Ah, Baja. Part 2 is the part where I get to show Baja – mainly in photos. It’s difficult to describe Baja because I haven’t yet been to a place like it. It’s quiet and vast yet overwhelming. It is a play on all your senses. It leaves you lonely but content. I suggest you visit to see for yourself!
Camping – Beach camps were often filled on the weekends with Mexican families enjoying time off. Other times, we kept the beach lively while camping with friends. A few times we were all alone.
More beach camping, more meetups on the cool Pacific Ocean
Beautiful beach, friend, stingrays galore, horrid toilets but that’s Baja!
Gonzaga Bay, alone but not quite alone
Alone on the Pacific side of Baja Sur
Camping in Ojo de Liebre, waiting for a morning whale tour
Another day, another beach camp on Bahia Concepcion
Camping in the mountains near El Chorro Hot Springs
Two nights camping in Cabo with a local family
Favorite beach camp in all of Baja on Bahia Concepcion
Nature – As we crossed the border into Mexico in late March, I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t first stop by the Southern California desert to check out the super bloom until I saw that Baja was having it’s own version of super bloom. The desert was covered in flowers, blooming ocotillos and cactus! On our drive back up, the green landscape had again turned brown.
Wildlife played coy during out time in Baja; we didn’t come across scorpions, snakes or tarantulas. We will however always remember our encounters with the grey whales and whale sharks!
Sand Blazing Star
A cardon cactus in Valle de los Gigantes
Jase trying to catch his moment with a gray whale at Ojo de Liebre
Under the watchful eye of momma whale, this baby was all about getting touched
Jase missed his chance in the water but managed to finally get his hand on a gray whale…sorta
One of many encounters with a whale shark in Bahia Concepcion
We explored Baja without expectations and without plans. We spent a little time in the cities but most of our time soaking in the energy of the ocean. It was a taste of Baja for us and we’ll be back.
The virgin Mary kept a watchful eye over all of Baja
Mission in Todos Santos
Mission in Loreto (lo-ray-to) I was corrected in pronunciation by an 80 year old lady
The surprisingly unimpressive Eiffel designed church in Santa Rosalia
More time is needed in La Paz, beautiful city
Street Art in La Paz
El Infierno Grade between San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia
Found art on the Pacific Ocean
A wrong turn in Valle de los Gigantes
Pink sunsets on the Sea of Cortez
Golden sunsets on the Pacific coast
Tranquilo sunrises on Bahia Concepcion
Fishing village on the Pacific Ocean. Lobster tails for $2.50
Cabo just wasn’t our style
El Chorro Hot Springs – one of our favorites
So when are you headed to Baja?