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Mar 24, 2015 - Mexico - La Paz

I got back on the bus and continued on to La Paz, a smaller community on the east side of the Baja peninsula. I stayed in a hotel just off the Malecón, with easy access to everything. La Paz is much, much less touristy – there are some tourists but not many and definitely no large groups of students on spring break like I saw in Cabo San Lucas. I went snorkeling with whale sharks – the juveniles feed on a sandbar near the town so we snorkeled alongside them as they move along eating plankton. Even though they were just juveniles, some were...

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Nov 27, 2014 - 2ieme Etat du Mex et Histoire de Tatoo ...

Bonjour a Tous, La Paz, grosse ville de cet état(300,000). Ou part le traversier pour le continent, ma prochaine destination. Les bonnes et belles rencontres continus. France élever a Riv Bleu a 15 km de Ponik. Gary et John voir photo. Un endroit dans la Mer de Cortez que je retournerais bien pour quelques sem mois avec une van et kayak/tuba et palme. Beaucoup plus positif le sud de la Baja C. Probablement que l'adaptation progresse, je pense toujours prendre une pose avec emphase sur l'espagnol. J'apprécierais un peu plus de pouvoir...

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Feb 18, 2014 - La Paz

Today marked the halfway point of our Baja trip. We traveled from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz on HW 19 on a good 4 lane freeway. From here back to the border we will follow Mexico 1, a good but 2 lane narrow road; the same route we came down on but now staying at different villages and campgrounds. It is the one and only highway. It should be fun. We did find many ways to enjoy Cabo San Lucas. As a group we visited one of the glass factories and watch them blow several things - a vase, pitcher, then a turtle with a hat & bottle. They had some...

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Feb 14, 2014 - Playa Tecolote

The trip from Escondido to Playa Tecolote was a long (236 mi) desolate, flat road with few villages with nothing to see except dry desert. Keeping track of the rigs in front and in back, relieves some of the boredom and then listening to books on tapes, also helps. We spent two nights dry camping on a long lovely beach - Playa Tecolote, The beach is about 20 miles Northeast of La Paz. It was warm, the sun was shining. and it was enjoyable. The wind blew most of the time but not hard enough to make it uncomfortable. While we were at...

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Jan 29, 2014 - Bonus Edition

Today we have a special treat for all you avid readers, a Bonus Edition if you will. I thought the attached was too classic, too reflective of Mexico, to not share. By way of introduction, the author is Bill Bell, a fellow I have played golf with once or twice, but I’m sure he doesn’t even know my name. Bill is a retired political columnist for the Vancouver Sun newspaper (I think). He and his wife Dorothy (Dot) live down here in Mexico pretty much full time. They supplement their pensions by producing an online newspaper...

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They're At It Again!

Nov 13, 2012 - I'm going back to the border....

Where my affairs, my affairs ain't abused I can't take any more bad water I've been poisoned from my head down to my shoes.... Here I am in La Paz, Baja, Mexico waiting around for a ferry to take me to the mainland. I figure I should take the time to do an update and wrap my head around the last month of travel. I've been all over the map, 1900 miles of driving in the Land Cruiser, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, 6 flights, from Cabo to LA to Vegas to LA to SD to LA to Cabo. It's been a blast but none of it has been easy. Let me jump back...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Baja Sur, Mexico 2012

Dear Friends and Family, I want to share a little of our adventures in Baja and of our neighbors to the south. I think this is especially important right now as Mexico is getting so much negative publicity because of the cartels and because of the unresolved immigration issues. The demand for illegal drugs, the importation of firearms and the lack of a clear and fair immigration/guest worker policy is our contribution to the situation. The Mexican people we saw are so polite and their community and family life so strong, that it is a...

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2012 Baja Trip

Nov 5, 2011 - Our cruise...

Not long ago, we took our first cruise, not a long one, just down the Baja peninsula stopping in Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, and La Paz. Previous experiences with Mexico had been in border towns like Tijuana, Matamoros, Reynosa, Ciudads Acuna and Juarez, and a couple of driving trips to Ensenada in the early 1960’s. Flying in to San Diego, we were met by buses that took us to the cruise ship terminal where we were processed for boarding. Within just a few hours, we departed San Diego embarking on a deep sea cruise to Cabo San Lucas. Our cabin...

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Feb 8, 2011 - Driving Day to LaPaz

La Paz was our destination today, about 120 miles. We rolled out about 8:30 a.m. and it was generally an easy drive. Everyone had fun with Dwight & Sharon because Sharon put the Jeep in the wrong gear and they pulled out with their bedroom slide extended….the sheriff will definitely levy some fines. The early part was flat, a rarity, and reminded us of the roads in Oklahoma, except narrower. We took a break after about 50 miles and then hit a little hilly section and some curvy areas. We had a little extended break while the guys worked on...

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Jan 18, 2011 - NEW Website

Hi All, Remember us? Gary & Cindy Ladd. Well we are still on the sailboat! How many of you doubting thomases are still out there? I think most of you know that we changed our web blog over a year ago. We hope that you have checked it out and even follow us once in a while. For those that did not book mark the page here it is again: http://svdistantshores.blogspot.com/ We did not cross the Pacific Ocean for Australia in 2010 for numerous reasons 1) our youngest daughter got remarried in October, 2) we needed to put in a new engine, 3) we...

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Dec 12, 2010 - Katie in Mexico

Dear Family and Friends, We are moored up in La Paz until tomorrow when we set off for 10 days of cruising through nearby islands in the Sea of Cortez. We just had a wonderful week-long visit from Katie, meeting her in Los Cabos and then sailing with her into the Sea of Cortez and up to La Paz, a three and a half day sail, with a beautiful day in between at one of our favorite anchorages so far. Since Katie had never been to Mexico, or spent more than an hour with us sailing, it was all new experience for her and she was wide-eyed and...

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Chirpy Ventures

Dec 12, 2010 - Merry Christmas 2010

Feliz Navidad Friends and Family, For a reasonably high latitude couple there are many strange disjointed feelings that come with celebrating the festive season in a near-desert environment close to the Tropic of Cancer. Clear skies, dry warm days, palms and not conifers, sipping water rather than exhaling clouds of condensation. Same Bing Crosby in the stores, different pace of buying, sandals rather than winter boots and certainly no snow. Strange in so many ways despite the fact that the first Christmas was probably spent in a similar...

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