We've been back in La Paz for about two days after driving the roughly 1000 miles from San Diego to La Paz. Mexico's Highway #1 is known as the "transpeninsula highway" although I started to nickname it Camino de los Muertos: the highway of the dead.
Charlotte is planning on writing more about the awesomeness that was our drive so I won't steal any of that thunder other than to say we're glad it's over.
So now we're back in the position of having TONS OF CRAP all over the boat and dock that needs to be installed, stowed, or otherwise organized.
Some of this equipment is for the Pacific crossing (like the Hydrovane) and won't see a lot of action for a while, but other things (like the watermaker) will be going into full service as soon as we get out of the channel. Further items are like the life raft and spare parts: expensive items that we hopefully will never need but none the less must be cared for and kept available.
There weren't a lot of nice things about the drive, but one was getting a sneak-peak at some of the places we were planning on going to. We spent the night in Santa Rosalia, had breakfast in Lareto, drove around Puerto Escondido, and hugged most of the coastline along the beaches of Bahia Concepcion. It gave us a nice idea of what we have in store for us as we take Rebel Heart north into the Sea of Cortez.
One thing that was nice to see was that yes indeed, some boats are anchored right off of Lareto. We'll need to be a little smart about how we leave the dinghy in the panga bay there, but I think I'll figure that out rather than hang out in Puerto Escondido which seems a little... boring?