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12/11/2012
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Started reminiscing after Bob's Baja video post and found these June 1981 Kodachromes from my first (okay, second but no picture evidence from the first Nov '77 trip so it doesn't really count) trip down to Bahia de las Animas. Right after graduation, headed down in Richard's Datsun PU and my Superbeetle. Made it down and back with plenty of time to spare before grad school smile You guys must have pics of your first trip down. Would love to check them out. Tom

The gang at Bahia de los Angeles.


Bahia de los Angeles June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr

The road out to Bahia de las Animas wasn't the nice gravel road it is now. The last mile or so was a silty nightmare with lots of shovel work required.


The Silt Road to Bahia de las Animas June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr

The campsite at Bahia de las Animas.


Campsite Bahia de las Animas June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr

My favorite cheap sunglasses.


Cheap Sunglasses at Bahia de las Animas June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr

Nice view of the bay and the two islands offshore. Nearly died of fright snorkeling out to them when a school of big mahi-mahi zoomed by about ten feet in front of us.


Bahia de las Animas June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr

One last shot as we packed to leave.


Bahia de las Animas Sunrise June 81 by tomteske, on Flickr
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Those are great.
Love the mode of transport as well as the styles.
I think we have some pics from the early 80s also I will have to dig up.

Thanks for sharing those,
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Great, great photos Tom...too many classic items in those photos that caught my eye...the caffeine free RC 100 cola shirt, CB radio on the super beetle, vinyl lounge pool chair (I had one), the fish eye lens shot...now I gotta go dig thru my stack of photo albums....Good Posting

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Sorry...way off topic...

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My wife and I in San Quintin, probably mid 80's. That is my XT 500 and my mexican plated Jeep....good times...



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We used to go down to Bahia de Los Angeles every year during the 80's and 90's. Good times!
Thanks for sharing. I've got some old photos around herer somewhereDrink
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12/12/2012
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I totally remember that commercial smile

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Those are great pics Daren. I have seen that jeep one before. Interesting on the Baja plates. Wonder if you could do that nowadays wink

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We still go down to Bahia every year, Still a great destination.



THis is from this past summer

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We used to go down to Bahia de Los Angeles every year during the 80's and 90's. Good times!
Thanks for sharing. I've got some old photos around herer somewhere Drink

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surfponto wrote:
We still go down to Bahia every year, Still a great destination.



THis is from this past summer

rockhopper wrote:
We used to go down to Bahia de Los Angeles every year during the 80's and 90's. Good times!
Thanks for sharing. I've got some old photos around herer somewhere Drink

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Is that Punta Gringa? Looks awesome. When we drove to Cabo two years ago (my first trip down there in 25 years), couldn't believe the amount of development. Every pristine beach had a dozen shacks and a fence around it. Back then, LA Bay only had Papa Diaz' place and that was about it. Tom
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Daren Sefcik wrote:
My wife and I in San Quintin, probably mid 80's. That is my XT 500 and my mexican plated Jeep....good times...



Nice pics! Can you still drive on the beach at San Quintin? Tom
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tommy750 wrote:
Is that Punta Gringa? Looks awesome. When we drove to Cabo two years ago (my first trip down there in 25 years), couldn't believe the amount of development. Every pristine beach had a dozen shacks and a fence around it. Back then, LA Bay only had Papa Diaz' place and that was about it. Tom
I am with you Tom, I have pics of pristine LA Bay (in an album somewhere) and have not been across the border in 20+ years. We used to go for weeks at a time every 3-4 months. I have no idea what San Quintin looks like now. We used to be able to drive right on the "orilla" for as far as we wanted and then turn around and go back.

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Bingo! Give that man a cigar smile
Yep we usually camp there when we go To LA Bay.
First time we bought the kayak and it was a blast. Made it all the way around the point.


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Is that Punta Gringa? Looks awesome. When we drove to Cabo two years ago (my first trip down there in 25 years), couldn't believe the amount of development. Every pristine beach had a dozen shacks and a fence around it. Back then, LA Bay only had Papa Diaz' place and that was about it. Tom


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12/14/2012
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Boojum trees, were you North of Rancho Santo Ynez?

