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Whale Watching

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in another blogpost how we don’t like taking paid tours – usually we find out where the tours go, and then do our own self tour BUT in the case of whale watching, we were forced to go on a tour. Todd & I have both been on whale watching...

Can you pass the salt?

We made it out of Santa Rosalia on the “Grade to Hell” highway, at the mock chicken speed of 10 MPH! It was the perfect travel day, overcast and cold (only 20C). Guerrero Negro was THE place to do whale watching and so that was our destination. We pulled into Mario’s...

Where Mexico Meets France

A quick 48-hour stopover in Santa Rosalia, as we continue to head northerly. We drove through this city on the way down and thought it was a bit of a shithole, but wanted to give it a second chance. We were pleasantly surprised by its history and all the amazing sites...

Million Dollar Beach

About a month ago, on our way down south, we drove past an area south of Muleje called Bahia de Concepcion (in the Living the Dream episode: https://www.wheelsonthebus.ca/living-the-dream/) and purposely did not stop, because we wanted to leave some longer term beach...

Our Most Boring Adventure

Left Cerritos / Todos Santos area and headed towards La Paz – which was the main hub for refilling empty propane (with butane - 2 – 30 lb cylinders filled for $31), diesel for the bus and big grocery purchase, so we could boondock again for a week or so. It was sad to...

Life in Baja

We are exactly at the halfway point in our Baja adventure (insert tears!) and over the past 6 ½ weeks we have a way better understanding of this life than we did, our first week in. Here's what we know now: Never refer to Baja as “The Baja”, its just Baja RV’ers There...

On Golden Sand

We didn’t go far, just 70 km’s north of Cabo. We are now on the Pacific side of the peninsula, and since we made it to and out of Cabo, that means we are technically heading back north. This does not make me happy, I would rather stay south. As we departed out of...

Cabo in the Rearview Mirror

If I can sum up Cabo in any way, I would call it “Re-donkulous”. Its kind of like Las Vegas on Ocean steroids. That. is. it. We squatted here for 2 nights – we had planned to do a few activities, but after a bit of investigation, we determined that we couldn’t do what...

The Redneckest MacGyver of all MacGyvers

Before we left on this adventure, Todd was trying to think of pretty much everything that we might need for this trip. We have A LOT of extra parts like water pumps, two sewer hoses, other hoses, clamps, wires, you name it, we got it!. You all knew, we blew an...

Made it back to shore

Another adventure in the barrels area – a couple of hidden gems, we had heard about through other traveller/RV’ers and also listed as camping areas in the Baja Camping book that we use. Before we get to that though, we wanted to mention that… Life in an RV isn’t all...

Adventures in The Barrels

I’ve mentioned a few times, how much a 4WD vehicle is needed in Baja. We certainly don’t have one, but Cindy the Civic is getting her workout down here. We are basically treating her like a truck and so far, she’s been amazing! Pretty sure the struts are almost gone,...

The Barrels (Los Barriles)

We were excited to hang out here for a while, we had heard great things about Los Barriles and that there was lots to see and do (snorkel, kayak, kite boarding, bike ride, hiking, ec). Of course, we had to dump and fill – we did this at Baja Sunrise RV resort where...

Punta Arena

Did a road trip to Punta Arena, only about 30 minutes from La Ventana. This place was AMAZING! I think there were about 6 other people there. We tried a bit of snorkeling but didn’t see much for fish – a few puffer and some with pointy spines all over. I was glad I...

Gringo Ghetto in La Ventana

We have no real agenda for this trip other than, lets get to the hot spot for January and eventually make our way back north. When we were in Tecolote for a few days, we scouted out our next forward stop. We thought that La Ventana would be a good little village to...

Living on the Beach

After a few days boondocking, we thought it would be a good idea to regroup (this really means dump sewer, fill potable water tank and do laundry) at the Maranatha RV park just outside of La Paz. It was again, on a gravel parking lot – but they had a pool, which we...