The quick VL update:
- We are still in La Paz!!!
- Rusty is STILL in the shoppe!! 🤞
- Read below about our time in the quaint town of Mulegé + our stay in El Burro. Why this just might be our favorite spot (so far) in Baja.
- Livestream classes continue from Mexico, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Drop-in or Receive the replay if you are not an ALTAR digital member. Learn more below
- Book a virtual private session to jumpstart and/or reinvigorate your practice!!
With love, Heather
Let’s track the journey so far. Here are the places we have stopped to dine and camp: Valle de Guadalupe, San Felipe, a bay 2 hours south of San Felipe, Guerrero Negro (a small town where we bought our first stack of corn tortillas from a tortilleria. While you’re there, check out Zihul for beautiful hand-made knives. This brings us to Mulegé and a bay south of Mulegé known as El Burro.
Picture this: driving for hours through the desert. Miles of cactus of the kind you probably imagine when you think of cactus plus a kind of “Dr. Seuss” cactus. Think of the trees you see in one of those books and you will get the idea of what these cactus look like, a little yellow puff atop a spiral of succulent-like vegetation. Wild and beautiful.
Your car is dusty and so are you. As you near the east side of Baja once again, (because the main highway crosses west to east a number of times as you venture south) you happen upon a luscious oasis. Think Hawaii in the middle of the desert. Palm trees and lush greenery everywhere. A tropical paradise. As you continue along the highway you turn left into the small town of Mulege. Stone streets, colorful flags and a sleepy afternoon vibe greet you.
Our plan as we arrived was to fill up on the essentials, tacos and agua, before heading farther south to find our camp spot for the next few days. Mission complete. Mulege in our experience, in three words: quiet, beautiful, worth it!
Sunset was fast approaching as we arrived to El Burro Bay. Burro is Spanish is donkey. We set up camp at the far end of a row of houses. You would never know of the two covered palapa camp spots that were there. But, good ol’ iOverlander hooked us up once again. The sun had set and we are excited to go enjoy our first margarita in Baja. This stretch of beach thankfully had a few fabulous restaurants to choose from, both walking distance from Rusty. We were pleasantly surprised to find a large table of gringos chatting, laughing and enjoying themselves as we entered. This group had used up all the tables and chairs but there seemed to be an open spot at the far end. So, after ordering we asked if we could join them.
We enjoyed a delightful hour, chatting with people from all over the world. It is refreshing to find people twice our age who have been doing what we are doing for longer than I have been alive!! Stories, resources and phone numbers were shared. We went to sleep that night, warm from the booze as well as the connections made.
What a fruitful gift that first night at Donkey Bay was. We decided to extend our stay there in order to enjoy the delightful weather and spend more time with one of the couples we met that first night. And, guess where this couple lived during the pandemic?? Friday Harbor!! Of course our thousands of miles of travel lead us to meet people from where we came from.
Ramie and Tim recently published a book titled Driving Miss Norma about their RV life adventures with Tim’s 90 year old mother. Check out their book, we plan to read it when we can download it on our kindles once we get back to the states. They shared some stories from it and it sounds like a fun and heart-warming read. They are now advocates and volunteers with a number of organizations that help expose adventure modalities to the wise/aging populations in order to have a positive impact on the last stage of their life. So neat!!
More highlights from this area of Baja: paddle boarding in the sea of Cortez on the most perfect weather day of our trip so far, pictured above. Marking this as a place to come back to on our way back up Baja. Meeting humans that have been living on the road for YEARS and how that lifestyle can work long term.
We left El Burro inspired by other humans, in awe of the sea of Cortez and jazzed to experience more of the southern tip of Baja California Sur.
See you next week for the next leg of the journey! Thank you for following the adventure. And, on that note: the BLOG is back up on my website. You can access the journey straight from there. Check it out here.