Forty Four…

A lot of birthdays are taking place in Mexico for this band of travelers, with Sylvie ringing in her sixth and Leonie treating us to the majesty of The Ocho, and a few days my own clock turned over for the forty-fourth time, which is sobering. As of May first, my lovely wife finds herself attached, …

Trailer Park Living

I’m going to be brief, consider this post more of a “proof of life” construct than a thoughtful essay, or revelation with regard to some little known spot in the Baja. As of our last  communiqué, the Roving Bugs had left Los Frailes, just a stunning little spot, in search of some small corner of the …

Leaving Los Frailes

We had been joking with Bernie for the past several nights that he keeps pushing back his departure date from Los Frailes so he can enjoy the benefit of multiple sending off parties, which we keep happily throwing for him, but on a Monday morning, after successfully losing the last three of his lures and …

Gallery Time: Los Frailes

This is the spot that finally had us cave in and get a solar panel precisely because it was so lovely we simply didn’t want to leave.  In fact, had it not been for the bee I have in my bonnet for wanting to learn how to surf, which requires a change of scenery (Pacific …

Weekend At Bernie’s

We have been on the beach at Los Frailes for some time now, and it has been lovely enough that we have become shockingly sedentary. It’s tough to beat the price, of course, as it costs exactly nothing.  The sun rises just over the point every morning to completely fill the frame of the enormous …

Is That A Shark?

We’ve spent a significant portion of this trip staying off the beaten path and ignoring offers to take guided tours, go on planned hikes, or pay entry fees in general of any kind.  I like to say that this is because of our indomitable spirit of self reliance and adventure, Val would probably (fairly) point …

Los(t) Dolores: The Best Laid Plans

Toward the end of our stay at Agua Verde, Ashek and I were chatting with Kirby and comparing notes on where we might be headed next. Val and I have learned in our travels that our single best resource when solving for the “what do we do next” problem is other travelers. The more grizzled …

Gallery Time: About Those Snakes…

Limited bandwidth has been really frustrating my efforts to get pictures of the adventures up, but I fought through the pain, munching on some peanuts and sneaking a beer from the fridge in the truck while loitering at a dive shop in Cabo Pulmo and can now present the following annotated gallery of our pre …

Eight!

Leonie, as of about three o’clock in the morning, is now eight. The girls and Val are in the tent right now, enjoying the first chapter of a book that was one of the gifts tonight. It is still, as calm a night as we’ve had since we made camp here on the beach at …

Of Mice and Men

From my journal dated 2/06: Tomorrow will mark our seventh day camping just below the hot springs, and while I feel like this tribute is going to sound familiar (and despite the fact that it did its level best to drive us into the sea) Val and I are in agreement that the Agua Verde …