The next morning (Oct. 27), Danielle and I awoke at sunset at our campsite in Bahia de Los Angeles with an arrangement to convoy to the town of Guerro Negro with our new acquaintances MinEssa. Guerro Negro was just over the border into Baja California Sur, and we all hoped that we'd find that idyllic, free beach camping we all had imagined when we thought of the Baja. Upon arriving in Guerro Negro, we found no such thing. We separated from MinEssa, and said maybe we'd meet up again in the near future. We then ran some errands, and drove out onto a salt flat where we saw a plethora of osprey, which nest in the area.
Disheartened, Danielle and I decided to push further south to the town of Santa Rosalía, still looking for our ideal beach. On the way out of town, we saw MinEssa's van parked on the side of the road. We met up once again, and convoyed to Santa Rosalita. There, we didn't find our idyllic beach spot, but did find a spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean, outside of a small neighbourhood. We spent the night there getting further acquainted with MinEssa.
Early the next morning (Oct. 28), we were a bit startled by a guy who ended up just being a fisherman walking to the beach to throw in a line. We assumed it was a bandito or something and had a bit of a fright, but of course we were fine. The four of us then headed further south to the town of Mulegé, once again in search of our perfect beach.
The town was gorgeous, and was at that time my favourite in Mexico so far. A river flowed through it, creating an oasis of palms and flowers, with a shell-filled beach spreading across the river mouth. We wandered the town with MinEssa, reaching a point of friendship. While we debated staying that night right on the beach in town, we decided to push south a bit for something sandier.
A few minutes drive later, we found it. A small bay on the Bahía Concepción with two restaurants on one end and a mangrove swamp on the other, which was home to a campground which cost MEX$100/night. Given the inexpensive cost, we decided to stay the night, and spent the afternoon swimming with the manta rays, and watching the dolphins hunt in the bay. That night, the four of us went to dinner at the beach restaurant where we had some drinks as well as indulged in some coconut prawns and fried fish.
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