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Feliz Navidad!

Buenos Dias! We’ve decided skip a month of using our Telcel USB modem to save a little money, so, short post it is, but I’ve included lots o’ photos.

We have refrigeration! After Todos Santos, we headed to San Jose del Cabo to see if Wahoo RV could take a look at our refrigerator. Master refrigeration guy, Chuck Schmuck (yeah, really, that is his name) saved our butts and got us up and going.

Thanks to the Internet, we had been following a south swell that was expected to reach the East Cape within a few days. We hadn’t expected to surf on the East Cape at all on this trip, as it typically only works in the summer, when the South Pacific (like, real south – Antarctica) generates storms that send waves our way. So, crossing our fingers, praying to Neptune and thinking good thoughts, we headed to Nine Palms, on the East Cape. What we found was beautiful, pristine beaches, blue-green water and yes – some fun waves. However, the curse of surf forecasting and technology also brought more surfers into the line-up – 18 people one morning.

Melanie and Lawrence Fisher met up with us and we continued on to Cabo Pulmo. Cabo Pulmo is the only coral reef in western North America and is a designated Mexican National Park. As luck would have it, richter level winds blew while we were there, making the ocean look like the north Atlantic. While we got waves at Nine Palms, we missed out on snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo.

Los Barriles was our next stop, to say hi to our friend Todd, who is a mountain bike guide for Vela Windsports (irony, as you might know our stance on wind). Barriles was by far the most gringo town we have been in so far, but the company was great, the food was fabulous, and Chris got to go mountain biking with Todd and check out the trails in the area. We’ve had a great time with Mel and La, sharing travel stories, taking photos of every meal (Mel takes a photo of every meal while traveling), and drinking happy hour margaritas. However, we are so ready to get the hell outta Dodge and get back to the empty beaches and waves. This civilization stuff is too much for us!

Feliz Navidad!

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4 thoughts on “Feliz Navidad!

  1. Love the photos, laughing really hard right now, will have to get my extreme snorkeling video up and running! Not sure there is much to see though… We are back home now, happy and sad but stoked that we had a fabulous vacation. Great to hang out with you two, hope the surf has been fabulous!!

    Posted by Melanie Fisher | December 27, 2011, 2:14 pm
  2. Happy Brithday Katy!!!! I love that Austrian rig! Keep having a blast.

    Posted by Heidi Faller | December 19, 2011, 8:20 am
  3. Love the couple’s shot and love reading about your travels. I’m with you. So proud of you for making this trip AND sharing it with us. So fond of you two and our first trip together to Puerto. You are our Mexico kindred spirits. Keep living it up.

    Posted by Connie | December 17, 2011, 8:42 pm
  4. WOW! What an adverturer!
    Go fishing in the High Sierras once and look what happened!
    I’m impressed with the beauty and remoteness of the landscape.
    Isn’t Mel Fisher the great treasure hunter who has made remarkable finds in the areas off Florida
    and has been successful in hauling aboard millions in Spanish treasure?

    Posted by Roger | December 17, 2011, 4:18 pm

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