This afternoon we arrived in Santa Rosalia, a small copper mining town on the Sea of Cortez. We are staying in the beautiful Las Casitas. Our room has a fabulous terrace overlooking the sea. Gregg and the girls are cozy in bed, with ocean breezes cooling their skin.
Today's drive was a pretty quick 5 hours. We left Bahia de Los Angeles at just before 8 and were here in time for a tasty lunch (Terco's Pollito -- recommend). The town was hit hard by the hurricane 5 weeks ago and is still cleaning up but is running smoothly -- a pleasant place for an overnight for sure.
It was interesting to pass from from the very barren desertscapes through the region where the town of San Ignacio and its damn create an oasis. The recent rains that have fallen in B.C.S. had already turned the landscape a shade of green we hadn't seen since San Diego but the huge palm filled oasis of San Ignacio was a sight! Rivaled on our drive today only by the Volcan de Tres Virgenes, which looms over the Sea north of Santa Rosalia (at about 6000').
We had a nice time in Bahia de Los Angeles -- Alex snorkled, and loved it! Greggie collected shells and tried a little swimming. We ate good food and made a new friend in Roger, proprietor of Villa Bahia, where we stayed.
In getting to B. d L.A., on our second day of traveling, we broke, slightly, our first rule -- to only drive during the day! The drive took longer than expected and we finished the last 40 miles to the coast from the Transpennisular as the sun set and turned the desert pink. A pretty full moon rose and shined on the sea to light our way! That same, slightly fuller, moon is overhead now, bathing my cliffside view in lovely white light!