I began my jaunt in Cabo San Lucas getting my "Phoebe McGee" tuned.....she was due for her 10,000 mile check up. Phoebe has given me 53,000 glorious miles now.
Since I had not yet explored the East Cape, I decided now was the time to do it. Avoiding, sadly, the "camino costero" where we would have visited secluded beaches and rocky points and freshwater springs hidden deep in the mountainous interior.....because of the condition of the road...washboard, bumpy, narrow! Phoebe rejects those conditions. Another time in another vehicle.
I decided to stay in Cabo for a night and loved it so much~ended up staying for 10 days. Being retired and without an agenda, I get to do whatever I want. Within 5 minutes of arrival I met another adventurer from Santa Cruz and also a man I had met last year.....also from Santa Cruz and another couple from Finland that had been staying in Pescadero right next to me. Laurie and I have many mutual friends and she was staying a couple weeks....so we had reason to park right next to her and her 2 great dogs, Ari and Cali. After many mango margarita's, lots of home-made food and restaurant food, fabric shops, walking the dogs, sunsets, and a pirate cruise, TaZzi and I finally headed for our destination.
Our stay in Cabo was at the Villa Serena RV Park and the palapa restaurant on site is a popular spot overlooking the ocean~and serving fabulous food, i.e., my favorite....coconut shrimp. I took the picture below sitting in the restaurant, sipping a margarita and eating coconut shrimp.
Laurie is such a pirate! And I got to be a pirate, as well, when we boarded the Pirate Ship Buccaneer Queen. We embarked on an epic journey along the coastline of Los Cabos, passing the famed landmark of El Arco "the Arch" aka hole in the wall. Because of our hats and our eagerness to be pirates we got to participate heavily in the pirate show. We were not shy! And that's all I'll say about that! The pictures will speak.
Pirate Laurie and Pirate Pat
Even though this town has become a resort, you still have the feel of the "real" Baja. Roosters roam the streets, taco stands and family-owned businesses are plentiful, and a cement factory where hand-made blocks are still made. Like so much of Baja; contrast is ominous. The local Mexicans know each other by their nicknames (sobrenombres) and the untamed back country is just minutes away.
We met lots of fun and friendly people and stayed for 5-6 days.
Near the beach, but not on, is the RV Park La Trinidad, where we stayed. I think the owner, Mike, is a gringo and it is a great place to stay. It is a small park and the people were outrageously friendly and quite the "party (ers)" Hiking trails were plentiful, the pool and palapa bar immaculate. It was a bit cold and we had several storms with lots of rain while there for 3-4 days. There is also a restaurant but Mike only opens it on weekends because there are so few tourists in these hard times for all of Mexico.