Mexiko - Lonely beaches and San Ignacio oasis
Fascinating mix at the Playa Juncalito
Blue skies, behind us a palm forest, a pebble beach with a large ocean lagoon in front of us with a little island. Colour intensive sun sets in the evening, in the morning some dolphins, enchanting us with their ballet performance at breakfast.
Not to worry, this is not the prologue to a love novel. I just wanted to explain why we stayed at this beach relatively on our own for over a week.
At the end of the lagoon a somewhat desolated village in the distance. On a visit to the village we were positively surprised by its charm, which the partly uninhabited, deserted houses radiated.
Many Canadians and Americans have rented properties from the community for two to four thousand dollars rent annually. They built houses or huts or just parked their large campers or mobile homes with pergolas in front. Fresh water is supplied plentifully by the mountain. Electricity is provided by own generators.
Probably some of the people passed away and others did not pay anymore and did not return. Some few built beautiful houses and looked after their property. This is what makes the somewhat spooky, fascinating mix.
English spoken in Mexiko
After returning from a walk along the beach along the Playa Coyote a fully stacked vehicle from Oregon, USA was parked right in front of our RAM, virtually on our spot. The driver mumbled something about driving away soonest.
When Brigitte repeatedly asked him what he meant with that the guy asked if we were not able to understand English. She told him that we would indeed understand English, but if he was under the impression that his slang had much to do with English. He left quickly!
Full Body Massage in Loreto
At the Plaza of Loreto a poster advertised full body massages. I wanted to get spoilt and booked an appointment. A sturdy and somewhat stubbed Mexican woman took me in the decorated massage room with quiet music. The massage was an absolute hit. Completely comparable to the massages we have enjoyed earlier in Bang Niang, Thailand. Brigitte was also full of praise about the massage abilities of the Mexican.
Idyllic, new campsite Romanito in Loreto
Directly behind the Hotel Camping Los Morres with its converter tower a new, small campsite has been opened. The small spot is only 200 metres away from the Plaza and with its many palms it is much more cosy and shady than Los Morres.
Oasis San Ignacio
After having visited the interior of the missionary church and its well-maintained garden at the Plaza for the second time already, we tried one of the local specialities sitting on a bench: Empanadas filled with date mush.
We decided to spend the rest of the afternoon and the night on a spot next to the bridge on the river, which we had spotted whilst passing by. The place was a little paradise.
Many palm trees and shrubs, numerous water birds, from small to really big. Impressive how some of them darted straight down to catch fish.
The sun set with the palms was nearly kitsch and the large fire, there was enough palm wood around, had us enjoying a couple of glasses of wine underneath the starry sky.
Driver’s licence without exam
In 2014 Mexico City introduced the driver’s licence duty.
On the Baja California it is much easier to drive a car. All one needs is an ID, possibly because of the age, and to pay a fee and off one goes. According to our informant this goes for the local traffic. How it is regulated elsewhere he did not know.
Anyways, he is driving the tourist up and down the Baja.
Evening mood on the Pacific
beach approach road
village El Juncalito
Who will dispose this?
A traveler became sedentary.
Feathers spread out to dry.
View from the camper window.
Restaurant Mi Loreto
play golf on the baja
What a fur!
Camping Romanito in Loreto - 200 meters away from the main square.
shower and toilet building
a very big suckling pig
dressed for cold days
at the beach El Requeson
Playa La Perla
... in the wind shadow ...
cabin of the host
At Playa El Coyote we got one of the free spots directly at the beach.
Orlando's Restaurant in Loreto
La Casa de Pancho Restaurant, Mulege
shopping in the bakery
For many years on the road again and again at Baja California.
Bahia de los Angeles
Nobody takes away his prey.
Camping Ojo de Libre
gray whales trip
view while waking up at the beach
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Martin and Eva, Switzerland
Cyrill and Marion, Switzerland
Christian and Anita, Switzerland
Bernd and Heike, Germany
Rudolf and Lisabeth, Switzerland
Jolanda and Marcel, Switzerland
Glen and Roberta, USA
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Christl and Werner, DE
Karin and Manfred, Germany - on their journey around the world since 2013
Marc and Mathias, Switzerland
Thomas and Stefan, Switzerland
Felix and Christine, Switzerland
Fredi and Vreni
Monika and Fritz from Austria on their journey since 2001
Martina and Hermann
Marie, Fabrice, Saimara and Serenn on their adventure tour.
Anna Maria and Gerald on their one-year Panamerica Tour.
Freddy und Ritia - life dream travelling the world
Doris and Manfred with Bremach on the road.
Jörg and Barbara are travelling around the world.
