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Mexicali Municipality

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  • Day776

    Puerto Penasco

    July 10, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Puerto Penasco übernachte ich noch einmal in Santa Ana. Auf diesem kleinen Camping waren wir vor rund zehn Wochen schon einmal, jetzt bin ich alleine hier.
    Im Gegensatz dazu Puerto Penasco. Dies hier ist ein Camping für die Amerikaner / Kanadier wo hier mit ihren riesen Camper stehen. Ein Urlaubsziel für viele, aber nicht mein "Geschmack"!Read more

    Roman Giacometto

    Bin der gleichen Meinung zu gross man findet kein Parkplatz , muessen for dem Dorf(Stadt) parkieren und oeffentliche Verkehrsmittel benutzen! oder den kleinen 4WD hinten abhaengen!!!!

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  • Apr13

    Felszeichnungen Rupestres

    April 13, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Mit den Fréres und Patrick&Josée mache ich mich auf eine Erkundungstour der Strasse MEX 1 entlang in die Boulder Fields im Valle de los Cirios. Eigentümliche Granitblöcke türmen sich zu Haufen und unverhofft entdecken wir bemalte Felsen. Ich bücke mich und siehe da, wenn man in die Höhle kriecht sieht man noch mehr.Read more

    Ingrid Tode

    sieht aus wie ein Adlerkopf...

    4/20/21Reply
    Ingrid Tode

    und was bleibt von uns???

    4/20/21Reply
    Ingrid Tode

    so schön!

    4/20/21Reply
    Claudia Schmid-Bucher

    Wunderbar!

    1/27/22Reply
     
  • Day60

    San Felipe

    November 6, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    After a long stretch yesterday, we had an easy day ahead of us. It started with breakfast at the beach, sunrise view included. Afterwards, the owner of the beach camp, Emmanuel, invited us over for a chat, some coffee and a second breakfast (cakes). He convinced us to stay a little longer for a swim in the sea and in the pool.
    We then headed into the town of San Felipe to get something to drink, plan our route and fill up supplies. At the Malecon, the beach promenade, we already bumped into Pam and Barry, our hosts for the night. We had a short chat before we split again to run our errands.
    From San Felipe, we had to cycle another 20km in order to get to the community Mision Los Sahuaros, where Pam and Barry live in a beautiful house. Once we got there, we headed straight to the beach. At night, Nancy and Clark, their neighbours, came over for a game night. We played "joker", a game similar to "sorry" with some special rules and tweaks. It was a great night with lots of fun, great food and interesting conversations.
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  • Day61

    It's all about the people

    November 7, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We realize that traveling by bike makes it really easy to get in touch with local people and it's actually one of the best parts of our trip.
    This morning started with a round of pickle ball, a game similar to tennis, but on a smaller court, a slower ball and different racquets. It's good fun and easy to learn. Thanks to Barry, Clark, Pam and Nancy for letting us play with you :)
    After that kind of technical exercise, we went back on the bikes. Our next stop was "Cowpattys", a bar along the road selling mainly hot dogs and beer (which we - of course - tried). Memo, the guy who works there is well known in the area. He works in the bar for several months, saves up money and goes bike riding the rest of the year. He went to Panama before, so he helped us planning our route in mainland Mexico already.
    At the bar, we met Ron who lives in Puertocito with his wife Susan. He first showed us the hot springs in Puertocito and then invited us for a chat to his house. His wife Susan and him are lovely people. They offered us snacks, sandwiches and water to support us on our trip. They also gave us some advice of where to set up our camp for the night. So we said goodbye and camped some kms further South at "Christina's", a restaurant right at the beach.
    Right there, we reached 5000km on the road.
    296h on the bikes
    62485m of climbing
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  • Apr14

    Von der Ost- an die Westküste

    April 14, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Die nigelnagelneue MEX 5 führt uns der Küste entlang. Sie ist so neu, dass sie im maps.me noch gar nicht aufgeführt ist. Doch da es die einzige Strasse weit und breit ist, ist ein falsch fahren je unmöglich.

