Jan 15 - our 6 month travel anniversary
6 months past, 6 months ahead
A chance meeting with travel friends led to our rental of a seaside apartment in La Paz for one week.
Two bedrooms, a rooftop terrace with a grill and sunset views over the Sea of Cortez,
A kind and efficient landlady, travel friends Debra and Pacifica living next door
Minutes from fish, carne asado and adobada tacos.
The Malecon, the seaside city walk just out the doorstep.
What a place to regroup, firm up plans and play house!
Contents of bicycle food bags for our family of five's several days continuous cycle travel/wild camping through Baja deserts, hot days, no refridgeration:
breakfasts: oatmeal with raisins, cream of wheat with honey, hard boiled eggs
snacks: fruit bars, oranges and dates, peanuts in the shell
lunches: bread rolls, peanut butter and marmelade on flour tortillas, carrots, avocados and chips, cheese and canned tuna
1)basic dry soup mix with three potatoes, two zucchini, two carrots, an onion several tomatoes and a poblano pepper
2) machaca (dried, dehydrated shredded meat) a can of beans, chopped poblano pepper, onion inside flour tortillas with fresh chopped tomatoes, jalepenos, cheese
3) pasta, two small boxes tomato sauce, chayote (a squash type vegetable that travels well in heat), an onion
Locate and tote 19 liters of water for 24 hour period.
That's a lot of weight! No wonder the blue waters of La Paz looked so amazing as we crested the hill to this capital of Baja California Sur.
And the plan ahead - we'll save South America for a future year of travel. This year we'll continue our travel through Mexico by flying from La Paz, Baja Sur to Mexico City. From there we'll cycle to the Gulf of Mexico and head north through the mainland. We'll re-enter the States in Texas and cycle with the destination of Minnesota, canoe travel in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, train travel to White Fish, Montana and cycle home to Calgary in time for school to start.
Our travel is guided by our senses. Sunshine, roads, the Earth and the friends and experiences we encounter along the way.