Lieve and Dirk
Sonja and Norbert (GER)
Conny and Tommy: www.mantoco.com
Schami and Rita: www.niggs.ch
Peter and Gabi: www.pegasus-unterwegs.ch
Mirella and Grigu (CH): www.tracks4africa.ch
Again New Zealanders
Henry and Ute (D): Namibia (NAM) 08.2012 www.hus-film.de
Coen and Mirjam (NL): Bankrut (TH) 07.2012
Akili Family (F)
Lorenz and Gisela (CH): Otres Beach / Sihanoukville (KH) 05.2012 http://logi.gotdns.ch
Frank and Kristiane (GER): Khao Lak / Bang Niang (TH) 01.2012 www.fraenk-shui.de
Stephan and Petra (GER): Khao Lak / Bang Niang (TH) 01.2012 www.tvware.eu
Florian and Bianca (A): Khao Lak / Bang Niang (TH) 01.2012 www.expedreisen.at
Bruno (CH): Khao Lak / Bang Niang (TH) 01.2012
Kölbi and Christa (CH): Khao Lak / Bang Niang (TH) 01.2012 www.chrigikoelbi.ch
Heinz (CH): Pai (TH) 12.2011 www.heinz-buechler.ch
Hans and Nancy with Vausto (NL): Golmud (CN) 10.2011
David and Claudia (CH): Ulaanbaatar (MNL) 08.09.2011
Martin (AU): Ulaanbaatar (MNL) 08.09.2011
Heiko (GER): Ulaanbaatar (MNL) 08.09.2011
Heiko (GER): Ulaanbaatar (MNL) 08.09.2011
Dieter with Bayola (GER): Ulaanbaatar (MNL) 08.2011
Lutz with Gianna (GER): Mongol Els (MNL) 08.2011
Voyage (MNL): Khovd (MNL) 07.2011
This year riding with his bike 4400km on gravel road.
Didier and Barbara (CH): Ulan Baatar (MNL) 07.2011
Toni and Nelly (CH): Lake Baikal (RUS) 06.2011
Alex and Chris (GE): Olchon Island (RUS) 06.2011
Karl (G), the driver with 23 passangers from Roteltour. Kiev (UA) 05.2011
Heiner and Bigi with Grey Bull
Saalfelden (A) 04.2011
Steph and Jeannine (CH): Salta (AR) 07.2010
Brian and Andrea (NZ): Salta (AR) 07.2010
Henk and Marianne (NL): Salta (AR) 06.2010
Reto and Michéle (CH): Salta (AR) 05.2010
Gerhard and Greti (A): Salta (AR) 05.2010
Mike and Mary (GB): Salta (AR) 05.2010
Andi and Sandra (CH): Villa Gral. Belgrano (AR) 03.04.2010
Peter, Petra and Alessandra (CH): Cafayate (AR) 14.03.2010
Alessandra (CH): Cafayate (AR) 14.03.2010
Juan Jose and Ana Sofia (CO): Cafayate (AR) 13.03.2010
Roland and Corinna (CH): Salta (AR) 07.03.2010
Michel and Claire-Lise (CH): Salta 03.03.2010
Ronald and Rini (NL): Salta (AR) 14.02.2010
Hiaso (JP): San Pedro de Atacama (CL) 10.02.2010
Travelling for 6 month in South America.
Pierre and Ineke (CH): San Pedro de Atacama (CL) 09.02.2010
After 6 years of travelling now they are going home.
Peter and Eva (DE): Putre (CL) 22.01.2010
Dieter and Dagmar (GE): Cuenca (EC) 04.11.2009
Are travelling since 2001.
John and Sharon (USA): Ingapirca (EC) 01.11.2009
Gary and Karla (USA): Ingapirca (EC) 01.11.2009
Rolf and Bettina (DE): Armenia (CO) 23.09.2009
Volkmar and Gudrun (DE): Ciudad Bolivar (VE) 24.07.2009
Uwe and Marita (DE): Ciudad Bolivar (VE) 24.07.2009
Hans and Bente (DE): Samaipata (BO) 23.05.2009
Gerhard and Siegrid (AT): Salta 11.05.2009
Alexander, Elke, Norea and Matteo (AT): Salta (AR) 10.05.2009
Resu and Katja (CH): Salta (AR) 24.04.2009
Jos and Elly (BE): Salta (AR) 18.04.2009
Peter and Esther (CH): Villa General Belgrano (AR) 26.03.2009
Ulli and Barbara (DE): Villa General Belgrano (AR) 23.02.2009
Volker and Margot (DE): Villa General Belgrano (AR) 24.01.2009
Olivier (BE): Villa General Belgrano (AR) 24.01.2009
José and Claude (FR): Cafayate (AR) 23.12.2008
Armin and Marisol (CH): Cachi 17.12.2008
Edwin and Helga (DE): Cachi (AR) 16.12.2008
Steven and Terri (USA): Cachi (AR) 12.12.2008
Renato and Nicol (CH): Salta (AR) 03.12.2008
Jupp and Doro (DE): Salta (AR) 03.12.2008
Wolfgang and Mona (AT): Foz do Iguaçu (BR) 23.11.2008
Thierry (CH): Foz do Iguaçu (BR) 20.11.2008
Franz and Vreni (CH): Olivença (BR) 25.09.2008
Bianchi und Hilda (BR): Natal (BR) 16.09.2008
