High tide was at 8:00am this morning which gave us the opportunity to go for a walk and scope out a better campsite that was clear of the tide. We packed up and moved a short distance to an ideal spot. After getting set up we both stood in awe of our surroundings. We drove every day this week in pursuit of comfortable weather and beautiful scenery and we’d found it. A beach so pristine we looked at each other several times today and shook our heads in disbelief.
What makes this beach unique and captivating is how flat it is. High tide to low tide spans a distance of well over a hundred yards. Watching more and more and more of the playa reveal itself as the tide went out over the course of the day was fascinating.
Mark & I are mountain people and so getting to spend months on end with the ocean steps from our door is an incredible opportunity to connect with our planet in a way we never have before. The tide change blows our mind. The way our oceans react to our distance from the moon and sun really highlights the fact that we’re all attached to a giant orbiting rock floating in space. A rock that is the perfect distance from the sun to sustain life. And there’s really nothing quite like bringing those facts to the front of your brain to keep things in perspective.
With that, we’ll be here…until we run out of food.
Looks absolutely fabulous! Some of your previous descriptions of being lined up along the beach with so many other campers sounded a few too many neighbors, but this looks like heaven.
It was heaven! You can find beaches of all varying levels of popularity in Baja from congested to completely empty. The less populated ones are often more sandy though so you need to be comfortable driving in soft sand, which ends up being totally worth it!
What do you keep in the trailer? Love the way you put it together. I have a Ford F250 flatbed with a Granby Four Wheel Camper.
Thanks Greg! The trailer, truck camper combo works beautifully for us. The trailer has a wide variety of things in it. Lots of resources and gear like water jugs, paddleboards, propane, cooking gear (our truck camper doesn’t have a kitchen), dry goods, recovery gear, and our shower, etc.
CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! Now, enjoy . . .
That is, indeed, a beautiful beach.
Yes, we saw many!
That area looks great! The thorns from the last post look nasty. Glad things are looking up 👍
Things were indeed looking up. San Juanico was the perfect place to spend a few days.