    Früher gab es die berühmte Rally Baja California 1000. Diese gibt es nicht mehr, dafür viele kleine Rennen wie die Baja California 250 (oder 500?) bei San Felipe. Ein Spektakel in der Wüste.
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    Ingrid Tode

    Na, der hat wohl aufgegeben! :-)

    4/20/21Reply
    Wowawi

    machte jedoch nicht beim Rallye mit, soweit ich weiss

    4/20/21Reply
    Ingrid Tode

    sieht sooo gemütlich aus

    4/20/21Reply
    Ingrid Tode

    und wieder so ein wunderschöner Himmel

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  • Day33

    Border Wars

    October 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    TRUMP FOR 2020... Build the wall!

    Today along the Mexican border we ran into a couple who come down from Maine every year as volunteers in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the reason are: A: In Maine, in winter it gets to 30 below. B: They care about the place.
    It was a bizarre scene. First we saw neatly bagged piles of rubbish in the middle of nowhere then we came across them with those stick-claw things wandering all over the place picking stuff up.

    If you go through any official entry port into the United States the security is insane, many razor wire manufacturers have built their fortunes on America’s border control paranoia yet get away from those points and the fencing is woeful or non existent.

    Right up against, like touching the actual border line with no barriers are Mexican houses that run drugs or just enjoy throwing all their shit over to the American side, this then blows all over the country and that is what the couple we met were doing, picking it up.

    The border is so easy to cross, every night they bring drugs across from Mexico, sometimes leaving them close by or up to 5 miles inland. Then they take a GPS readings, give those coordinates to people in someplace like Phoenix so they can come down and locate the stuff.

    Everyday this couple, along with the rubbish they collect uncover drugs. Today the showed us cocaine and marijuana they discovered, the place is lousy with it, it’s like a shotgun approach, keep throwing enough rocks and eventually you’ll hit something or in this case get some drugs through.
    For the people around the border it isn’t about stopping improvised people seeking a better life, it’s about the drugs, the crime coming over and the trashing of the place so now many that were once against building the wall seem all for it.

    Building Trump’s Wall they haven’t logically started at one end and headed for the other, they’re hitting hot spots and this is one of them though it’s Monty Pythonesque in a way because alongside a known drug runners house with no other new wall construction either side for hundreds of miles they’re erected a piece of Trump Wall.
    You can imagine their reaction...“oh Pancho! what weez do with all our drugs now? zee Americanos build zee big wall in our backyard, weezs dumb Mexicans too lazy and stupid to walk next door”
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    jan brown

    I think the wall needs a little bit more height on it perhaps....maybe a pool fence design from Bunnings might look nice.

    10/24/19Reply
    jan brown

    That’s more like it!

    10/24/19Reply
    jan brown

    If the Mexicans play their cards right they could end with longest drive-in movie screen ever....they could have a winner at last.

    10/24/19Reply
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  • Day63

    Training on gravel

    November 9, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    After a relaxing night in Don's trailer, we enjoyed our breakfast during sunrise again. Then we headed off to a long day today, as we had to leave the East side of Baja California again to get to Highway 1 which will take us all the way to the Southern tip of the peninsula. The first kms were easy riding with only little wind. We then had to go on a dirt road for about 4.5kms - they have been building a paved road connecting Gonzaga Bay and Highway 1 and this is the last missing piece about to get finished at the beginning of next year. Luckily, we got back on a paved road afterwards, the dirt road stretch took us about an hour and we were covered in dust afterwards. All in all a good preparation for the South American roads,we definitely had some valuable experience. Once we got to Highway 1, we saw some interesting landscape full of giant cactuses of different species. At night, we camped next to restaurante Melany in Punta Prieta where we had a Mexican dinner. The problem here is that the food is quite low carb, so it doesn't give us the energy we need for cycling. So usually, we have to eat snacks at a shop before or after dinner on top.Read more

