I’ve made previous blog posts about traveling down Baja before so this time I will just blog about a few highlights from our road trip.
We wanted to explore a new beach on this trip so we chose Bahia San Basilia which is located on the middle, eastern side of baja, north of Loreto which is a town we like to stop at. Greg did some research online but could find very little about this bay. It looked like most people go there by sail boat.
We wanted to drive so Greg looked on Google earth and found there was a small dirt road out to this beautiful beach on a small bay. He could tell from the Google street view that the road started at mile post 50 on Highway 1. Turned out it was mile post 49 when we got there but sure enough, there it was. So we headed out on what appeared to be a very good graded dirt road. It looked like it would be about 10 to 12 miles.
We found there were white ribbons tied to shrubs that seemed to be showing us the way. We kept on and veered right each time there might be a choice of a way to go. There were very few other roads leading into the main road so we didn’t feel like we could get lost. That gave me much relief.
A few miles down the road we passed a small ranch and there were some great looking cattle on the road. Made we want to paint a picture of this one.
We passed this beautiful tree with white bark. It had the most amazing root system.
If you know me, you know I love trees so I was fascinated with this one.
There were only two spots that we wished we had a 4 wheel drive. One was a stretch of soft sand but we made it through just fine. The other was a steep rocky grade but that turned out fine too.
Finally we came to a private property sign. On first glance it looked like we shouldn’t continue which would be disappointing because we had already traveled 10 miles! But on reading further it was a sign that said to respect the land — do not speed, do not litter, no hunting, no fires, etc. So we ventured on!