Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
Trip Start Apr 11, 2010
40Trip End May 20, 2010
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Bahia de Los Angeles has as stunning location among seaside cliffs, barren mountains, and islands and an impossibly blue bay, a setting that reminded me greatly of many places I visited on Egypt's Red Sea coast. Numerous campgrounds full of gringos in RVs ring the bay, people here for sun and play in three primary sports - deep sea fishing, dirt biking, and sea kayaking. The last of the three is the only one I'd be interested in engaging in, but sea kayaking probably wouldn't be a good idea on such an unusually cold windy day
The town of Bahia de Los Angeles itself is dusty and depressed-feeling, and I got a real sense of a place out of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl". Steinbeck actually set his novella further down the peninsula in LaPaz, but as LaPaz has become a substantial and rather prosperous city, Bahia de Los Angeles is for me where Kino and Juana and Coyotito lived and "The Pearl" took place.
My seaside campsite at Daggett's Beach Camp was fortunately sheltered by a palapa, but my tent was still buffeted by high winds through the night and I woke up in the morning to find myself rolling around in sand. It felt like time to move on.