1 - 31 October 2016 Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico

Saturday 1st October

Our last day on the road.

Continuing south from La Paz we soon came to the beautiful Sierra De La Laguna. Passing through the old mining town of El Triunfo.

The countryside was green with a profusion of summer flowers. There were dark clouds over the top of the mountains making for a dramatic looking scene. We passed over dry arroyos, and through the fruit growing valley where there are mangos for sale in the small town of San Bartelo.

Once through the mountains the Sea of Cortez appeared in the distance. After crossing two wide arroyos we entered the outskirts of Los Barriles.

Avoiding the centre of town and the many topes there, we turned off Mex 1 onto a sand track (locally known as the ‘by-pass’) ,

Slowly we made our way to the coast road, turned left and crossed the arroyo to the small hamlet of Buenos Aires, past the horses in their pens and the many cows that roam the area.

Turning into Playa Norte RV Park, Hutch, the Camp Host was there to greet us and we parked up on our beach front site with its beautiful view over the Bahia de las Palmas, home for the next five months.

Sunday 2nd October

We have been so looking forward to getting back to Playa Norte and Los Barriles and the beautiful mountain backdrop to the west and turquoise sea to the east. We never get tired of looking across the sea and the bay, seeing the sunrise from the bedroom window each morning and swimming in the sea each day.

Evenings under the lights of the palapa. Large moth with lovely markings came to visit.

Monday 3rd October

Once we had set up camp, put up the hammock and laid out the chairs under the palapa, it soon felt like home.

Wednesday 5th October

Weather has been hot, in the 30’s mostly but with a nice afternoon breeze. It has been good to sit in the sea and cool off in the crystal clear water.

Have been out in the kayak and managed to give our small Honda engine a good run along the coast heading north past pretty holiday developments towards Punta Pescadero.

Saturday 8th October

El Gecko's Beach Bar and Restaurant. Just a short walk along the beach.

Sunday 9th October

The mosquito proof tent.

Lazy Daze Beach Bar. Twenty minutes walk along the beach across the arroyo.

Back for dinner.

Monday 10th October

Eating Molcajete at El Gecko.

Tuesday 11th October

The local wildlife – Hummingbird and Chipmunk