Punta Cabras & Punta Banda Aug. 10-13, 2001 Also, Tecate to Ensenada Day Trip Aug. 26th.

4Baja, Desert Bull, and other friends went to the Punta Cabras area with an open invitation to other amigos. Chris, Sarah, Sarah’s friend, and I took the Viva Baja Van south. We picked up Travelpearl and her son, Brendan at the KOA. Six hours later, we arrived (after 11 pm), and didn’t wake a soul! The next morning the group awoke to see the 4WD van and our tents in their compound. Soon, Desert Bull and Travelpearl left on his 400cc Polaris quad. They returned with terrible news, Travelpearl severely injured her back in a roll over. ‘Fishin Rich’ joined us later on Saturday. Sunday, we went to Punta Banda to visit with Paulina on her last day in Baja before moving to New Jersey. Here are a few photos. The Aug. 26 story and photos follow.

Viva Baja Van and Desert Bull’s Dodge

From Punta Cabras looking north at Bahia Almejas. Our camp was at the far end of this beach, on the low bluff.

Looking south to Punta Cabras from our camp at N31°20.85′ W116°27.32′ (WGS 84) on Bahia Almejas.


In here is Desert Bull, Travelpearl, Beth, 4Baja, and other friends, including Fishin’ Rich, on the right.

Fishin’ Rich had a well organized camper on his Dodge truck. Personalized plates top it off.

Sarah and Davila posing on Bull’s Polaris .

David K on Desert Bull’s quad!

This is fun… I want one!

Thanks for joining me near Punta Cabras. Special thanks to Desert Bull for letting me play on his Polaris 4WD quad! MORE> The August 26 trip with Fishin Rich, elgatoloco, Baja Barb, David Eidell, & David K, next:

Tecate/Valle de Guadalupe/Ensenada 8-26-01

El Gato Loco (Matt) shows Fishin Rich our location, or where the next winery is located!

Yep…they found the winery! We are at the first museum in Guadalupe (Francisco Zarco).

Here’s Baja Barb and Fishin Rich in front of a Baja Native American hut display.

Baja Barb and David Eidell at the Malakan-Russian colonist exibit .

One of the Malakan’s immigration forms. Malakan’s were a religious sect that left Russia at the turn of the last century.

Local bread, wine. grape juice, & olive oil are for sale at the museum .

Mision Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (del Norte)

The last mission established in Calfornia 1834-1840. Where the paved road through Guadalupe turns right, go left for the mission site. Go straight ahead for the museums.

On the site of the mission are some walls from a more recent time .

A mission/El Camino Real historic site marker. The site is surrounded by a fence .

Mexico’s Finest Restaurant

El Taco de Huitzilopochtli, in Ensenada. Open on weekends only. Avenida de las Rosas 242 Tel. (6) 174-23-81. It is located in the far north-east corner of town. Thanks for visiting, come back again! My main Baja web page: http://vivabaja.com/