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Ciudad Constitución - Local Kids Keeping Folklorico Tradition Alive

Ciudad Constitución

Ciudad Constitución

Puerto San Carlos

Mileage 16,085

We had a great last night in Loreto. We went to dinner at a fancy pants restaurant, Las Islas, on the malecón. We had a great dinner; the restaurant had a mariachi trio that had the best voices and played better than we've heard yet. Then we walked back the 10 blocks to our campground along the malecón with the wind gently rustling the palms and with the full moon painting a mile-long swath across the water leading up to the star-lit sky. What a great ending to a neat little town!

We made a quick (2 night) stop in Ciudad Constitución. This is a big agricultural area as a major aquifer was discovered to provide irrigation needs. So it is an important and growing farming community. Not much on the tourist scene though so we thought we'd drive out to the coast to see Puerto San Carlos on the Bahia Magdalena. They were having the Festival de la Ballena Gris or Festival of the Gray Whale. We had seen the whales in Alaska frolicking and now they have come to the Bahia to calve in January and February. Well, Puerto San Carlos turned out to be a dusty, friendly, dusty, quiet and dusty little town. We saw posters for the Festival but never did find the goings on. Oh well, it was a pleasant drive... Lost another of our group to engine trouble (cracked fuel line on their diesel) but since this is a farming community with lots of tractors and big equipment, we are hoping they will be able to catch up with us later in Los Barriles.

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