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Aguacaliente

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2 travelers at this place:

  • Day158

    Hot Spring bei Ebbe

    October 17 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Eigentlich wollen wir heute ein bisschen Strecke machen, aber das erste mal einkaufen, Besorgung der Sim karte, Wasser auffüllen etc. haben uns so lange aufgehalten, dass wir uns für eine weiter Nacht hier entschieden haben.

    Außerdem erzählt uns die Campbesitzerin, dass bei Ebbe heißes Wasser unter dem Strand lang fließt. Das heißt.... buddel dir ein Loch und setz dich ins heiße Wasser.

    Bis es stockdunkel ist genießen wir die "Badewanne" mit Blick aufs Meer, danach gibt es lecker Hähnchen aus dem Omnia-Ofen.

    Plötzlicher Geistesblitz von Felix..... verdammt wir haben die gute Fiskas Schaufel am Strand vergessen! Also schnell zum Strand runter, aber weder vom Loch noch von der Schaufel ist was zu sehen. Bis auf zwei kleine Sandtürmchen hat die Flut alles weggespühlt. Felix will schon aufgeben aber Anja wühlt beharrlich weiter mit den Füssen im Sand..... und tatsächlich da ist sie ja! Meeeega Glück gehabt!
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  • Day182

    Saint Diego

    November 14, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After months of taking the slow winding roads we eventually had no choice but to hit the Interstate down to San Diego. We splurged on a posh hotel for the Thursday night (ok, only as our loyalty points were about to expire) so we could get to our first aid course, needed for our volunteering in Guatemala, easily in the morning. Being in the middle of a city was a strange change but we made the most of it with a few jars at the local brewery and then a tasty meal at the Chinese around the corner, before falling asleep in front of James Bond! The next day we completed our Red Cross first aid course, which was pretty simple as they don't let you do too much now a days, and hopefully we won't have to ever use it (Jo says 'touch wood' as some of you will remember she was involved in a mountain rescue last year!)

    There's not a lot of camping available but we were booked in for a couple of nights at Mission Trails, which bizarrely only lets you camp at the weekends. We drove into town and parked up on the sea front and took our bikes on the ferry over to the Coronado Peninsula. It's a beautiful long sand spit but unfortunately most of it had been claimed by the navy for a massive base, but it was a nice flat ride (for a change!). The next morning we went for a long run around the grasslands in the park then spent the rest of the day lazing around on Ocean Beach, rounded off with an amazing burger at the famous Hodads. We moved camp down to Sweetwater Park just south-east of the city centre, and spent the day doing chores prepping for the next phase of our trip. In the morning I went for another run (it's nice to have showers again) and more last minute jobs before we drove into Kensington for meet our friends from Colorado who are heading off on a 3 month cycle tour of NZ. We had a delicious meal with their friends Dennis and Shou, with brownie to die for, before we both headed off on our respective trips to other ends of the earth.
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  • Day184

    Bienvenidos a Méjico

    November 16, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We cruised the 15 miles or so down to the border at Tijuana. It was surprisingly easy going south, but luckily we knew we had to stop to get our tourist cards and temporary vehicle import licence, which would have easily been forgotten and caused much grief later on. It was a pretty dramatic change with the roads in much worse state and people seemingly doubling the speed limit as well as ignoring the fact it's in kmph! We picked up an 8 year old camping book just before we headed over the border and aimed for a little place on the beach which was reportedly $4 per night, but the posh new RV park wanted up to $65 for a prime spot! At least they let us stay on the primitive beach next door for 'only' $20. We are definitely too near the border still!

    The next day started with another jog down the beach, before we drove another couple of hundred kms to a little peninsula, where we stayed at La Jolla Beach Park. We drove to the end of the peninsula to see the fairly spectacular blow hole, but you did have to run the mile long gaunlet of tack shops to get there. The following day was so beautiful we had to spend the day on the beach, and cycled to a little burger joint in town for a decent feed.

    We were planning on heading up into the hills to the national park, but the main road was so bad we decided to keep heading south and we ended up in San Quentin. As we pulled into the supermarket we spotted some English number plates and met 4 big lads squashed into a land-rover on a Alaska to Terra Del Fiego trip, who had much less of an idea about what they were doing than we did, which made us feel a bit better! We found an utterly glorious place to camp nestled behind some sand dunes for a much more reasonable five quid, and are very glad to have got away from the border region.
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Aguacaliente, Agua Caliente

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