Baja 2016 - The Ultimate Road Trip
One Dog, Two people and Four Wheels
A wild 6-month ride wheeling through Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Heidi, Tom and Sam here we go…
I love to be drinking coffee sitting on a beach waiting for sunrise.
Almost every day there are unreal sunrises at the beach.
The sunsets here have also been cool.
Some evenings the sun throws out an awesome hew to the east filling the bay with color.
That evening a group of adventure motorcycle riders came to check out the camp. They know about and read advRider.com. I say “I’m cavebiker and this is cavegirl” The guy on the right, known as TragicOverlander said he has read some of our reports. Way cool. This is their first time riding in Baja and they are all super excited about it. I think they are new to riding together and today had a little difficulty deciding what to do. One guy talked about staying in a hotel in town to watch the super bowl while the other three wanted to camp here.
TragicOverlander sends his biker love to us. These are fun guys. Heidi and I enjoy asking them about where they want to go and for how long. We are excited for them. The last time here we were on a motorcycle. There is a big comradery between bikers who are ‘on the road’ that can be a real high.
We are heading toward Guerrero Negro, a famous whale watching location where we have stayed twice before. We know they have a bank so obtaining cash is our main objective. We have a few hotels picked out in case we want to spend the night. Driving in the town feels a lot busier then we remembered, I guess we expected that though.
After a careful check of all the street taco places in town we pick a joint. I sit with Sam while Heidi runs for the tacos. She gets Beef tacos just the way we like them ‘tacos de carne asada’ with the fixings in small baggies.
Photo: Heidi brings her own TP (standard practice) but was surprised the gas station had its own.
Its hot and dusty and no hotels were talking to us, so we book-on out of town to the next potential overnight location, somewhere south…
The paved highways through Baja are desert and mountains with sharp turns, steep drop offs and no shoulders. Sometimes the highway is so narrow we can’t believe two semi-trucks could meet without hitting. It’s a no wonder there are so many memorials here. It really takes nerves to drive here and if you don’t remember that after driving the Baja that’s just a defense mechanism making you forget, otherwise you would remember. I completely forget every time.
Heidi confides in me, she says” I’ve been having repeating vivid nightmares about us stalling and being hit by a truck and flying off the mountain. I can’t let it go. They have turned into day-mares. It’s freaking me out. I think I need to talk about it.” Heidi is paralyzed with fear while we drive along. I say” Yes, we need to clear you” And she knows exactly what that means, ‘clearing’ is a Psycho-Cybernetics technique of ridding a person of troubling thought behavior. It’s worked for us in the past :| .
Stay tuned for more fun in Mexico's Baja Peninsula…
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