Well, could go on for days about Baja and by then everyone would have quit the forum, maybe hung themselves. Benn a long time

So many campfires we reminiscised and told tales of our past Baja trips, most pre Highway 1, some after. Basically I remember the unequalled scenery, but the people, the locals meant so much. Sadly so many are gone.

But one favorite story, my father in law being an expatriot of the USA (after being unceremoniously let go by a large military contractor just shy of retirement) lived for a time at Rancho San Jose (Meling) in a trailer park style trailer. Being Swedish as Ida Meling was, they new each (from when he was in San Diego Mountain Rescue) and were friends. My wife and I visited frequently and often her brother would come along.

We left once after a long weeked on Sunday night, traveling quite fast as we had to go to work the next day, it was raining and the road was mud and puddles, I really did not avoid anything as I had a large 4 wheel drive truck at the time. My bother in law following had a 65? 67? Chey van, affectionately known as the bondo buggy (always waiting for a nice 10 pound chuck to fall off the rocker panel). I went through a pool rather than just a puddle, he rev'd up and tried to follow. The van stuck and died in the middle, made him hook up and pulled him out.

The old Chevy vans had an air foil under the chassis to force air into the engine compartment, his had just shoved half the mud and water from the pool into the engine. I worked on it pulling plug wires, distributor cap, points etc. cleaning them off and drying them out, no luck, kept shorting out and our flashlights were now giving out.I knew we were close to San Telmo and there was a cervesaria there, most also had some sundries. Headed out for pilas (batteries), got there and half a dozen locals, three sheets to the wind, were in front of the adobe, came back to the van with half the village instead of batteries. We discussed the situation and they immediately started gathering twigs and grass, before I could say incoming they lit the engine compartment on fire, I waited for it to blow up.

Well the van started, a few singed wires but it made it back state side. that is how it was, the locals would do anything for you and would not take anything in return (it was an insult if you offered)

My wife especially, and I so very much miss that, old Baja, immaculate children in white dress, sharing a barbecue with locals at Coyote Bay.

Would like to go back down, it has been at least 12 years, hard to reconcile the past with what has become of Baja now, I think memories are better
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12/15/2012
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Great story. Really captures the essence of Baja.
You are right in that it is a lot different but there still seems to be pockets where not much has changed.

Speaking of Boojum trees there are large forests of them in the protected area outside of Catavina.

That is where the video was shot.

Adios,
Bob



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Boojum trees, were you North of Rancho Santo Ynez?

Well, could go on for days about Baja and by then everyone would have quit the forum, maybe hung themselves. Benn a long time

So many campfires we reminiscised and told tales of our past Baja trips, most pre Highway 1, some after. Basically I remember the unequalled scenery, but the people, the locals meant so much. Sadly so many are gone.

But one favorite story, my father in law being an expatriot of the USA (after being unceremoniously let go by a large military contractor just shy of retirement) lived for a time at Rancho San Jose (Meling) in a trailer park style trailer. Being Swedish as Ida Meling was, they new each (from when he was in San Diego Mountain Rescue) and were friends. My wife and I visited frequently and often her brother would come along.

We left once after a long weeked on Sunday night, traveling quite fast as we had to go to work the next day, it was raining and the road was mud and puddles, I really did not avoid anything as I had a large 4 wheel drive truck at the time. My bother in law following had a 65? 67? Chey van, affectionately known as the bondo buggy (always waiting for a nice 10 pound chuck to fall off the rocker panel). I went through a pool rather than just a puddle, he rev'd up and tried to follow. The van stuck and died in the middle, made him hook up and pulled him out.

The old Chevy vans had an air foil under the chassis to force air into the engine compartment, his had just shoved half the mud and water from the pool into the engine. I worked on it pulling plug wires, distributor cap, points etc. cleaning them off and drying them out, no luck, kept shorting out and our flashlights were now giving out.I knew we were close to San Telmo and there was a cervesaria there, most also had some sundries. Headed out for pilas (batteries), got there and half a dozen locals, three sheets to the wind, were in front of the adobe, came back to the van with half the village instead of batteries. We discussed the situation and they immediately started gathering twigs and grass, before I could say incoming they lit the engine compartment on fire, I waited for it to blow up.

Well the van started, a few singed wires but it made it back state side. that is how it was, the locals would do anything for you and would not take anything in return (it was an insult if you offered)

My wife especially, and I so very much miss that, old Baja, immaculate children in white dress, sharing a barbecue with locals at Coyote Bay.

