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Mar 27, 2017 - Cross the border into Mexico

3/27 The first day crossing the border went easy although we experienced our first time having Red fully X-rayed! It was green green green all the way and including Catavinia where we stayed the first night. Bon found the driving rather easy so 300 miles was not a push. With fewer tourists going in our direction...actually only met one at our overnite in Catavinia going as far as Loreto.

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Mar 8, 2016 - Catavina,Baja, Mexico

This is our first full day in Mexico. The drive was quite nice, and the sun was wonderful. We all traveled caravan style as it is much better for safety. It is save in Mexico, but even safer with traveling with others. And it makes my job as tailgunner much easier. It Catavina we stayed in RV park that is dry camping only. Again we had the whole place to ourselves. Everybody spread out, but Mark and myself cirlced the wagons to form a windbreak. The wind was light. We prepared our great group meal of Walking Tacos. Everybody thought they...

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Feb 28, 2011 - The Central Desert in Catavina

We continued our trek north, only 140-mile drive; but, some sections of road were pretty terrible (the part where the MCD blind fell off the window on the way south, the blind survived the washboard road today) and it was extremely windy…..blew the refrigerator cover off one of the rigs. It was very cold this morning too and the heat ran a good bit last night. We crossed the 28th parallel back into Baja North and Pacific Time, so we gain an hour today. There was no bug spraying; guess they are not worried about Baja Sur bugs getting into...

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Nov 21, 2009 - MEX: les cactus de Catavina

Journée de déplacement entre San Quintin et Catavina (plein de montagnes et de montées sinueuses !!!!), où nous arrêtons pour la nuit au camping d’un parc national. Ce camping est en plein désert garni de cactus, il y en a 100 variétés et c’est superbe de voir les « cirros » (les cierges), une sorte de cactus poussant tout en hauteur. Les photos montrent ces merveilles, trop difficile à décrire. Je me suis piquée les doigts (enflés rouges quelques heures) en essayant d’en toucher certains… Notre emplacement est aussi désertique, nous...

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Périple CAN-USA-MEX

Feb 8, 2009 - Catavina

Catavina Baja Norte – Feb 2, 2009 Left Colonia Vincente Guerrero at 7:00, and arrived at Catavina, about in the middle of the peninsula at two this afternoon. Good Sam (and Sissie and Barb) fed us chilli, watermellon and cake. Lovely – no dishes. About eight or eight thirty, we stopped for coffee at a beautiful beach. Miles and miles of sand, and the surf breaking. Wish I could reproduce the sound! It’s just so peaceful and relaxing. A couple of the rigs have dogs attached. One of them in particular is a Wimereiner (sp), and is a young dog....

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Mar 16, 2008 - Palm Saturday in Catavina & Mechanical Troubles For Our Friends

After a windy evening at Rancho Santa Ines where we circled the wagons and enjoyed a meal with our friends, we awoke to the van pulling out of the ranch. Joe and I went for a walk across a wide arroyo and up into the desert hillside. This part of the desert is known for its unique boulder strewn landscape. We are so fortunate to be in this area in springtime after a particularly wet winter. The are so many interesting blooming plants, trees and cactii. We headed out together, stopping near Catavina, where Joe and Dawne wanted to show us...

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Our Adventure

Jan 22, 2008 - Cactus, Boulders and Desert - Our Next Agenda

When we left the beach at San Quintin, we moved from the northern Baja to central Baja on our way to Catavina. Carol and I were in the lead this time, giving Ken a chance to relax and be other than the wagon master. He was delighted - after he warmed up that is. Mex 1, the major highway that traverses Baja California from north to south, runs through the longest mountainous section of that highway as one moves towards Catavina. It was reminiscent of Alaska with huge areas of wilderness and few people. Coming down out of the mountains, a...

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Jan 8, 2008 - San Quinitin to Catavina

Day 3...Today we awoke to sunshine and the small of the Pacific. From here on out we are in group one traveling as the "butt" most of the time. Today we drove in the sunshine and into the "bad lands" about 113 miles to our first camp. We were required to get fuel, as we go two days without it, and paid $1.82/gal for diesel (Ya hoo!). The desert was just the most unique and beautiful, as the recent rains made everything green! They kept telling us we were seeing a "first time" for these conditions this time of year. Our camp, a working ranch...

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Mexico Bound!

Dec 16, 2007 - Catavina

Sunday December 16...10:15pm Up and on the road by 8am this morning. We figure on doing no more than 3 hours driving on the days that we do drive, so by getting on the road early we can be pretty much set up by lunch hour or thereabouts. Plus, it gives lots of time if anything unforseen happens along the way. The water had turned funny at the campground last night, so we never got a chance to fill our holding tank with fresh water. We don't drink the holding tank water...except after it's been boiled for coffee and tea, but we at least want...

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Dec 1, 2007 - Baja California Norte - Uno

CAUTION: Don't believe everything you read about Baja, including this post. The problem is that there isn't ever just one way to describe it. Ours is a first-time visitor's perspective, an RV'ing perspective and the viewpoint of canadian travellers. I guarantee that anyone else's account will be dramatically different, to the point where you will wonder if it is describing the same place. But describe it I will. Over this and the next few posts we'll try to give you a sense of our maiden trip to the wild west of Mexico, the mecca for...

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Our Adventure

Feb 25, 2007 - Cataviña

Mileage 17,069 I was afraid that we would be stuck in Guerrero Negro for awhile while Rob got better but he decided that, although it was a restless night for us both, he could drive the next day to Cataviña - our next stop. What'a guy! He was ok on the drive but I got progressively worse with pain in my right side. We made it ok though, and discovered a stark and beautiful campsite in the Parque Natural de Desierto Central De Baja California in the middle of a mesa covered with cacti and boulders. The rocky landscape, inter-mixed with...

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Feb 5, 2007 - Catavina...Camping in the desert

Another 7 am start...This is vacation? We stopped about 8 for breakfast on the beach and sand dollar hunting. This was probaly to relax us for the upcoming drive. The roads here are 9.5 feet wide and have no shoulder. We are 8.5 feet wide. So there is no room for error. One of our fellow travelers lost a rear view mirror when an 18 wheeler came too close while passing. We have to gas up when we can since you can go long stretches without seeing a station. There are some entrepreneurs selling gas on the road just in case. We pass through...

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Baja or Bust 2007

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