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leaving Santa Rosalia via ferry

view of Santa Rosalia as we are leaving

On the way back to Santa Rosalia, I shot some video of the highways approaching the sea. Nice and windie with very little traffic!

Back in Santa Rosalia, we got up early to make it to the ferry for a 9 a.m. departure. We had to be there for eight to clear Mexican customs (again) but then we were the first to board with the bike. It's a fairly small boat and only carried about a dozen vehicles and to our surprise everyone after us everyone else backed onto the ferry. On our arrival, we had to turn the bike around after everyone else had left, which isn't an easy task with you are hauling a trailer. We met several interesting people during the 10 hour trip across the Gulf of California and relatively calm waters, including one couple who had retired from the Air Force in 1989 and were now living in their motorhome which they used to crisscross the continent.

Gloria, of course, got seasick during the trip, which put a bit of a damper on the trip for her but we did manage to see whales leaping out of the water shortly after leaving port. Of well, so much for my plans to sail the world!

We arrived in Guaymas after dark, which was a little intimidating after all the warnings not to travel Mexican highways after dark but managed to find our way through this city of 200,000 (thanks GPS) to San Carlos which is another half hour drive from Guaymas. We found our condo and settled in for a good night's sleep.

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