My (new) girlfriend Elizabeth joins me and takes her first trip into Baja, beyond the border region. Watch closely as she catches ‘Baja Fever’ and is captivated by the magic peninsula.
We leave Thursday afternoon Dec. 30, and have a Puerto Nuevo lobster dinner at Chela’s. Antonio Muñoz of Baja Cactus in El Rosario had a room reserved for us when we arrived there at 11:30pm.
Friday Dec. 31, 2004
All that is left standing of the mission founded in 1769 by Junipero Serra.
The petroglyphs are on a cliff facing east, towards the San Fernando mission site.
Near Cataviña Pictographs
The creek (arroyo) was flowing, as seen from outside the painted cave. My daughter took several close ups of the paintings in 2003, see them starting at http://vivabaja.com/703/page5.html
Walking back to our truck, we look back to the boulder hill at the top of which is the cave. We stop at Rancho Santa Ynez for a late breakfast then head on to Bahia de los Angeles.
Jan. 1, 2005
Her first fish taco!
The verdict is: she likes it!!! Several more are ordered… and Baja Fever is taking a firm grip on Elizabeth!
Jan. 2, 2005
Coco’s Corner, 13 miles from Highway 1 at Laguna Chapala
The bay chases Elizabeth out!
Friendly pelican at Alfonsina’s at Gonzaga Bay. Alfonsina’s manager Antonio treats Elizabeth to a margarita for New Years. Everyone Elizabeth meets in Baja has been so very kind!
As the sun sets, we stop for a look at the Enchanted Islands. Elizabeth has Baja Fever and there is no cure, other than repeated trips back to Baja for therapy!