San Felipe Baja California

We’ve been in San Felipe BC for five days. We arrived right in the middle of the San Felipe 250 off road race which meant nothing to me but was a big deal to A LOT of people. Trying to navigate this tiny town’s roads was kind of a nightmare. With 5 vehicles trying to stay together and no phones or maps with which to communicate and navigate, it was only a matter of time before we lost each other and it was nothing short of miraculous that we found each other again among the masses.

Our first night’s camp was in the sandy parking lot of the town’s stadium. We circled the wagons and settled in. Earlier in the day I spotted an interesting vehicle and stopped to chat with the owner who turned out to be, like everyone else around here, Canadian. A. He was accompanied by James and Sarah who had just sailed their boat from Vancouver to Ensenada and had just driven into town to see the race before heading back to Canada. They were great fun. And they shared food. We all crammed into Ted’s groovy Chinook and feasted on crab tacos and clam chowder they’d brought with them from their friends restaurant in Ensenada.  We could not have planned a better introduction to Baja. In the morning they took off to watch the race and some of us went off to find provisions and a more suitable camp.

Turns out we were only a block away from the beach and a perfect camp spot but there were no spots available because of the race! We spent the next night on the street right outside our current camp spot at Rueben’s. A very bare bones, seen better days campo. Still, they have one hot shower, an ocean view and the place to ourselves. The town emptied out like a Tequila bottle after the fiesta. 
Race Day….
After the race…
We’ve settled in.
Breakfast and wifi at Rosita’s on the beach…
we sometimes stay until lunch.
garlic octopus!
then we walk…

then we come back to camp and look out at the water and have a cerveza and talk some more story…
Toby comes by for a rub…
I am wondering why it took me so long to find Baja. 
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9 comments

  1. A, yes, exactly.
    Ms Moon, I would, could stay for a very long time but i am really missing those munchkins!
    Elizabeth, you have smart friends. I want To stop by for your book club!
    Sir tearful, wish you were here! 😣

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  2. A, yes, exactly.
    Ms Moon, I would, could stay for a very long time but i am really missing those munchkins!
    Elizabeth, you have smart friends. I want To stop by for your book club!
    Sir tearful, wish you were here! 😣

    Like


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