Would like to go back down, it has been at least 12 years, hard to reconcile the past with what has become of Baja now, I think memories are better


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12/15/2012
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Yes,

Rancho Santa Ynez is a couple of miles SE of Catavina, where we used to stay overnight (pre Catavina hotels)
The Boulders / Boojum scenery, surealistic, as you drive Hwy 1 you can see parts of the old road winding in out of the boulders.
Well still raining, I will try and post photos again, did you happen to get my email? on not being particularly adept at posting?

Thanks
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surfponto wrote:
Great story. Really captures the essence of Baja.
You are right in that it is a lot different but there still seems to be pockets where not much has changed.

Speaking of Boojum trees there are large forests of them in the protected area outside of Catavina.

That is where the video was shot.

Adios,
Bob



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Boojum trees, were you North of Rancho Santo Ynez?

Well, could go on for days about Baja and by then everyone would have quit the forum, maybe hung themselves. Benn a long time

So many campfires we reminiscised and told tales of our past Baja trips, most pre Highway 1, some after. Basically I remember the unequalled scenery, but the people, the locals meant so much. Sadly so many are gone.

But one favorite story, my father in law being an expatriot of the USA (after being unceremoniously let go by a large military contractor just shy of retirement) lived for a time at Rancho San Jose (Meling) in a trailer park style trailer. Being Swedish as Ida Meling was, they new each (from when he was in San Diego Mountain Rescue) and were friends. My wife and I visited frequently and often her brother would come along.

We left once after a long weeked on Sunday night, traveling quite fast as we had to go to work the next day, it was raining and the road was mud and puddles, I really did not avoid anything as I had a large 4 wheel drive truck at the time. My bother in law following had a 65? 67? Chey van, affectionately known as the bondo buggy (always waiting for a nice 10 pound chuck to fall off the rocker panel). I went through a pool rather than just a puddle, he rev'd up and tried to follow. The van stuck and died in the middle, made him hook up and pulled him out.

The old Chevy vans had an air foil under the chassis to force air into the engine compartment, his had just shoved half the mud and water from the pool into the engine. I worked on it pulling plug wires, distributor cap, points etc. cleaning them off and drying them out, no luck, kept shorting out and our flashlights were now giving out.I knew we were close to San Telmo and there was a cervesaria there, most also had some sundries. Headed out for pilas (batteries), got there and half a dozen locals, three sheets to the wind, were in front of the adobe, came back to the van with half the village instead of batteries. We discussed the situation and they immediately started gathering twigs and grass, before I could say incoming they lit the engine compartment on fire, I waited for it to blow up.

Well the van started, a few singed wires but it made it back state side. that is how it was, the locals would do anything for you and would not take anything in return (it was an insult if you offered)

My wife especially, and I so very much miss that, old Baja, immaculate children in white dress, sharing a barbecue with locals at Coyote Bay.

Would like to go back down, it has been at least 12 years, hard to reconcile the past with what has become of Baja now, I think memories are better
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12/16/2012
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Sorry no I did't get an email.
You can check the FAQ section of the forum if you have any questions, otherwise send me an email at leucadia@gmail.com

Best,
Bob


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Well still raining, I will try and post photos again, did you happen to get my email? on not being particularly adept at posting?


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Well, I had plans to be out in ABDSP this weekend but this crazy flu is taking its toll on our family. Went through some pics and found these


checkpoint, my dads nissan hardbody packed full,


Somewhere deep in baja



Fueling up


2nd point I think @ san juanico (scorpian bay)

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Nolan (anutami) wrote:
Well, I had plans to be out in ABDSP this weekend but this crazy flu is taking its toll on our family.
Took me out all last week and this week but I am planning on getting back out next weekend. I still need to dig thru all of my baja photos.

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Love that right point
Ahhh Baja smile
I will hunt up some pics.
We have a bunch from early college days....



Nolan (anutami) wrote:
Well, I had plans to be out in ABDSP this weekend but this crazy flu is taking its toll on our family. Went through some pics and found these


checkpoint, my dads nissan hardbody packed full,


Somewhere deep in baja



Fueling up


2nd point I think @ san juanico (scorpian bay)

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