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Bahia Conception (Conception Bay), Baja California

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
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Bahia Conception. Well here we are on the east coast of the Baja, looking at the Sea of Cortez for the first time. We 4-wheeled onto a small peninsula that is only accessible when the tide is low (yes, the frame of the truck is getting a little red now from the salt…) but it […]
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Cabo del Sol Timeshare

Sunday, October 19, 2003
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We only had one full day in Cabo San Lucas, and we spent it doing the most interesting stuff. You’re really gonna shake your head at this! During our stroll downtown, we met Alex, who roped us into going to see a timeshare the following morning. Well, I’m not sure if that’s right way to […]
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Cabo San Lucas, Baja California

Saturday, October 18, 2003
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Although we were aware that Cabo San Lucas was a major tourist destination, we were still surprised by what awaited us in this city. A well paved divided highway with bridges (it was the first road we’ve seen that was actually engineered!) took us into town where bright parasailers, jetskiers, snorkellers, scuba divers, small cruise […]
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Cabo San Quintin, Baja California

Sunday, October 5, 2003
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We’ve spent 3 glorious days here on a long sandy beach in an ecological reserve on a long thin peninsula. We’ve spent some time walking in the sand dunes to the other side of the peninsula, and have identified a number of animal tracks in the sand along the way. We reckon there’s lots of […]
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Faces of the Baja

Friday, October 3, 2003
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We spent the first part of the day exploring the back roads in the Baja. This it appears, is where the “real” Baja exists, as is noted on the town gate to Puerto Santo Tomas. Roads are all gravel, but in fairly good condition. There are no major potholes, but the washboards are quite bad. […]
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Ferry: La Paz to Mazatlan, Mexico

Monday, October 20, 2003
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Choosing to take the Baja ferry across the Sea of Cortez can be a big decision. First of all you don’t know quite what to expect. Here is how it worked for us: We purchased our tickets a few days in advance since we were leaving La Paz for a few days in the interim, […]
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Field Repair – Hole in a Battery

Saturday, October 4, 2003
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What do you do when you are sitting by the truck, and you hear a sizzling sound. The truck has been off for a day at least. Hmm. Start by opening the hood and taking a look around. After a short inspection, you might see a surplus of white crystals around one of your battery […]
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Photos of USA and Baja, 2003

Sunday, March 9, 2008
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Playa Junk, Baja California

Thursday, October 9, 2003
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When we left Guerroro Negro we decided to take a side trip to a peninsula that is the largest ecological reserve in Mexico and Central America. It is home to the endangered Pronghorn deer, or “Berrendo” in Spanish – an antelope type creature. Our first stop was Playa Malarrimo, a beach that is home to […]
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Puerto Santo Tomas and Ej Erendira, BC Norte

Monday, September 29, 2003
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We headed into Mexico in the late morning – see our next post to read about our border crossing experience. After messing around in the large border town, Tijuana, for a few hours (mostly trying to find a bank at which to cash traveller’s cheques – we were unsucessful by the way, since the foreign […]
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San Ignacio, Baja California

Monday, October 13, 2003
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San Ignacio is an oasis in the desert. A river runs through it, fed by the sierras. The settlers brought date palms to the area and now the town is nestled right in the middle of a huge grove of them. There was no where to camp for free in the town, so after eating […]
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Santa Rosalillita, Baja California

Tuesday, October 7, 2003
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The Sonoran Desert is really cool. I’ve never really been to a desert, and it was amazing to see all the different types of cacti and plants that grow there. The Sonoran Cacti are huge…often as large as trees. It’s funny to see that there were signposts indicating ranches/farms in the area. Now, how people […]
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The Desert of Miracles

Sunday, October 12, 2003
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In the morning, Marina told us to look around – and we did. The desert was green. Over the past few weeks, for some godly reason the skies chose to let loose – for the first time in 7 years. There are Mexican children who saw the rain for the first time. The hardy seeds […]
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The Eastern Cape Region, Baja California

Friday, October 17, 2003
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We’ve just been watching a very cute hermit crab for the last half hour or so. He was very shy and it took him forever to come out of his shell. Lucky for him, we returned him to the ocean .. unlike the other crabs that we caught yesterday afternoon – let’s just say we […]
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Update of Field Repair #1

Monday, October 6, 2003
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Well, welding the hole in the battery worked like a charm, and when we headed into the next town, we went to a mechanic’s shop and drilled a hole in the top of the battery and filled it with water. Everything was going great – but then as Robin was welding the hole in the […]
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USA to Mexico Border Crossing

Tuesday, September 30, 2003
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This crossing from USA to Tijuana was quite simple, though it caught us a bit by surprise. After all the messing about, the whole process took us about 2 hours. From San Diego on the I-5 South, you start seeing border signs about 2 miles prior. All of a sudden, the border appears. Expecting to […]
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Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California

Saturday, October 11, 2003
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At Guerroro Negro we met a nice lady serving us Fish Tacos. She practiced her english while we learned some more spanish words. We all had a good time, and decided to meet up again on our way North through the Baja. A big part of us wants to take the ferry from La Paz […]
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