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Feb 9, 2014 - Loreto

The Baja is divided into two states, Baja California & Baja California Sur ( South). As we crossed the Baja Peninsula from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez and descended off the high desert down to the Sea of Cortez and Baja Sur we visited three interesting villages - Santa Rosalia, a onetime French copper mining village, Mulege, a fishing and farm village with an old prison, narrow streets(we had to fold in our side mirrors to navigate the streets), and quaint mission-style buildings. This is the first place we felt we had left winter...

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Feb 2, 2011 - Windy & Winding Ride to Loreto

Moving day…and we’re leaving the beach and heading south just 75 miles to Loreto. Even a 75-mile drive here in Baja requires a couple of hours; the roads just don’t lend themselves to speed. So, we voted to leave at 9 a.m. so we’d arrive and be settled by lunch. The weather is changing; the winds have come up and the air is just saturated with dust and haze. Despite this, the drive around Conception Bay was very pretty. If there is anything good about driving in the wind, it’s that this wind was a tailwind………well, sort of……..we were driving...

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May 14, 2010 - Loreto Fest 2010

This year was the 14th Annual Loreto Fest at the Marina in Puerto Escondido. I use marina loosely as there is a huge bay here with mooring buoys, not slips. Since our last visit a nice new restaurant, Portobello and small store for beer & munchies is now resident here. This adds greatly to the bay as there is little to nothing in the way of services in walking distance as the town of Loreto is 15 miles distant. We spent time here two years ago with our good friends Kenny and Nancy on Brandywine and were lucky enough to do so once again....

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Apr 19, 2010 - Life in Loreto

Its hard to believe we have been her for 10 days already. Anne, Dolores & Jack have been out with Juve, diving off the boat once already. Norma and Rose went along and spent the day snorkeling and soaking up the sun. I stayed around camp and washed a coat of dust etc off Roo. The underbody storage compartments were so dusty that everytime you went into one you had to wash your hands. So now Roo is somewhat shiny again, but for how long, who knows. Its been quite a lazy 10 days as I look back. Anne & Dolores have done some dog walking and...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Arrived in Loreto

As agreed we were all up and ready to go by 7am this morning, only problem was it was still dark due to the time change. Both Jack & I agreed that its bad enough dodging potholes, oncoming trucks and wildlife in the daylight so there will be no dark driving done. We drank another coffee or 2 and by 730am we agreed it was light enough to set off. We hadn’t driven 5 minutes when we came across a dead cow, victim of a night driver. These cows (and other wildlife) come onto the wam asphalt at night and lie down to sleep. They make quite the...

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Jan 3, 2010 - Loreto

Again, arrived just after dark...even tho this was supposed to be a great tourist destination, until they do something about the street set up it will not be one I´d recommend. Of course, for the very wealthy tourist it is great...Hotels on the malecon (blvd along the ocean) are very pricey ($100 US minimum). Needless to say we looked a bit further finally locating Hotel Brenda, back away from touristy stuff...still 350 pesos (about $30 US) for a dbl! Again, up and gone by 7:30...

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Nov 27, 2009 - MEX: encore Puerto Escondido

Nous restons à Puerto Escondido pour une seconde journée car l’endroit est vraiment exotique. Nous retournons nous baigner et faire de la plongée et Gérard attrape son premier poisson, un petit mais qui lui sert d’appât pour ses autres pêches de la journée. J’avais essayé de lui en attraper avec un filet mais trop difficile. Je plonge avec mon masque et mon tuba et un tas de petites bestioles de toutes les couleurs tournent autour de moi et me suivent. Comme la veille, je me contente de les admirer… Au retour, nous allons nous baigner à la...

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Périple CAN-USA-MEX

Nov 26, 2009 - MEX: Puerto Escondido

Le problème avec la route, c’est qu’il n’y a pas d’endroits pour arrêter et admirer un paysage. Quand nous traversons des secteurs montagneux, il y a des panoramas époustouflants et tout ce que je peux faire, c’est prendre une photo à travers le pare-brise (pas trop sale) du motorisé. Par exemple, le volcan des Tres Virgenes est magnifique mais si terne sur la photo. Nous traversons quelques plaines, utilisons les freins moteurs à plein pour descendre les montagnes et on traverse rapidement Loreto après un arrêt pour du diesel. Nous...

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Nov 25, 2009 - MEX: Direct sur la plage

Nous quittons San Ignacio pour la Plage de Santispac, qui nous prendra 150 km environ. Les premiers 30 km se font à travers les montagnes, dont une route appelée la « descente aux enfers », en raison de la côte abrupte et sinueuse pour arriver à Santa Rosalia, un village sur notre route. Nous avons finalement la récompense suprême de notre voyage quand nous voyons les eaux turquoises de la mer de Cortez, superbe dans le soleil du midi. Toutes les montagnes et routes dangereuses sont oubliées, les petits campings sommaires et la froidure des...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Puerto Escondido - Puerto Escondido

Dear Friends & Family, At the moment, we are sitting in a hotel room in Bakersfield California. We traveled stateside to see our youngest son, Cal, graduate from College then to have a family reunion the remainder of the week at Lake Arrowhead. Since our last blog entry we have motored to 3 anchorages around Isla Carmen – Bahia Marquer, Bahia Ballandra, and Puerto de la Lancha. All were wonderful anchorages affording some great swims, beachcombing and snorkels. We continued to buddy boat with our friends, Gil & Lexi, on their trimaran,...

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May 20, 2009 - Puerto Escondido

Wifi is becoming less and less prevalent the further north we travel as is our opportunity to find food provisions. The grocery stores like Safeway have been left behind in La Paz and now we are trying to stay abreast with stores about a 1/4th the size of a small 7-11 with fresh produce (vegetables and fruit) being available only if you arrive within a day or two of their weekly delivery. We still have a lot to learn about proper provisioning. We left San Evaristo on Mother’s Day with a southerly wind enabling us to sail for about 22 nm. We...

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Feb 16, 2009 - Loreto 2

Loreto, Baja california Sur, February 16, 2009 Spent a long day today, but a very interesting one. We hired a guide, Judy originally from Britain, who chose this area to live in. She has studied the history, the flora and fauna, and the people, so is really good. Sometimes a bit too enthusiastic, but just has to get in all the information! The Jesuits came to this area in the late 1700's to establish missions to the indians. They buit the mission here in Loreto (see our first stop here), and then decided to go up in to the mountains. They...

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