The Long Way Back – A Road Trip in Baja California
Randomly browsing the Internet while sitting in our Cabo hotel, Zach happened upon a news report concerning Hurricane Erick! We were on a road trip in Baja California and although Baja rarely gets hit by hurricanes, apparently Erick was headed right towards us. Forecasters were predicting it would hit the whole peninsula and even cause storms in San Diego! This turned out to be false, as weather reports often do, but nevertheless, we felt the pressure was on to “get while the gettin’s good!” We definitely did not want to get stuck on a washed-out road in the crazy desert during a hurricane/flash flood!
Sadly, due to our desire to stay in front of the hurricane, we only got to see one more town on our trip. Mulegé, a quiet small town on the Sea of Cortez, didn’t have a lot going on. It was a nice change from the bigger cities though. The nearby coastline boasts some of the most gorgeous beaches we’ve ever seen and we wished we had more time to hang out and do some kayaking. Whenever we go back to Baja, we’ll definitely head straight here!
The second day’s drive was pretty tedious. We did get hit with some rain on windy mountain roads, but nothing too bad. Because we were heading north and because of the recent election in Baja Norte, the military was patrolling in force, and we got stopped and searched at each of the five checkpoints we passed. Nevertheless, we managed to survive a record-breaking 18 hour day in the car and pulled up at our casa just before midnight. We’re sad that the trip is over, but it won’t be our last excursion into México!