Delivering Motorcycles in Baja – Day 4

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 – Bahía de los Ángeles, Baja California North to Mulegé, Baja California South: ~300 miles

We cross into the southern half of Baja California.

Missed Day 3? Monday, February 6th, 2017 – San Felipe, Baja California North to Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California North: ~210 miles

Looks like a cat checked out the GS overnight.

Spurgeon and I went for a walk in town to find breakfast. We stopped for a moment to watch some fisherman get to work, and it inspired us to continue our trend of fish tacos for our next meal.

Don’t worry, it wasn’t this fish.

When it came to photography on this trip, Spurgeon was about quality and I was about quantity. That why he had a bunch of nice photos:

Photo by Spurgeon Dunbar.

And I had a bunch of photos of him taking nice photos:

Moments after we got on the road headed south, we encountered some significant roadkill.

Just a few yards away was a piece of the car that caused the damage. Doesn’t look like it went well for either party.

Three and a half days into our trip, Spurgeon and I crossed into Baja California Sur – the southern half of the peninsula.

Photo by Spurgeon Dunbar.

We had to set this up a couple of times to make sure we weren’t blocking traffic while waiting for the self-time to go off on Spurgeon’s tripod-mounted camera!

There were three other motorcycles in the parking lot of our lunch stop. One of them had a RevZilla sticker on his luggage, so Spurgeon made it a point to say hi when we got inside the restaurant. Oddly enough, we didn’t see any other riders there, so he stuck a business card in between the lid and the pannier with a little handwritten note saying “Dig the Sticker!” and “Enjoy the Ride! – Spurg”. I really hope the rider noticed the card before riding away!

We broke up our ritual of eating fish tacos for the not-that-different option of crabmeat omelettes.

Back in 2012, Vy and I celebrated New Year’s in Baja with a 2-up trip on my BMW R1100S. One of the people we stayed with on that trip recommended that we spend a night at Ignacio Springs Bed & Breakfast. At the time it was run by a Canadian couple named Terry and Gary, and I’ve always remembered the place as somewhere I’d like to keep going back to. Unfortunately, Spurgeon and I were rolling through San Ignacio in the middle of the day so it didn’t make any sense to spend the night there. But I still insisted that we stop there for a quick break!

The “roads” in this little slice of paradise are covered in seashells.

In 2018, a couple of motorcyclists named Paul and Bonnie that had previously stayed at the resort bought it from Terry and Gary, and they now run the place. Spurgeon and I briefly met Bonnie and she was kind enough to let us kill an hour with a Pacifico and some internet service to catch up on work. Spurgeon checks the map to figure out where we want to spend the night.

One of the best things about Baja is the general ease of access to beaches and the lack of rules prohibiting you from riding on them. We got into Mulege and thought we should catch the sunset as close to the water as possible before we got to the hotel.

We rode around Mulege looking for a hotel to stay at, and figured we found a good option when we spotted one with several motorcycles in the parking lot.

A little bit of a walk later, and we were able to grab some food and a few Pacificos.

I wonder if Rob ever got a call.

Tomorrow, I’d get an excellent souvenir!