Syncro Safari 2001
September: Mark Drillock puts out the announcement for a Thanksgiving
trip to beautiful places he knows in Baja.
November 15-16 1150 miles on I-70 and I-15 to Oceaside, California, just
north of San Diego.
November 17 7 am, three Syncros head south to Baja: Mark, Peter Buettner
from San Francisco and the Joneses. In the afternoon we
catch up with Steve and Kate who had left the day before.
After dark we arrive at Bahia de Los Angeles and camp on
the beach. We get up at 1:30 to watch the meteor shower
which was fabulous. Actually, it continued the next night, too.
November 18-20 Beach days; kayaking, fishing, eating, sunning, eating,
swimming, eating. Marks grills fish and Steve makes ceviche.
Life is good....
November 20 Peter stays at LA Bay and the others drive to San Ignacio
for showers and food, then Santa Rosalia for supplies, then
to beautiful Punta Chivato beach.
November 21-22 Beach days at Punta Chivato.
November 22 Thanksgiving. Mark head back to LA Bay, Peter and his
boat. We head S to Mulege, showers and Thanksgiving dinner
at Hotel Serenidad.
November 23-24 N in Baja, camping in the beautiful desert of rocks and
plants at Rancho Santa Inez at Catavina, then on to
Ensenada and more tamales, then 2:02 wait to cross the
November 25-26 Interstates to Boulder. Snow and dangerous roads in
Utah; dinner at Mom's Cafe in Salina. 15 degrees
crossing the San Rafael Swell and the Rockies. Dumping
snow in Vail. ;-)
Total: 3800 miles
Kudos to Mark for organizing and leading Syncro Safari 2001
and sharing some of the secrets of Baja California. What
a wonderful way to learn about Baja, compared to heading
south with only a guidebook....