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The highway Mex 1 from San Quentin cuts through the fog coming up the valley from the Pacific. We got an early start and expected that we would be driving for 6 hours or more, a lot for a Gingo in Baja. From the fog Mex 1 rises quickly and then dives into a canyon to the town of El Rosario. El Rosario was made famous by a restaurant called Mama Espinoza's that was frequented by Steve McQueen, Parnelli Jones, James Garner and others as a check ...
As we leave the United States and Canada behind us, heading down the Baja California, some updated stats:
Total mileage so far: 9193
Total hours on the road: 210
Average speed: 44
Average mpg: 36 (Diesel fuel now £0.50/litre!)
Highest altitude so far: 14, 240 feet – Mount ...
... and many high rise developments have just been abandoned. Its such a shame because the people are so friendly and helpful.
El Rosario was a little dot on the map but a good overnight stop, we met some American guys in the local cantina who had been down here panning for gold.
Today we travelled 5 hours over very narrow stretches of road with many sections of guardrail that had been smashed through by some vehicle probably travelling too fast on these ...
Midway thru the Baja is one of my favorite and most unusual parts of the trip known as the boulder field. About 40 miles of huge rock outcroppings with the road widening thru it. It enters a huge field of giant cactus that extends for miles. A few cars and trucks along the way but otherwise no scene of humans or wildlife for maybe 150 miles. No gas either. Just a few lonely Mexicans selling in barrels. Fortunately our tank had a long way to ...
... not to enjoy seeing these wonderful creatures out in the middle of nowhere and their wonderful characteristics always bring a smile and laugh :-)
Back at our motel of the whales we moved the loungers into the sunshine, which happened to be in the parking area, and sat warming ourselves in the weakening winter sunshine while chattering excitedly about what we had just experienced :-)
We later discovered there are two very basic things that are ...