Countdown to Friday departure as the Baja Peninusla lures me south once again. This trip, I’ll again have the joy experiencing the extraordinary and diversified beauty of the long finger of desert, rock and mountainous terrain. If you’ve never done the drive, then you don’t really know Baja.
Cathy and Patrick are packing their respective bags. This will be Cathy’s first road trip, and I’m excited for her to experience the open spaces. We’re still jockeying between one or two cars .. but in any event, the clock is ticking and soon the open road will be under our wheels.
Plan is first night at El Jardin, the most serene motel tucked off the road just north of San Quintin. The gardens surrounding the motel are amazing – even a small grove of orange trees fills out the back. Early Saturday, we’ll book it for Loreto, checking into “Casa de Catalina” for a day’s road rest. Supplies will be gathered and a joy trip to the Tiligues (Sunday open air market) to fill out the fresh veggie/fruit part of our food group. Either late Sunday, or early Monday – depending on surf and social life conditions 🙂 – we’ll make the drive to San Juanico, surfboards and suntan lotion loaded on the Explorer.
The last two days have been registration, insurance – and the procurment of a sentri transponder for my car – the second in the ‘fleet’ – for easier crossing back into the United States. It’s part of the Trusted Traveler Program of Homeland Security and it’s nice to be a vetted American.
Promises to self this trip : Stop for more photographs. Take time to sketch and to paint. Surf ’til you drop!