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Loreto

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day31

    Vögel in Aktion

    March 25, 2017 in Mexico

    Vögel zu beobachten, fasziniert uns immer wieder. Vögel in Aktion zu fotografieren hat aber einen ganz besonderen Reiz: Erwischen wir den Adler mit Beute in der Luft? Drücken wir rechtzeitig auf den Auslöser, um den Moment zu erfassen, in dem der Fregattvogel versucht, der Möwe den Fisch zu entreißen? Lassen uns die Geier nah genug heran, um zu sehen, wie sie gerade einen Hasen zerlegen? Reicht das letzte Licht des Tages, um die Möwe abzubilden, die gerade eine Muschel auf die Felsen fallen lässt, um sie zu knacken ...?Read more

  • Day41

    Vamos a la playa

    April 4, 2017 in Mexico

    Mit zum Besten, was die Baja California zu bieten hat, gehören die zahllosen Strände, einige mit Einrichtungen wie Plumpsklos und Schattendächern, die meisten aber wild und einsam. Mittlerweile setzen wir sogar Satellitenbilder ein, um die schönsten zu finden ...

  • Day37

    Las Misiones

    March 31, 2017 in Mexico

    Die Rolle der Kirche bei der Eroberung Mexikos durch die Spanier ist umstritten: Einerseits haben die Missionare die Kolonialisierung, in deren Verlauf fast 90% der indigenen Bevölkerung ums Leben kam, erst möglich gemacht, andererseits gab es außer einigen Geistlichen niemanden, der sich für die Rechte der Einheimischen eingesetzt hätte – und Papst Paul III erklärte 1537 immerhin, dass Mexikaner auch Menschen seien. Erfolgreich war die Mission aber in jedem Fall – 1560, gerade mal 37 Jahre nach dem Eintreffen der ersten Kirchenleute – waren Millionen Menschen bekehrt und über 100 Klöster errichtet (um 1800 zählte man über 12000 Gotteshäuser), und heute bekennen sich rund 85% der Bevölkerung zum römisch-katholischen Glauben. Viele der Kirchen aus der Gründerzeit sind noch erhalten oder wurden aufwendig restauriert, so wie diese Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biound von 1699.
    Wir haben auf dem großen Platz direkt vor der alten Kirche gecampt ...
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  • Day200

    Loretto

    December 2, 2016 in Mexico

    So we finally tore ourselves away from the utterly gorgeous beaches and drove an hour down to the town of Loretto, and set up in LA Riveriera RV park. It was really nice to have hot showers and wifi again! We had an incredible pizza (again now one of life's luxuries) and that evening we went down to Augie's, which has a daily happy hour(s) and polished off a few Negra Modelos.

    The next day we made the most of the internet and caught up on the world and with the family. The big adventure of the day was a visit to the supermarket, and we're so happy to find decent food shops at last, with good choice at great prices ($7 scotch anyone?). We couldn't resist going back to Augie's for $1 beers with free snacks and then we ate in a nice non-touristy restaurant in town.

    We were supposed to be leaving the next day but we found it hard to so ended up exploring the lovely old town in with a mission church from 1697, before trawling the tourist shops. Guess what - we ended up at Augie's again! We met a guy from the camp site there and had the most wierd night at a late night tacqueria, with an incredible Mexican chef who grew up in the states, and had fish & prawn tacos to die for!

    We eventually ripped ourselves away from this lovely little town, but not before a MASSIVE breakfast burrito at the same place as last night.
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  • Day5

    Loreto Mexico

    January 11, 2017 in Mexico

    Loreto was a great surprise to us. Unlike any location that we had ever seen in Mexico. Clean with lovely people who did not push themselves on you. We walked the safe streets and enjoyed wonderful weather and the Spanish environment.

  • Day138

    On the Road Again

    December 18, 2015 in Mexico

    We reluctantly packed up again and left our beachside paradise. We rode along Bahia Concepcion for many more kms, passing a string of beautiful beaches. South of the bay we finally said good-bye to Liz and Tyndall, who we'd loosely travelled with for many days, as they headed inland and we stayed on the coast. We carried on pedalling toward Loreto with a great tailwind, enjoying the striking backdrop of the Sierra de las Gigantes along the winding road.Read more

  • Day139

    A Day in Loreto

    December 19, 2015 in Mexico

    We camped just a few kms from Loreto, so rolled into town early in the day and caught up on our blog over a delicious breakfast at a cafe in the central square. Having gotten a few tips of sights to see in town we toured the historical buildings and harbour of this Pueblo Magico (magic village, a heritage designation). Unfortunately, the overcast skies didn't inspire much photography but we quite enjoyed this beautiful town.Read more

  • Day139

    Rainbow Sunset

    December 19, 2015 in Mexico

    While on the waterfront in Loreto we met John and Posey from Colorado who invited us to stay with them in Nopolo for the night. They are in the process of building a straw-bale house at home, so have been spending their winters at John's sister's house here in Baja to avoid the cold Colorado winters until their house is complete. We weren't sure if we should pedal further south to get some miles in, but when it started to rain (spit? lightly.... for about 10 minutes) we decided we should take them up on their offer and benefit from a night spent inside, much needed laundry and good company. The town of Nopolo is a bit of an anomoly compared to other towns we have been through on the Baja, as it is basically a golf course where Canadians and Americans have vacation homes. However, we were lucky to see a gorgeous sunset from the crows nest of the house, get treated to delicious drinks and a chille rellano dinner, and have fun conversations during our enjoyable visit with John and Posey.Read more

  • Day140

    Ligui Hill

    December 20, 2015 in Mexico

    We'd been warned about a nasty hill south of Loreto, la Cuesta de Ligui. As we left Nopolo we feared a long steep climb, but were pleasantly surprised to find that with all the apprehension leading up to it, the hill was less daunting than expected and took us into a really neat volcanic landscape that vaguely felt like Hawaii. At the top of the hill, we turned off MEX 1 onto a side road leading back down to the coast that had been reccommended to us for a remote beach with stunning scenery. The road started out paved, but certainly with some hazards...Read more

  • Day140

    Rough Road to the Ocean

    December 20, 2015 in Mexico

    ... and then after 10 km it turned into a dirt road characterized by rough cobble and lots of washboard. Needless to say, the going was slow. We dropped 400 m back down to the ocean at Rancho San Cosme and met some rancheros taking their horses to Agua Verde to meet a mini-cruise ship that would be arriving the next day. 20 more kms of rough road, up and down along the coast, took us to our destination of Agua Verde.Read more

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