Having spent the previous night nearly halfway down the Baja peninsula, Mike and I had to leave early the next morning to make sure I got to La Paz before sunset – most of my friends were arriving around 3pm, though my girlfriend wouldn’t arrive until the day after.
Unfortunately, I lost my main camera this day so the majority of photos from today are gone – thankfully I had a backup point and shoot and my GoPro helmet cam to snap a couple. Because of that, I don’t have any shots until 480 miles later in the trip, when we got into La Paz. At this point, Mike and I said our goodbyes and he continued down to Cabo. 20 minutes later I was at the start of the dirt road (called the Mogote Road) which feeds into the resort:
I had trouble getting directions to this dirt road which lead into the resort, and managed to spend 20 minutes at a gas station asking for directions. Because I was baking in the hot sun, I took off my camera (which I had been wearing around my neck) and put it on the back of the bike. Apparently I forgot to secure it before taking off again. Of course, I didn’t realize it until I was halfway through the dirt.
Here are some GoPro shots from the Mogote Road:
This is when I realized I had lost my camera. I had to go back to the gas station, but by that time the camera had been picked up by someone and unfortunately not returned to the gas station attendant.
Having covered about 1,000 miles of riding in the last two days, I enjoyed a chance to soak in the hot tub for a bit, then a few of us got to the dock where a shuttle takes residents across the bay into La Paz so we could grab some dinner: