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Mar 11, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

The next day we went out whale petting again. Both days the weather was great and the lagoon calm. Again the whales cooperated and we spent many hours watching and petting baby whales. After the whale watching we had a social on the patio at the RV park/restaurant with natchos and tons of sides.

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Mar 10, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

The first pictures posted are of the salt mine tour. This actually happened after we went out in the boats whale petting. It is supposted to be called whale watching, but everybody on the trip got to pet a whale. The salt mine is one of the largest in the world. It is here because the water in the lagoon is higher in salt than the ocean. Also because of the wind and heat here that makes for fast evaporation. It is a huge operation and employs about 800 people.

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Mar 9, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

This leg was supposed to take 5 hours. But we came upon an overturned tanker truck. The road at this point is only 19 wide (entire paved roadway, no shoulders). You can't go off the pavement without having an accident. We were stopped for about 1.5 hours or so. So we got the opportunity to get out and take pictures of the beautiful desert.

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Nov 18, 2014 - Mexique, 1er État La Baja California et sensations

Bonjour a tous, Petite entrée pour mettre un point sur la carte et donner mes impressions sur mon premier État dans ce nouveau pays en vélo. Bien l'entrée fut des plus facile, obtenir le visa pour 180 jours aussi. Ce visa est vendu pour 25 dollars US lorsqu'on franchit la porte de la frontière, pas besoin de chercher, ils nous attendent. Bien pratique, Gracias. Après, l'adaptation est bien présente... Par exemple, les parcs des villes ou villages n'ont pas d'eau/fontaine et on doit payer pour utiliser les toilettes. Les routes, très peu...

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Feb 26, 2014 - Guerrero Negro

We spent 2 days and 3 nights in La Paz. It is a large city with over 300,000 in the community. It sits on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez. On the city tour the first day, we visited Cathedral de La Paz, Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia, Ibarra's Pottery, and the public market. We bought some small nice Mexican Pottery at Ibarras and became more aware of the history of the Baja at the Museum. Day two we walked the Malacom (board walk) that stretched a couple miles along the bay. Along with being a well keep beachfront, there were...

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Feb 26, 2011 - Whales in Baja California

A long overnight bus journey took us to Guerrero Negro, about half way up Baja California. Over the last few months we have mastered the art of sleeping in all sorts of places, so the overnight journeys aren't a problem, except that the buses get stopped periodically by the army searching for drugs in transit. Mexico has a massive problem with rival drug gangs fighting for territorial control, and there is a very noticeable armed police / military presence all over northern Mexico. Anyway, they stop the bus, you all have to get off while...

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Ruddles' Travels

Feb 25, 2011 - Back to the Pacific

We drove a little under 200 miles today and it was a relatively easy day. We were laughing as we all pulled out from the beach. Dan & Carol had set an 8:30 a.m. departure time, but by 8:20 a.m. they were almost all alone at the beach. Dan said he thought he was the tail gunner when we all bailed like rats abandoning a sinking ship….we weren’t really anxious to leave Playa Santispac but it seemed everyone was just ready to go this morning. It was a little windy but the roads were pretty good. We stopped after about an hour to get Foxy out...

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Apr 9, 2010 - Another travel day

We were on the road bright and early this morning with quite a long drive ahead of us to Guerrero Negro. Once again this is just a travel day with not much to report. The scenery changes on this section of journey as we head inland into the desert. We arrived in Guerrero Negro and set up camp at Mario’s which is a tour company, restaurant, and campsite. Mario’s is just south of the military base and agricultural spray when you enter town. The agricultural spray charges 20 pesos and you drive over a spray which wets the underside of your...

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Back to Baja 2010.

Feb 18, 2010 - Guerrero Negro - Whale Watching

Yesterday we went out in boats to see the Gray Whales. There are about 10 people in a boat and we took three boats for our group. The Gray Whales are protected by a bay here in Guerrro Negro and they come here every year to give birth and mate. Our tour was very successful as we were able to find several whales that wanted to be petted and play with our groups. Almost everyone was able to touch a whale. Even Marthica. What a wonderful and enjoyable experience. Our captain said we were very lucky and that a lot of tours did not get the close...

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Nov 23, 2009 - MEX: sel pour les routes de Québec

Cette journée d’arrêt, toujours à Guerrero Negro, permet de poursuivre le lavage et le ménage. Nous allons nous promener encore une fois vers les lagunes, pas loin des immenses mares de sel qui est exploité commercialement. Il semble que ce sel soit celui qui est utilisé au Canada l’hiver, sur les routes. Moi je préfère voir le sel ici qu’au Canada, cet hiver… ;-) Un dîner mexicain de tacos et quelques courses à l’épicerie : Gérard cherche un produit genre Raid pour tuer les fourmis mexicaines qui veulent faire du camping avec nous. Il a de...

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Périple CAN-USA-MEX

Nov 22, 2009 - MEX: Guerrero Negro

Le trajet Catavina vers Guerrero Negro se passe bien, la plupart du temps dans des vallées sur une route pas large mais où nous sommes seuls en ce dimanche AM. Nous arrivons au camping de Mario’s restaurant, à Guerrero Negro, vers l’heure du dîner. Nous sommes les seuls clients de l’immense camping et nous sommes traités aux petits soins. Nous avons 2 chiens blancs comme gardiens personnels et on mange des burritos délicieux chez Mario. Une promenade nous fait découvrir une ville assez développée, en raison du tourisme important généré par...

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Jul 8, 2009 - Up the Baja

By now you all know that we made the trip up the Baja safely. Our first night we stayed in Guerrero Negro, inexpensive clean little place and had a great dinner at the Malarimmo. The picture posted is at Catavina. We got to the border about 3pm, and had an hour wait to cross. There was still plenty of daylight, and we weren't tired, so we drove on to Veronica's house to see the grandkids. That was a nice visit. The next day, San Jose.

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