Winter in Baja Day 67: Back to San Juanico

The desert above Agua Verde -> San Juanico //

Even after four nights here it’s still hard to leave this morning.  I don’t know how long it will be before we’ll be able to enjoy this level of silence and stillness again.

An easy drive south on Highway 1 takes us to Ciudad Insurgentes for groceries and water and then a leisurely 2 hour drive north on Highway 53 takes us in to San Juanico.  Upon our arrival fish tacos are priority number one so we stop at El Burro en Primavera for lunch.  Then it’s off to the beach to find a patch of sand to call home.  You might recall that last time we were here we had a close call with the tide.  So as we choose a place to park, we keep in mind the possibility of needing to leave on a moment’s notice and find a spot where we can easily drive to higher ground.

After a nice long stroll down the beach at sunset Josh, Darci & Hannah arrive from their adventure crossing the width of the Baja Peninsula via a little-used dirt road today.  We get caught up on the latest goings-ons as we begin to shiver in the wet air that may be dipping in to the unfamiliar 60 degree range.  Before heading inside we stow all of our chairs in our trailer.  We’re all ready to go in case high tide decides to run us off at dawn.

Drone photos taken with the DJI Mini.

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By michele


We’re Mark & Michele, modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, full-time travel.  Our tiny home on wheels and slow-paced travel style allows us to minimize our expenses while maximizing our freedom.  May our unconventional way of life inspire you to design a life that you love.


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