Mulege to Mazatlan/ Erika Rowe

Leaving Bill’s place in Mulege was difficult. The relaxed atmosphere and air conditioning made it hard to go. Also, there is always a little fear of the unknown whenever starting out again after a rest period. The road south was straight and boring and treacherously hot. The stops we made were in non-descript places always on the way to somewhere else. It was with a certain amount of gratitude that we finally made it to La Paz and sought out the ferry.
There are two ferry companies, Baja Ferry and the other one. We were on the other one. This ferry was a cargo ferry and we loaded our bikes along with maybe 40 big rigs. Inside the optimistically named “salon” were rows of seats, a few tvs, showers, and 40 sweaty truckers. Instead of claiming a few seats to spend the night on we decided to camp out on the deck. It was a good choice all around. First of all, the sunset was stunning and the stars were wonderful. Second of all, the truckers started drinking and the tv entertainment switched from bad dubbed movies to bad porn. When we woke up in the morning we were in sight of Mazatlan. The green lush coast was a bit of a surprise to me because I imagined all of Mexico to look more or less like Baja. This however was a tropical paradise.

From Baja California Sur

Still in Baja, Yaniv on our new friends custom built ride

From Baja California Sur

discussing how to fix our bikes

From Baja California Sur

shearing down the screws

From Baja California Sur

waiting in line for some road work. All the truckers were asleep under their trucks in hammocks. luckily we were able to sneak around the construction with out waiting too long

From Baja California Sur

camping between Guerro Negro and La Paz behind a convenience store

From Baja California Sur

bikes before loading them on our ferry

From Crossing the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

enjoying the ride

From Crossing the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

stunning sunset

From Crossing the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

the gentle rolling put us to sleep quickly

From Crossing the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

getting ready to unload into mazatlan

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One Response to Mulege to Mazatlan/ Erika Rowe

  1. Erolveses says:

    I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back.

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