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  1. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    Next day we were heading to Loreto but first went to puerto Lopez Mateos, famous for the gray whale watching

    A cold front arrived that day with lots of wind, specially close to the pacific coast, the little dingys only went to a shalow area protected by land, so thank God there no big waves

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    Then we went across the baja peninsula to the california gulf side towards the town of Loreto, beautiful twisty road to cross the sierra but there were no space to stop and take picture until I was all the way down.
    The first image is a repost but processed in the computer not on the phone avoiding the crazy saturation

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    chair made of of tyres

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    Views of the sea of cortez

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  3. Armando Morales

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    I missed this !
    After lunch at La Paz we went to El triunfo and Todos Santos where the hotel california actually exists

    Todos Santos was a mining town, now is just for turism , the images are frmo the restaurant we went to


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    Then Hotel California and the lobby

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    Traveling north from Loreto an array of beautiful beaches at the sea of cortez, before turning west towards Guerrrero Negro

    We could not find an open restaurant an took off towards the west, in the middle of nowhere we found a small restaurant, one fo the GS riders went down a small sand bank and he fell, the bike slided down with a hard panier over his foot and he could not get out until someone helped, a doctor riding with the group helped him, ice, pain pills and a bandage had to do until he could get better attention

    we continued ... right in the middle of the peninsula there is San Ignacio a town founded by the jesuits

    remember the cold front ? well it got stronger, head winds up to 50kmh, the bikes were guzzling gas, this is when the scrambler ran out of gas, sorry I did not think of taking pictures, I was freezing

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    Guerrero Negro is town buitl around a salt company they are I beleive the largest sand producer in the world , about 25,000 tons a day, we were able to arrange a tour

    an Osprey couple we right besides the van that took us to the salt fields

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    Next day we were traveling north towards El Rosario de arriba, the road goes inland and the winds subsided significantly

    Beautiful desert landscapes

    the road turns west again over a sierra so we're higher and facing the coast, it got cold and windy again , now on a twisty road, absolutely gorgeous landscapes, green and hilly, but I did not take pictures since I was too busy riding and staying ON the bike and keeping it on the road, this time i was wearing enough layers so I stayed warm


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    image was an old gas station, there is someone selling gasoline from the back of a pickup truck at about 3x times the regular prices, still I bought 4 liters just to be on the safe side

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    Next day we headed towards Ensenada and the Guadalupe Valley famous for their wine production

    I made a uturn on a sandy road and it was my turn to visit the ground, nothing major , only a bit of sand on the right panier

    At ensenada we went for some seafood before heading to the hotel in valle

    Someone volunteered to go the wine shop to pick up some bottles, and we relaxed the rest of the afternoon , then it started raining so we had dinner at the hotel

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    the next day the group split into those shipping their bikes back home and some of us who will ride all the way down 2300 Kms in 3 days

    We went over the beautiful rumorosa sierra , pic from an oversight
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    The ride back home was uneventful

    The doc was riding with us he got the xrays from the GS rider that fell down , his ankle is broken , but not displaced, so with a cast he will heal in about 6 weeks.

    Pics from the hotels as we were leaving every morning

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  9. Marco Wikstrom

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    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos and writing about your adventure. Beautiful scenery and appeared to be a great trip!
     
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  10. Markus

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    @Armando Morales: Thanks for taking us "virtually" with you on your tour. Great reports and wonderful photos. I hope the GS-guy will be fine in a view weeks.;)
     
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  11. Bikerman

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    Wow, that was one hell of a brilliant trip. Amazing. Great pictures too.:):)
     
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    Fantastic write up and pictures from a great trip - gracias. Baja has changed a lot since I rode it (south to north) 35 years ago!
     
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  13. Armando Morales

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    I'm sure , 3 decades is a good amount of time

    I was surprised by how green it was as we went north, seems last year was a record for rain precipitation

    I'll be back and repeat with less of a rush
     
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    Thanks for all the great photos of your trip, Armando. It sounds like it was a great adventure. And that photo of your lunch before the ferry looked DELICIOUS!
     
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    Only just seen this thread. What a fantastic write up and live the pictures.
     
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  16. Vulpes

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    Epic trip! Tnx for a great write-up!
     
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