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Pichilingue, Balandra Beach and Playa El Tecolote

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We are spending our relaxed days at La Paz and entertain myself by hitting a pole when moving the trailer within the camp to a new site. There was a fairiy tight gate and I had to make a sharp turn right after the gate. The back of the trailer swings a lot and I know it, norrmally take good care of it, not this time. By misjudging it with about one inch the awning's mechanism hit the fence, and the screws at the bottom were ripped off.


Next day I went to Home Depot, purchased a bit larger screws and some glue to fill the holes before re-installing the screws. Borrowed a ladder at the camp and checked it at the top as well. It was manageable, I used the larger screws and put in some extra ones as some of the screws were missing the frame, not holding much force. Now it is better than it was.

Another even more entertaining program was an excursion to one of the most beautiful beaches of Baja California, according to its website. There is a limit on people allowed to the beach daily but we got lucky again, just like at Lake Moraine near Banff, Canada. We simply showed up at 15:00 pm and we were let in without hesitation (you have to leave at 17:00pm). It was not very full (it is the end of March) so we really enjoyed it. Shallow water, clean sand and some palapas for shade. And a breath taking scenery indeed!


After the famous beach closed we still wanted to check out a nearby beach called Playa El Tecolote. It was 5 minutes from Balandra and there were some beach-front restaurants and palapas for rent, many cars and a few campers. While Balandra was somewhat windy here the wind was really strong, I almost had diffficulties to open the door of the car when we stopped. That meant big waves too, it looked nice.


Posted by divatmotoros 06:06 Archived in Mexico Tagged beach mexico playa baja maintenance bajacalifornia pichilingue balandra tecolote

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