Mexico: The Bahia – Bahía de los Ángeles, San Filepe & Mexicali ( 3rd to 7th March)

After seeing/touching whales no other experience in Bahia could be as good, however I still enjoyed the riding 🙂

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Unusual cacti in the Bahia

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I planned on spending 2 days in San Filepe in order to not cross the border over a weekend and to spend my last 2 days by the seaside. Once again the ride was just good, downright good. Bahia de Los Angeles is a tiny town with not much there except a few RVs driven south by the Americans and Canadians who come to the Bahia to escape the winter cold. I told them they are like migrating birds and there are a lot of them, and all very friendly indeed.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA a rather unusual house

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After Bahia de Los Angeles I hit a 100km dirt road, the last bit of dirt on my long Latin American trip so I made the most of it. I stopped in at Cocos Corner and met the famous Coco which was quite an experience, as well as 2 other American bikers enjoying the Bahia. Unfortunately the bad dirt road rattled something loose in my speedometer/odometer and now it is not working. However I have an appointment with a mechanic in Scottsdale as I need a new back tire so he’ll take a look at it. I tried to see what was wrong but everything looks good no loose connections, I do hope he can sort it out.

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Couple of fun dirt roads

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Cocos Corner

San Filepe is another touristy town and nice but not awesome, however what was great was the campground, it was very clean and well run and had double story palapas. This was a fun experience so I put my tent up, having to find ingenious ways to put a tent up with no tent pegs due to the floor being concrete.  I really do like my little tent it is like my secure bat cave.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A couple of local buskers in San Filepe

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Dudly the most gorgeous dog in camp, I just fell in love with him.

The camp had more friendly America bikers who gave me some good advice on routes through the states and a plethora of extremely friendly RV campers. I just had a really nice, fun, good time in San Filepe. It was truly the epilogue I wanted to my Latin American experience.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A gorgeous sunrise in San Filepe

My final riding day in the Bahia was from San Filepe to Mexicali and easy 200kms on pristine road with more good scenery. I felt on top of the world and also strangely looking forward to crossing the border to the states even though this means the beginning of the end of my trip. The border crossing was extremely simple, quick, easy and the officials all very nice, friendly and helpful. I am visiting friends and family in the states and just cannot wait to catch up with them.

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Final pictures of the Bahia

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Enjoying the last bit of dirt on this trip

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