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Jan 27, 2011 - Criss-crossing the Peninsula

We didn’t have a terribly long drive today, only 210 miles, so the group voted for an 8:30 a.m. departure time. Everyone was ready about 10 minutes early so we rolled on. The first 40 miles were familiar as we were returning to the Bahia de Los Angeles junction with Highway 1. We took a coffee break there. Or a break for the drivers to get rid of the coffee consumed earlier. It’s hard to follow the KM markers because they change often and we started at 0 again. Punta Prieta is a ranching community and it’s not unusual to see cows grazing...

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Jan 22, 2008 - Bahia de Los Angeles to San Ignacio

It is Janine's birthday today and of course I always try to give her a day to remember. Well I outdid myself this time; this is definitely a day she will not soon forget! The first challenge was finding the road out of town. Signage is not a big thing here and the main side roads are indistinguishable from driveways or goat paths. After a couple of false starts that ended in someone's yard we found the road south and began the journey. We were warned that the first few miles were rocky but it got better after that. A little rocky was...

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May 9, 2007 - Day 3 - Overnight at Bahia de Los Angeles

Bahia de Los Angeles was reached in the late afternoon after a rough ride in the running tide of the narrow Canal de Ballenas (no Ballenas were actually seen here) and a pretty heavy surf in the large Bay of LA itself. Terease hoofed it across the street to the Costa del Sol Motel and Sandra, the owner's daughter brought a truck that she was willing to loan for the inevitable fuel run to the nearest Pemex. Sandra's mother, Victoria, returned from Ensenada that evening and, exercising her motherly prerogative, insisted that Brian and Terease...

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Jan 23, 2007 - Bahia de Los Angeles

Mileage 15,609 We made it into Mexico and through customs without a hitch. Then we got lost - but just sort of - in Tijuana. Travel Hint: Don't get lost in Tijuana. But we sorted ourselves out and we're soon on our merry way driving down a spectacular Pacific coast highway. A one night stop in Colonia Vincente Guerrero for a wonderful local fish and shrimp dinner and then on to Bahía de Los Angeles. Beautiful little - and I do mean tiny - community on the Golfo de California/Sea of Cortes. Parked right on the water. Rob was soon off fishing...

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Jan 26, 2006 - Bahia de Los Angeles

Hello everyone, we've surfaced. Internet service is not the easiest thing to find in Mexico. We have had some real adventures in the six days we have been on the road. The caravan left San Diego and after crossing the border (there was no one there to even wave to) several rigs took a wrong turn. G&K included. After a couple of brilliant manuvers G&K led the wayward group back on track. Katho has turned out to be a great navigator. The mountains in the Baja are ominous. We had no idea. Not only should we study geography, but we would...

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Aug 8, 2005 - Ensenada Alcatraz to BLA Village

Our passage from Alcatraz to the village was very pleasant. We definitely made a great decision to stop the pain yesterday -- much better conditions for heading south today! We caught a sierra mackerel on the way into town again, same as last time. We are sure that as soon as we count on that, we won't catch one. So, here we are again in BLA Village, for our town errand-running time. There are many more boats since we last visited, with us being anchored with 5 other boats our first night here. There are probably now 20 cruising boats in...

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Jul 27, 2005 - BLA Village to Ensenada Alcatraz

We left BLA village for the 16 nautical mile trip to Ensenada Alcatraz on July 27. We had heard that there were strong West winds that sometimes blow in the anchorage, but the current conditions were strong SE winds, so we anchored in the middle, for both conditions. Since we never saw a W wind, we would have been better off anchoring closer to the point, but oh well. We had the anchorage to ourselves. There is a beautiful, big white sand beach that was a great walk. The wind started picking up towards the end of our morning stroll, but we...

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Jul 12, 2005 - Bahia Las Animas to Bahia de Los Angeles

We made the 20 mile journey from Bahia Las Animas to Bahia de Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 12 due to the rumored arrival of the weekly produce truck. This is a fairly remote fishing/tourist town and gets a produce delivery once per week. We have heard that if you want good produce, you need to go the day of the produce truck or the next or everything good will be gone! Since this will be our produce source through late September or so, we need to get the routine down! We motor sailed to BLA (as it is usually referred to) and anchored in...

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