Old Mill Hotel
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... and we set off for the buffet. Unfortunately the dining room was full and we found ourselves sharing a table with some more randoms. I must say that the people that we have met so far have all been very friendly and have contributed to very pleasant and enjoyable dining experiences but I can already sense the pattern of conversation falling into four topics; home, family , the missing Malaysian airliner and whether Wakefield Trinity can avoid relegation ...
... now we are on the infamous Mex 1, a winding narrow highway with killer trucks. Aside from the fact that there is some serious construction going on, replacing bridges and fairly long KMs of highway, Mex 1 was not too bad. My guess there was only 30 KMs of dirt road. So far. We didn't push it. Although first time I have ever passed a semi on a dirt road or seen an 18 wheeler stuck in sand.
Lots of traffic ...
... life. But about 30 kms along the tar abruptly ends and one finds oneself on firstly roughish gravel as the route edges around colossal salt flats. Later it deteriorates to nicely
corrugated sand and hardpacked mud which should it rain would be entertaining to drive on. From San Ignacio town to the whale watching camps strung along the shore of the laguna altogether it’s around 60 kms of which half is tar, the rest rubbish, so it’s over an hour’s drive. And ...
... 500 years old.
Apart from the boojum, Baja has about 125 cactus that are near endemic to the peninsula making it a botanical wonderland.
It was while we were stopped on the edge of the road taking photos of some of these giants and the spectacular flowers they produce when we heard a whine of a young dog. He was reluctant to approach us but he finally did so and let Viv pick him up. I got him a drink of water and we have never seen a ...
... a while putting our arrival time in jeopardy.
****! About to pack it up here at La Fonda (4 per room on beach $70 a night; K58) and try to score…few side notes:
-all of us were amping; uncertain of how big it was going to be
-pulled in after dark, but it wasn’t sketchy. This place is secure
-balled out ...