interesting read. Just added it to my Amazon cart. Thanks for the heads up! :light:
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Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
Looks like an interesting read. Just added it to my Amazon cart. Thanks for the heads up! :light:


Graham wrote four Baja adventure books, and I recommend the first one as a must-have, as all the others and Graham moving to San Diego from London are all from what happened in the first book, Into a Desert Place.
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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 02:15 PM


OK, Graham posted this on his Facebook page, so he is still at L.A. Bay on Sunday 1-12-20:

Getting ride out to Guardian Angel Island tomorrow and making "base camp" near Isla Estanque. Wind and sea fallen nicely. When I kayaked around Angel's 42 mile length in November had to break camp and load my kayak for two hours in the dark, paddle all day, then spend two hours making camp... and for the last week head back out for another hour to desalinate water. This time I'll have plenty of water. Don't anticipate moving more than a couple of times. Looking forward to coffee with sunrises and beer with sunsets, and lots of lazy hiking and exploring the beautiful island.




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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 04:17 PM


Thanks, David. Looking forward to following Graham on yet another Baja adventure.
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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 05:05 PM


Thanks for sharing your adventure with us Graham.

Enjoy your trip.

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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 07:12 PM


What does he use as a desalinator?

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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 09:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
What does he use as a desalinator?

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On his Facebook page he posted a photo, too.




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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 11:05 AM
On the Island: DAY 1


First signal in at 8:24 am from Isla Angel de la Guarda.





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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 04:30 PM
Day 1


Graham climbed this hill for a better look at his little bay, 1:51 pm today:



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[*] posted on 1-14-2020 at 10:31 AM


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[*] posted on 1-14-2020 at 02:37 PM
At 12:25 today: Message: Check-in/OK. All's well. No problems.


Paddled over to that little island...





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[*] posted on 1-15-2020 at 09:27 AM
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Date/Time: 01/14/2020 19:41:28 PST

Message: Hi David, base camped in my original spot. Kayaking and hiking around. No plans to move yet. No bugs, no rattlers, no scorps. Great time now



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[*] posted on 1-15-2020 at 12:29 PM
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Figuring their are some pretty good north winds this time of year, but that would be an awesome adventure. Thanks for keeping us in the loop with his travels
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Message: Kayaked to site of old scallop camp, where feral cats likely came from. It was huge. Maybe 5OO people. Many divers died. Had a decom chamber




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Date/Time: 01/16/2020 19:12:09 PST

Message: Have a comfy camp in nice bay. Beachcombing finds add comfort. Light rain all morning then cleared after 2. Back to blue skies and stargazing.

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Message: Sunny camp day. Drying out and charging bats. Cheering ospreys as they duel with ravens. Divers working points of bay. Camp S of Estanque.




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Message: Wild and windy PM. Glad not kayaking. Hiking day. Now settled in tent. No fun by campfire in this wind. Beer and book. Marooned of course.




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[*] posted on 1-18-2020 at 11:07 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
What does he use as a desalinator?

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Holy schmoley....those filter pumps are $2400.00 (US $)
A good item, but probably a lot cheaper to pay a local to deliver water by boat :saint:

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