  • Day62

    Beachside stay

    November 8, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Now that we are at the seaside of Baja California, we are taking it a bit more slowly. We had a pretty bad night of sleep as the seals made a lot of noises, the neighbour's dogs barked several times and we had a mouse visiting our tent again which Herbert had to chase. So after a slow breakfast , we rode to Gonzaga Bay. We were going to stay with Don, who we had met in San Felipe and who had invited us to camp at his beachfront house. The housing area here is actually quite amazing. The houses are built on something like a long sand bank. At high tide, they are surrounded by water from 3 sides. However, this way, all houses are right at the beach. We got here around lunch time, so we had plenty of time to relax, do some bike maintenance and study Spanish in the afternoon.Read more

  • Day13

    Across the border and beyond

    February 1 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    As I write this we are sitting in front of a campfire in the visually stunning area outside of Cataviña, Baja California Norte, Mexico.
    It’s been about three weeks since Caroline and I crossed the border for the first time. We have been back through the borders twice since then so are pros now.

    We spent the first two weeks at a golf resort called Bajamar which is located between Tijuana and Ensenada. Lovely place to start our Mexico adventure. Played a few rounds of golf, did a lot of tinkering on the truck and camping STUFF. Lots of runs to Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. There were whale and large dolphin pod sightings daily.

    After leaving the condominium comforts of Bajamar, our first “off grid” destination was a nature preserve on the Pacific coast, about 30 min drive west of the town of San Quintín. Fabulous beach with lots of Pismo clams, stunning sunsets, and dolphins and seals playing in the waves. GREAT long and flat beach for walking and running.

    From there, we headed South about 3 hours on Carretera 1 to the little town of Cataviña. I want to tell you all that I’m not a good passenger in a car “ever”! But I know Caroline has been so patient with me throughout our travels. So she took the wheel. Yikes, she did an amazing job but my heart was in my mouth on this narrow 2-way “not an inch of room for error” stretch of road. With 18 wheelers coming at us with gusto. Not to mention all the crucifixes on the roadside. P.S. Hector RIP.

    While we had grand plans of camping in the desert upon arrival, the charming little hotel was just too inviting. We all checked in, then Derick and Shaun went off-road on their motorbikes and we went off-roading in the truck. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Massive sandstone boulders only to be matched by the gigantic Saguaro cactus and all the other crazy thorny plants that grow in this part of the world.

    We only planned to stay 1 night, but we were enjoying ourselves too much (plus having a “real” bed and shower was too nice) that we extended our stay for another night. We tried both the hotel restaurant (great spicy margaritas!) and the little roadside joint across the highway…while the restaurant was good, everyone loved the home-cooking from the little place across the road. Especially their salsa caliente! 🔥🔥

    Today we parted ways—the boys went south and we went in search of the ideal desert campsite. After at least 2 hours, we found a great spot away from it all, but not so far to worry if anything went wrong. Set up camp, befriended the local rook (pistachios!) and scavenged firewood. We’ve finished up our burrito bowls and kicked back in our chairs in front of a fire of cactus wood and a beautiful night sky. Ain’t life grand.
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    Michele Grantham

    Wow. Love the camping set up.

    2/3/22Reply
    Derick Clack

    Love that campsite

    2/4/22Reply
     
  • Day689

    Catavina

    April 14, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Rund um Catavina befindet sich das Boulder Field, eine Landschaft mit riesigen Granitblöcken und dazwischen viele verschiedene Kakteen. Die grossen davon wachsen im Jahr rund 2 cm. Die ältesten sind so um 600 Jahre alt. Jetzt, mitte April kommt der Frühling. Die Wüste blüht und lebt.Read more

    Berni Maria Südamerika

    sehr schön!!

    4/18/21Reply
    Berni Maria Südamerika

    wunderbar diese Farben!!

    4/18/21Reply
    Brandt-Karls-Reisen

    Sehr schöne Fotos!

    4/18/21Reply
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Mexicali, Mexicali Municipality