Driving 680 miles in one day to reach the fishing village of San Juanico.

We killed a cat at 2:30 am right after we got into Tijuana, that woke me up. Making our way through the gauntlet from Tijuana to Ensenada we worried we might run into banditos, however all was quiet on the highway. 8 hours through cacti strewn desert and we find ourselves crossing into Baja Sur. Making our way east across the desert the temperature heats up. Sweating our way into Santa Rosalita, the Sea of Cortez blankets the horizon in front of us. No wind means an oily texture on the sea's surface. The smell of rotting fish quickly fills our nostrils as we drive along the 1. We make a pit stop in Mulegé for tacos and Coca Cola. This town is a mandatory stop to break into any Baja traveler's first day of desert life. Leaving Mulegé we start to search for the (seemingly) invisible dirt road that will take us to San Juanico. Along the last 60 miles of cobblestone road, we run into wild bulls, drunk Mexicans, and incredible vistas overlooking the town of La Purisima. 4 hours on a road that is not fit for my vehicle we come into the bay. Sun setting we make our way north along the semi circular bay. We stop our vehicle and pitch camp for the evening, hoping that when we wake up we see some sort of wave.

This is our first day in Mexico.

Camping trip in Baja's interior provided by the kind folks at Poler Stuff.

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