Into Mountains

I’m not really sure what day it is, but I do know that we are starting to run out of days. Today we did 76km.

We left La Paz this morning. We really liked that city, but we must move. It seemed to take us a long time to get out of the city; we rode for nearly 20km before we were out of La Paz. The road was in very good shape. Four lane divided highway with a shoulder. It was great, nice new pavement and a headwind. We flew. Then we came to a fork in the road.

Cactus with flowers

“Shall we go east or west?” I asked Tanya? “I don’t know,” Tanya replied. “It’s shorter distance to go west” “But more traffic” The wind was coming from the NE, so heading in a westerly direction would have meant a little bit of a tail wind. Heading east would mean the opposite. Plus there was a mountain range to worry about. We ended up tossing a coin to see which way we would go. We went to the east. Within minutes on the road to the east there were headwinds, and hill climbs. But we pushed on, up two passes and down them (always a fun thing to do). Another benefit was that there was a lot less traffic (the west direction is a more direct route to Cabo). It was a good choice in hind sight.

We pulled into a RV park; there are mostly people from BC here. It is a nice place, filled with a lot of cacti and trees. The sun is shining and life is good. We even have a picnic table here (very rarely does this happen) so that makes this an even better choice.

Posted from San Pedro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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