Stephan and Daniela (AT): Saalfelden (AT) 02.05.2008
Walter and Bettina (DE): Laguna Los Lobos (AR) 28.03.2008
Heiko and Karla (USA/DE): Laguna Los Lobos (AR) 28.03.2008
Peter and Isabella (DE): Buenos Aires (AR) 18.03.2008
Klaus and Rosi (DE): Villa Belgrano 31.01.2008
Karl (AT) and Marianne (CH): Villa Belgrano (AR) 31.01.2008
Jochen und Walli (GE) are travelling since 1999: Montevideo (UY) 09.01.2008
Hendrik and Annemie (BE): Salta (AR) 10.11.2007
Ady (CH): Salta (AR) 10.11.2007
Ivo, Irene and Nika (CH) are travelling USA, Canada, Argentina and Australia: Salta (AR) 17.10.2007
Damien, Sophie, Yann, Pauline (BE): Cusco (PE) 14.08.2007
Bernhard and Audrey (BE): Cusco (PE) 14.08.2007
Frank and Andrea (DE): Cusco (PE) 04.08.2007
Walter and Christa (GE): Ruinas de Raqchi (PE) 03.08.2007
Sophie, Panja and Greig (NZ): La Paz (BO) 22.07.2007
Peter and Ruth (CH): La Paz (BO) 18.07.2007
Marcel and Marie (CH): La Paz (BO) 18.07.2007
Jürgen and Yves (DE): La Paz (BO) 09.07.2007
Stefan and Anita (AT): Salta (AR) 18.06.2007
Oli and Pamela (CH): Salta (AR) 10.06.2007
Fabrice, Valerie, Florence and Vincent (FR): Salta (AR) 17.06.2007
Claude und Erika (CH) travelling since 7 years: Salta (AR) 02.06.2007
Helmut and Rosemarie (DE): Salta (AR) 21.05.2007
Jürgen and Kerstin (GE): Termas Geometricas (CL) 30.03.2007
Klaus and Ursula (GE) are travelling since 2004: El Bolson (AR) 06.03.2007
Karl and Kora (GE) are travelling since 5 years in South America: Ventisquero Colgante (CL) 15.02.2007
Bruno and Renate (CH): Puente Lago Gral Carrera (CL) 02.02.2007
Roli from Vienna (AT): Chile Chico (CL) 02.02.2007
Hans, Doris and Marcelo (AT): Chile Chico (CL) 02.02.2007
Hartmut and Tessie (GE): Los Antiguos (AR) 31.01.2007
Tiziano and Silvana (IT): Los Antiguos (AR) 31.01.2007
Michael and Sabine (GER): El Chalten (AR) 20.01.2007
Albert and Evelyne (NL): El Chálten (AR) 27.01.2007
are travelling since more than 10 years...
Martin and Katja (CH): Ushuaia (AR) 03.01.2007
Paul, Gill with Eliot (GB) are travelling since 12 years: Ushuaia (AR) 02.01.2007
Mike and René (USA): San Sebastian (AR) 28.12.2006
Erik and Martina (GB): Laguna Armaga (CL) 16.12.2006
Rainer and Gisela (GER): El Calafate (AR) 10.12.2006
Rudi and Maria (AT): Península Valdés (AR) 25.11.2006
Konstantin and Brigit (CH): Península Valdés (AR) 24.11.2006
Marcel and Ruth (CH): Península Valdés (AR) 23.11.2006
Sigi and Sissi (DE): Península Valdés (AR) 20.11.2006
Peter and Romy (CH): S.C. Bariloche (AR) 15.11.2006
Ricardo (CL): RN 40 bei Cha Malal (AR) 19.10.2006
Peter and Susanna (CH): San Pedro de Atacama (CL) 07.08.2006
Freddy and Rita (GE) since 2004 on world tour: Salta (AR) 05.07.2006
Wolfgang and Ilona (GE) since 11 years on world tour: Salta (AR) 06.06.2006
Uwe and Giggi (DE): Salta (AR) 06.06.2006
Richard and Catherine (BE) since 1993 on world tour: Salta (AR) 19.06.2006 (Foto from Marocco 1993)
Walter and Marion (GE) since August 2004 on worldtour: Salta (AR) 05.06.2006
Johan and Diane (NL) since January 06 in South America: Cafayate (AR) 30.05.2006
Ute (GE) is renting Unimogs and guiding journeys in South America: Cafayate (AR) 29.05.2006
Hanspeter and Esther (CH) on their trip with Yussuf: Termas Fiambala (AR) 24.05.2006
Kurt and Dania (CH/IE) travvelling with bikes: NP Talampaya (AR) 14.05.2006
Joachim and Uta (GE) from Feuerland to Alaska in 9 month: NP Talampaya (AR) 15.05.2006
Christian and Betina (GE/AR) since 02/2005 on tour with their project: Mendoza (AR) 06.05.2006
Thomas and Claudia and her 3 kids, travelled 2 years in South America (AT): Mendoza (AR) 08.05.2006
Juergen and Isa (GE): Buenos Aires (AR) 19.04.2006