Continuing on we travelled to just south of the Baja California (BC)/Baja California Sur (BCS) border till we arrived at Jesus Maria. From here we headed west to the coast for a couple of days to use up our groceries before crossing into BCS as they will take certain grocery item at the border control, Austrian’s Gunter & Makaila, Gerhart & Margret also joined us.

While here we took a walk to Seal Arch Beach which is very secluded and only accessible by foot passing by the lighthouse on the point.

On the way there was an interesting rock formation, even in the desert life thrives.

Left to right: Catherine, Thomas, Gerhart, Margret (behind), Makaila, Gunter and Stefan.

While sitting on the beach we watched some seals playing in the water.

There was also a small fishing village close by where we purchased 3kg/6lbs of fresh shrimp which cooked in garlic butter, we all then shared for dinner with salad and rice. Catherine also bought 5 lobster tails for Stewart.

From here we went to Guerrero Negro to restock our grocery supplies before heading to Laguna Ojo De Liebre where there is a campground.

We arrived a week before their season starts so did not have to pay to use the palapas. This is a nature reserve where whales come to calve. Boat tours are available where they take you out and see the mother whales and their babies.

Can just see our campers on the shore from the end of the jetty.

There were also some nice sunsets.

As it was we were early we did not see any whales but did see lots really funky blue jellyfish as they floated under the jetty and a rather brave coyote.

We continued following MX1 south, but from here it headed east across the peninsular towards Mulege.

We stopped at San Ignacio for a night to visit the Mission, these were built by the Spanish. Camping next to a lagoon as it is located in an oasis. We only saw the Mission from the outside as there was a wedding while we were there, the yard next to it and main square were lit up with Christmas decorations.

The Spanish missions in Baja California were a large number of religious outposts established by Catholic religious orders, the Jesuits, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, between 1683 and 1834 to spread the Christian doctrine among the Native Americans or Indians living on the Baja California peninsula.

Camped next to the lagoon.

Continuing east to the Sea of Cortez we stopped at Santa Rosalia for some lunch where we found taco stand ‘Tocos El Faro Verde’ that had great fresh fish tacos that we indulged ourselves with.

When we arrived in Mulege we checked out a couple of campsites before settling on Huerta Don Chano which was located on a tidal river, they only had one campsite available so we doubled up with Stefan & Thomas (@einmalrundum) this campground had nice grass sites surrounded by Palm and fruit trees where we were allowed to pick some fruit (Mango’s, Limon’s, Oranges, and Grapefruits). We squeezed our own fresh fruit juices. The day we arrived they were having a Christmas dinner for all the staff and invited all the campers staying in the campground, they roasted two whole pigs wrapped in palm leaves, there was also turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings.

There was also a Mission here but it was all locked up.

Next: Loreto

7 thoughts on “Mulege”

  1. Great post! Assuming your posts are delayed, you must be getting close to LB now. I am looking forward to meeting up with you.

    1. Darren,
      Sorry we went almost straight through Los Barriles to Cabo Pulmo due to the wind but will come back for a few days once we have been south, I will let you know when we’ll be there.
      Stewart

      1. Yes, it’s windy but that’s why many people are here for the windsports. It generally blows 11:00 am to 4:00 pm then it is calm. There is also an off road race going on this weekend so I suggest staying off the back roads unless you know what the course is. Can you get my email from the subscription list? I’d rather not post it publicly. You can also get it from Mark C. in Red Deer. If I know where you are at real time I can try to find you. – Darren

  2. Doug Batchelder

    Hello,
    We are living in your moms condo in McCrae. We had a set back and I broke my ankle Oct 30th. I am almost all fixed up now and we are off to our Mazatlan house on February 10th. Our address is Mojarra 12 in Sabalo Country Club . Landline is 6699133987. We are at our house till April 21st except for Feb 19th to 24th as we are going to qunauato up in the Mountains on a bus trip. We are expecting you to stop in for a hot meal and we will show you Mazatlan.
    Regards
    Doug Batchelder

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