Friday, February 24, 2006

San Diego

Last night we arrived in San Diego. I enjoyed what seemed the hottest and longest shower in ages! Today we will check out the Institute of Oceanography to get some scientific back up info on the Sea of Cortez experience of the last months.

Baja has been fun and it was a great journey - externally as well as internally. You have a lot of time to ponder when you paddle slowly along the coast - day after day! On my last day in Baja I injured myself and wasn't able to move my neck and shoulder for a few days. This experience showed me how easily I forget to value my health and just take it for granted. It confirmed that I made the right decision to take the winter off now that I am relatively young and healthy and not postpone things I really want to experience in my life to retirement. Carpe Diem.


Many people helped us out on our trip and we would like to give special thanks to the following people:
Isabel at the National Park Bureau in Bahia de los Angeles for looking after the truck for 6 weeks.
Parvin and Klaus in Tripui for storing our cache, burning CDs with our photos, and many hours of great company.
Pancho in Playa San Rafael for tea and coffee.
Brad and Carolyne in Punto Chivato for helping us out with charging batteries, driving us to town and sharing wine and beer.
Mike and Lizette for a wonderful day on Mike's 1959 wooden sail boat
Everyone on the San Juanico Beach Camp Fire - especially Sam - for sharing Tequila so generously (Our plan was to get up 2am the next morning to enjoy a full moon paddle, but after I had too much Tequila, at 3am Vik decided to postpone our departure to 4am. When we got up at 5am to paddle, we still got one hour of full moon paddling which was a great experience. However, there were a few moments when i regretted the amount of Tequila i drank ;-)
Antonio - head of a fish camp - for offering fire wood, fresh veggies,...


Canyon Hiking

Vik hitchhiking

Baja Yoga

Magic Agaves

Baja Flora

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Re-entry into Civilization

After five weeks of living in the wilderness, it was not easy to get back into stressful city life.

Heron near Santa Rosalia

Vik´s Surf Shorts

Mighty Anna!




Resting after a long day of paddling

Cheerful Vik

Morning cont d

while Anna needed her fix first.


Vik was usually in an inexplicable good mood in the morning,...


In the Arroyo

when it was too windy to kayak we explored the area on foot.


Ar our first camp


Vik is excited about all the good food we are bringing!

Bahia de Los Angeles - Getting ready

all this stuff has to fit in the boats!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Tripui - End of Expedition

A few days ago we landed in Tripui - about 500km south of our starting point Bahia Los Angeles. We didn´t quite make it to La Paz, instead we will go hiking in California for a couple of weeks! However, photos of the expedition will follow soon!