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Ensenada Municipality

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  • Day1

    Wieder am Start

    February 23, 2017 in Mexico

    Am Freitag, den 17. Februar sind wir abends um 18 Uhr Ortszeit (MEZ Samstag 3 Uhr früh) nach vier Monaten zu Hause am Campingplatz in Punta Banda, Baja California, Mexiko angekommen – nach 45 Stunden unterwegs. Unser Auto hatten wir hier geparkt und während unserer Abwesenheit neu lackieren lassen. War wegen Rost dringend nötig – sieht jetzt fast aus wie neu 😃 13 Grad und Regen – ganz ungewöhnlich für hier – bei der Ankunft. Aber es wird schon besser, wenn auch noch kühl ...

    Liebe Grüße aus Mexiko

    Kim & Tanja
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  • Day3

    Los vinos de Mexico

    February 25, 2017 in Mexico

    Weinbau gibt es in Mexiko bereits seit der Ankunft der Spanier im 16. Jahrhundert – Weine von internationalem Rang werden allerdings erst seit den 1990er Jahren an- und ausgebaut. Und das vor allem im Valle de Guadelupe unweit von Ensenada. Da kann man heute wirklich köstliche Tropfen verkosten und danach auch noch kostenlos auf dem auf dem Firmengelände übernachten ... 🍷Read more

  • Day3

    Fuentes Termales de Valle Ruso

    February 25, 2017 in Mexico

    Unser erster Ausflug führt uns ins Valle Ruso, so benannt nach einer alten russischen Siedlung. Dort steht man schön in der freien Natur und erreicht in etwa einer Stunde zu Fuß über Stock und Stein zwei heiße Quellen; bei einer muss man allerdings noch etwas buddeln, bevor man im warmen Wasser entspannen kann ...Read more

  • Day182

    Saint Diego

    November 14, 2016 in Mexico

    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

    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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  • Day190

    Bahia de Los Angeles

    November 22, 2016 in Mexico

    To be perfectly honest we haven't been blown away with the Baja so far - there's only one road (and a pretty shabby one at that, sometimes with only a few inches to spare when passing large lorries at crazy speeds), going through mostly scrubby desert with some pretty uninspiring towns, not to mention we woke up to rain! In any case we decided to take a side trip over to Bahia de Los Angeles which gave us a glimpse of why people love the Baja. Once there the sun put his hat on and came out to play.

    The drive to town wound its way over hills which were covered in wierd cirios & cardon catci and elephant trees which reminded us of a cross between Dr Zeuss and Day of the Triffids. At the end of the road was a sleepy little fishing village, who are lucky enough to have whale sharks come right into the bay in town, however there didn't seem to be any sign of them... We seem to have continued our luck from Australia 10 years ago where we were a few weeks to early for them, which is gutting as diving with them is top of our bucket list. We had a glorious site at Campo Daggett, right on the beach with a little palapa (palm shelter) to provide some respite from both sun and wind coming off the hills behind. We started the following morning with a short 5k run, as it was too hot to do any more, and cycled into town for a fresh fish lunch, but for the rest of the 3 days there we just lazed around on the beach - bliss!

    It was a little too sleepy to hang around for too long so we continued our drive south, through several more military checks points. They aren't as scary as they sound and are more of a deterrent for people using this as a drugs route, and most of the time the soldiers are very polite and a quick nose around someone's RV is probably the highlight of their day! We crossed the border into Baja Sur and stopped off in Guerrero Negro to stock up on dinero, gasolina, agua and tacos before heading on to San Ignacio - a little oasis of lakes and palm trees which made a nice change from the deserts to the north. We camped in a little eco campsite, which you know means it's lacking in anything resembling basic creature comforts but it was fine for resting our heads.

    In the morning we explored the town, which took all of 20 minutes, but there was nice old colonial square and a cathedral built in the 1700s (sorry America, but it's nice to see some proper history for a change!). The next town down was Santa Rosalia, which was even nicer. It was built in a small valley which meant it had a proper town feel to it, rather than being stretched along the highway as is the. norm here. It had an iron church designed by Gustav Eiffel, built in Paris before being shipped here and an incredible french panderia (bakery). We spent an hour or so moesing around before a short final drive to Bahia Conception.
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  • Day8

    Bahia de los Angeles

    April 7 in Mexico

    Erleuchtung...

    ... seit heute weiß ich warum die Baja so besonders ist, dass manche hier immer wieder kommen. Für mich sind es nicht die Wale oder Strände, die mich jetzt schon meinen nächsten Aufenthalt planen lassen, sondern die Kakteen und wie sie die Landschaften prägen. Jeder, der mich gut kennt weiß, dass ich keinen grünen Daumen oder großen Bezug zu Pflanzen habe. Aber hier faszinieren sie mich doch sehr - das ist es was für mich die Baja ausmacht: Kakteen über Kakteen auf riesiger Fläche.
    Wir fahren morgens nochmals raus zu den Walen, heute ist es noch windiger und in der jetzigen Bucht sind kaum noch Grauwale, sie ziehen über den Sommer Richtung Alaska. Und es sieht anfangs so aus, als wäre mein normales Walglück wieder da (nur von weitem und gleichzeitig bin ich seekrank), aber nach etwa einer Stunde sind eine Mutter plus Baby doch an uns interessiert und springen sogar vor unserer Linse aus dem Wasser! Da hat sich das ganze Geschaukel doch gelohnt (inkl. Tablette gegen Übelkeit) :-)
    Nachmittags geht es dann weiter Richtung San Borja, einer alten Missionsstätte inmitten von tausenden Kakteen. Wir fahren auf Schotter/Stein/Sand/Erde durch die Felder, umringt von Hügeln und halten immer wieder dort an wo es uns gefällt oder spezielle Kakteen blühen - es ist sonst keiner dort und wir haben bei bestem Licht Zeit uns alles anzuschauen und durch die Felder zu spazieren. Die Riesen Cardon-Kakteen und Cirio Kakteen geben dem „Wald“ die Höhe und die vielen Kleinen füllen auf, wie beispielsweise die Ferro-Kakteen, die Anfang April rot blühen. Mit der Flying Cholla kann ich mich nicht anfreunden - überall liegen ihre Ableger herum und man muss sehr aufpassen nicht hineinzutreten (was nicht immer gelingt).
    Hier ist wirklich der Ort für mich an dem ich die Faszination der Baja verstehe und auch teilen lerne :-)
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  • Day125

    Rosarito to Ensenada

    December 5, 2015 in Mexico

    A fast descent took us into Rosarito where we detoured to the beach and watched surfers getting towed into some big waves. We then stopped for yummy liquados (milkshake like drinks). The polluted air and garbage on the busy streets took away from the ride out of Rosarito, but we did eventually find yaca (jack fruit, that we had been searching for at the market in Tijuana) at a road side stand and took some of the delicious fruit to go. As recommended by other cyclists we eventually deeked onto the 1D so that we could ride along the coast instead of following the 1 inland through the mountains. We enjoyed the wide shoulder and views of the Pacific with no hassle from the police or guards at the toll in Ensenada.Read more

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