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Guerrero Negro > Loreto, Mexico – 429km

Loreto

On the road by 8:00, riding through very flat desert, then the mountains and eventually to the coast.  The latter half of the day was so scenic.

We were stopped several times again today by army checkpoints, complete with slung rifles.  They weren’t too interested in us though, other than where we were from and where we were going 🙂

And guess who we chatted with today.

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Charlie Boorman was leading a tour group of 40 bikes, mostly Harleys, down through the Baja. He is a super friendly guy and very easy to chat to.  Charlie and Ewan McGregor’s trip Long Way Down inspired us to do the trip we are doing now, so it was a real pleasure to meet him.

This is our coffee stop, right on the beach.

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The coast is so beautiful.

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We have ridden on all sorts of  road surfaces today – sand, lumpy big rocks, deep gravel, even a bit of water.

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Got into Loreto early, a really lovely little town on the water’s edge. It was the  first Jesuit mission on the Baja and has a real feel of history about it.

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Russels

4 Comments

  • Sue

    How great you caught up with Charlie B. I’m sure Charlie R asked lots of questions.
    Also good to see Harley’s can go anywhere 🙂

    November 22, 2014 at 7:32 am
  • Janet & Charlie Russel

    Hi Susie 🙂 The roads are great here, much better than I had expected, well maintained, good cambers etc. And there is a good place to hire Harleys out of Carbo – I thought Paul and Peter might be interested !! xx

    November 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm
  • Melanie

    Hi Mum – looks like you tagged onto the Harley tour – all the bikes in the back groud of the photo of the town. Does look very nice / amazing! How’s the food?

    November 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Haha, we kept bumping into them all the way down.

      November 26, 2014 at 4:53 am
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