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Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 trip to Mexico-6

As I said we loved the place so much we spent 9 days there. Every morning local vendors showed up with everything you could need. Produce, seafood, bread, water and of course the souvenir vendors. If you are prepared you really don't have to leave the place, the dump site is between the hwy and the campground and there are also 2 restaurants. But we wanted to see the area, had to do laundry and later on we needed propane. ( beer has to be cold right? ) Everyone told us we can get propane in Mulege but it's not that simple. There is a place that sells purified water and propane but they can fill only bottles by simply puring propane from a big tank into a smaller one. They can not fill a built in tank on the RV because it's pressurized and the place doesn't have a pump. After a few days we had to go back to Santa Rosalia for propane, the gas place is north of town exactly 95 km ( 60mi ) from our campground. You can not buy propane at a gas station like at home you have to go to the local distributor to fill up. We wanted to see Santa Rosalia again, shop at the French Bakery and take a few more pictures of the church. I parked in front of the church and when I came back from the bakery there were police cars all around us. It scared the heck out of me especially when I've seen a coffin on one of police pick ups. Well, we were in the middle of a funeral service for a fallen cop, actually it was interesting. We did some banking, shopping, and back to Mulege to do laundry and then to Santispac for a few more days.

Birds love the very clear water too...

She was fishing 10 feet from our motor home.

A visitor from Kelowna BC and his lovely dog. The bike is a Russian Ural.

They sell propane at the local distributor only and it's usually far out of town.

The French Bakery in the same building since 1901.

Some goodies from the bakery.

We ended up in the middle of a funeral service for a cop.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2014 trip to Mexico-5

Last night we had a great seafood dinner with a couple from California. They were on the way home and answered all of our questions. We left Mario's around 10 am, we knew we have only about 4 hours of driving to Mulege. The road is much better but before Santa Rosalia it has such a steep slope it would be probably illegal everywhere north of the border. We stopped in Santa Rosalia to see the church designed by Eiffel when the city was a French mining town. Just a few minutes from the church is the French bakery, another must see, it's been there since 1901, Another 45 minutes to Mulege, filled up the tanks and off to Santispac. For many Canadians and Americans it is as far as they go, because it's beautiful and at Bahaia Concepcion there are 12 beaches. Early in the afternoon we are parked 10 feet from the beach between 2 restaurants, the temperature is 26 C and the water is so unbelievably clear. Since we have only one month we are going to stay here as long as we can and head north in February, I have to be back to work on the 17th. At 8 $/night it is Paradise on Earth and we enjoy every minute here. There are so many Canadians here somebody suggested we should pull up our flag and declare the place Canadian Territory.

The long and very steep slope going down to Santa Rosalia, aka the Grade to Hell. A few more minutes and you can see the Sea of Cortez.

The church in Santa Rosalia designed by Gustav Eiffel, the same man who built the Eiffel Tower.

45 minutes later we are in Mulege, it is going to be the nearest place where we can shop, get gas and food.

10 feet from the crystal clear water, as I said: Paradise on Earth.

A panoramic of Bahaia Santispac.

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