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Hitting the Beaches in Baja

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Since we've been back in Baja with Libby (our new truck), we've been venturing out about once a week to visit some of our favorite places. The best thing about Baja is all of the small beach towns, each with their own speciality and/or personality. Here's a quick look at a few of our recent outings.


Saltito is perhaps the closest white-sand beach to La Paz. It's a really pretty drive for the last few kilometers down to the beach and just a nice place to pass a day. It was our current foster dog Ruby's first beach outing and she did really well.

Mystery Beach

I have no idea if this is the real name of this beach but it's what our friends Linda and Thierry call it and, since they showed it to us, it's what we'll call it, too. It's quite a ways back a rough sand road off of one of our favorite beaches, Tecolote. As with so many of these places, we had it all to ourselves. It's an amazing thing about Baja. There are so many little coves and beaches you rarely have to share. Great for social distancing!

Linda and Thierry aren't in Casper the Ghost costumes for Halloween, they wear a lot of cover for snorkeling.

Cabo Pulmo

We also took a long weekend down on the East Cape in Cabo Pulmo, known for the marine park there. Scott and I had a day on the beach while Linda and Thierry went diving the first day.

But the next day Scott headed out, too. The area is known for giant fish balls and huge schools of fish. It's also a destination dive for diving with Bull Sharks. Thierry got some great video. Check it out.

We had a great house and, as usual with these two, a lot of fun and great food.

La Ventana

Closer to La Paz, we took a day trip to La Ventana (The Wind), which for obvious reasons given the name is known as a kite boarding destination. We had a great day chilling on the beach watching the boarders. It was a sunny, cool, windy day that reminded us of fall on the Eastern Shore.

La Ribera

Whenever I get a chance, I drag people back to one of my favorite beaches, La Ribera. We spent a month here in 2019 and it holds a special place for us. So when our friends Bill and Sue were camping nearby, it seems a perfect opportunity.

And we celebrated the Biden/Harris victory over the chaos and disfunction of the last four years!

We ended the day with dinner at the Buena Vista Hotel with a lovely dinner on the terrace before spending the night and heading home early for Sunday Funday football.

In Other News

In between our trips, we've been keeping busy. I've been volunteering with Baja Dogs and taking care of the garden. Scott's been fixing little things around the house and exploring our surroundings. And we are enjoying football season. Most days we put the TV outside and watch it from poolside - or sometimes from the pool!

And sometimes with friends.

We fostered a puppy for a week, which was both adorable and a total pain in the ass. Turns out I don't like puppies any more than I like babies and there isn't a whole lot of difference at 6 weeks IMO. Puppy pads = diapers, check. Middle of the night feedings, check. Constant supervision required, check. Nap time, check. Off the charts cute? Check.

We're cautiously optimistic about the new vaccine and the possibility it may speed our ability to get back on the road. However, we're planning to be waiting for at least a year. And now we have an appointment in September 2021 in the DC area as our daughter Morgan is getting married! We couldn't be happier for her and her wonderful fiancee Steven.

So another road trip is probably in order in the US next summer. Something to plan! Yay!

Stay safe and stay healthy! And stay tuned.

Posted by mrb430 18:12 Archived in Mexico

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