Friday, September 30, 2011

Green Hills of Baja

We drove south on Highway 1 last week and were surprised how green the country side was. We have driven this road a few times in the last 3 years when going to the airport in Cabo and the area was always brown, like you would expect a desert to be, but a little rain over the summer has made the area bloom with plant life. Viewing Baja from the water it looks barren but if you go inland into the hills after a little rain, it’s rich with plant life. You can hardly see the cactus through all the shrubs and bushes. It is amazing how a desert can be transformed by a little rain.

Hills near San Antonio

Hills near San Antonio

Green Baja 2

Hills near San Bartolo

At the end of the drive we stopped in los Barriles at the Las Palmas resort and had a wonderful lunch, highly recommended.

On the return leg we drove out to Ensenada de los Muertos, Cove of the Dead. We have anchored in this bay many times but had never seen if from land before. Developers have renamed this area los SueƱos, Dreams, in order to have a more attractive name for the area. We like the older name better, it has a more adventurous ring to it but we can understand how it may discourage time-share sales.

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