Month: September 2012

Meeting The Dangerz

We had been following the adventures of these two on their blog, The Dangerz, for a while. And for a month or two we had been in touch, hoping we’d be able to run into each other somewhere. Finally we…

Paz en La Paz

We’re just two weeks into our trip now but we’ve covered more than 1,450 miles (much more than the 1200 km I’d randomly guessed the other day) since leaving San Francisco. Some of the drive through Baja has been quite…

El Tecolote camping fail

While we waited for Wednesday and our appointment with the mechanic, we decided to go spend the night at Playa El Tecolote, just about 20 Km north of La Paz. Hurricane Miriam is supposed to be approaching the tip of…

First breakdown

Driving a 23-year-old vehicle down the Americas, we fully expect that things will break. Even though no important part of the Pony is actually 23 years old, because I’ve been replacing everything that made sense to replace, we know breakdowns…

Dog Day Afternoons

We’re officially on the new-to-me part of our trip, nine days in, because we’re now past Loreto, the farthest south in Baja I’d been before (last year with Juan). We’d wanted to hang out for a few days at the…

To the Sea

Here’s Juan and Milo’s photo shoot at Punta Baja, a jutting peninsula that’s a rocky drive from El Rosario. After leaving El Rosario, we crossed Parallelo 28 into Baja California Sur, which is one hour ahead of Baja California. We…

No-man’s land

We’re now safely in our third night in Baja, after a failed attempt to treat ourselves to a night at the Baja Cactus, this awesome hotel in El Rosario that a trucker once told us about. We spent Night 2…

Finally, on the road

The last two or three weeks felt like a constant goodbye. I think we met friends for drinks or dinner every single night. While this was great, I was looking forward to camping. Finally last night, we drove to a…