Northern Baja, Mexico
Trip Start Apr 11, 2010
40Trip End May 20, 2010
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Mission San Vicente Ferrer is one of the few attractions in the area. Like many Baja missions it was only active for about a half century from 1780 to 1830 and now consists only of some ruins of adobe walls.
A couple hours south of Ensenada the landscape flattens out to a broad rather flat agricultural plain where the main crops seem to be strawberries and varieties of cut flowers and all the plants sold in the garden section at Home Depot that must be grown partially-shaded under canvas
South of San Quintin the Transpeninsular runs along the Pacific for about 30 miles to El Rosario where it turns inland. I gassed-up and then filled up on some overpriced lobster burritos at famous Mama Espinosa's Cantina, surrounded by Baja 500 off-road race memorabilia. It's said that El Rosario is where "The Real Baja" begins - 354 kilometers through the desert to the next gas station.