The Bad Parenting Playbook: Shots With Dad

If you don’t teach them, who will? After a grueling day of snorkeling and chasing after puffer to try to agitate them enough to make them actually puff, we decided it was time for a cocktail.  Typically, this means a beer for dad and a juice for the ladybugs, but we’re in Mexico for the …

A Mighty Wind

We left Playa Escondida with heavy hearts on Wednesday morning, the third in a wave of departures, watching first as Feral’s old Dodge worked its way up the saddle and out of sight, then Ashek and Alex’s lovely old Rover, and finally it was our turn. Our plan was to head south to what appeared …

1/28… Clambake!

According to The Traveler’s Guide to Camping Mexico’s Baja, the Playa Escondida campground  on Bahia Concepcion (tent camping, no showers, no running water, inexpensive): “This small isolated beach is picture perfect.  There is a row of palapas along the water.  Outhouses are on the hillside behind.  The road in to this beach is rough, we …

1/22… El Synopsis

It’s Wednesday, January 22 and while more detailed posts will follow, in the interest of at least keeping folks up to date and making some sense of our peripatetic wanderings, here is the synopsis of What The Bugs Have Been Up To.   Gallery at the bottom of the post for those who are more …

1/13… Shock and Awe

I went for my morning run, half an hour or forty minutes up the beach in Bahia de los Angeles, before turning around, and made it back to camp by about nine.  It hurts, because I’m sure as hell not in shape like I was six months ago, but it feels good to remind the …

1/19… Teach a Man to Fish

Daniel rode  into our camp at about two, and asked us if we were interested in doing a little shopping.  The answer, if only to pursue the adventure further, was clearly yes. *** We had already had a great morning. The girls were out of the tent and down to the beach almost the second …

1/21… Going Native

So, the first point to make is that we’re alive and well. This lapse in correspondence has largely been a function of the rare, and subsequently anemic, internet connectivity we have encountered whilst In The Middle of Nowhere, Baja. And, we have genuinely been in the middle of nowhere.  We have been in spaces where …

The Thousand Dollar Tecate

Plot twist! We drove into San Felipe in order to get some water and food to prepare for our New Year’s Eve celebrations at the contradictorily charming post-apocalyptic trailer park, and stopped by a beachfront restaurant that had wifi for patrons, and disarmingly inexpensive beer. I ordered a Tecate, logged in, and began to check …

Viva Aqua Moose!

“My God sweetie – look what I found!” Sylvie’s head peeped over the huge granite boulder that separated our tent from the small pool that was fed by a hot spring at the head of the Guadeloupe Canyon in Baja, and that formed the remarkable oasis where we were spending Christmas. “What is it Dad!” …