After our night in town, we all headed to a lovely bay that Brad and I had discovered earlier in the spring—Agua Verde. The road in gets pretty interesting in spots; there are steep, blind corners that only one vehicle can fit through. You constantly look ahead to see if you can see anybody coming and plan ahead! There had also been some pretty bad washouts on the dirt road since we were there before. But we made it safely and found a beautiful beach.
As we were setting up camp, a family living nearby came by for a visit. It constantly amazes us how friendly and welcoming the people in Baja are. And they listen so patiently when we try speaking in our poor Spanish. The gentleman told us about some Indian paintings on the cliff behind us.
We camped on the beach that night. Tom went fishing from the shore, while his wife, Linda, rooted for the fish! Brad and I hiked up to the pictographs. These were much smaller than the ones we had seen at La Higuera and also very different. The pictograph wall consisted of red hand prints, something you see quite often at Grand Canyon and in the southwestern United States. We couldn’t find any information on them but assume that they are from a more recent period.
We headed out the next day; each couple in their own direction. Brad and I wanted to check out some new back country roads, and Tom and Linda were going to spend some time playing on the beach. We found a new area and camped out again, this time in a canyon between Mulegé and Santa Rosalia.
The following day, we met Tom and Linda for dinner at Hotel El Morro overlooking Santa Rosalia’s beautiful bay. We shared stories over candlelight and fresh seafood, both couples already planning future trips.
When we left early the next morning, we made a beeline home. Two days and 1100 miles later, we arrived back in Clarkdale. We were happy to be back where toilets flushed properly and we could pump our own gasoline, but we were already looking forward to our next trip back to Baja!
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