San Felipe Baja California (aka BC?!) Mexico

San Felipe beach
San Felipe beach

San Felipe in the state of Baja California in Mexico is a little fishing village on the northeast  coast of the Baja peninsula, on the Sea of Cortez.  It’s just a little fishing village as well as being the biggest town there is for miles.

And talking of sheer size, California USA is a big state – 770 miles long to be precise. And I was stunned to learn that Baja California Mexico is even longer at 775 miles.. I had no idea. It stretches from Mexicali on the border with the USA on its eastern border, Tijuana on the west coast and  Cabo San Lucas is on the very tip.

Nishi the beautiful little blue car in Mexico
Nishi the beautiful little blue car in Mexico

The scary news about Mexico recently doesn’t seem to apply here and I needn’t have worried about the safety of this part of Mexico. I’m sure there is trouble – there’s trouble everywhere… But I haven’t seen it here any more than at home in Victoria (also BC!) or Calgary. People from San Felipe, Baja California are warm and friendly and not one of the many Canadian and American travellers and settlers I’ve met here have anything but tales of generosity and kindness to tell.

This part of the Baja is under-developed with potholed roads and few man-made luxuries. However, I grew up in the desert so this feels like home to me! It’s a heaven for dirt bikers, other off-road vehicle and dune buggy enthusiasts. Sports fishing and drinking tequila is also popular!  The Baja is famous for its off-road races.  I’ve also never seen so many stray dogs and cats wandering about freely?!

Kiki's RV resort on the beach in San Felipe
Kiki’s RV resort on the beach in San Felipe

The weather in San Felipe Baja California has been pretty cold and windy here (freezing!?) with a couple of mildly warm and sunny days here and there… Until last week when the freezing weather turned absolutely gorgeous! I’m surrounded by good friends and a couple of great workmen and I am renovating the inside of the GypsyScribe, wandering the desert and taking sunrise photos.

I also have someone making new cushion covers for the sofa in the motorhome and hopefully – if the translator in my computer was accurate! – he will also be making Oreo some little boots so she can walk with me without getting sharp cactus burrs stuck between her toes.

This is a good place to rest and think… And hopefully to write. I wish all of us a healthy, prosperous, happy 2013.

Desert 2 Desert 3 Desert 4 Desert Sunrise 1 Sunrise 2 Sunrise 3 Sunrise 4 Sunrise 5

 

 

13 thoughts on “San Felipe Baja California (aka BC?!) Mexico

  1. As I sit here with the wind howling and the rain pounding against the windows your situation sounds amazing! Are you on holiday or travelling? xx

    • Not sure!? Children’s books plus a serious book or booklet to go with some cards I’ve already made. All I’ve done so far is work on the motorhome and party… But the serious book is all about my own perspective and so this ‘being me and not a mom’ is all part of it? Getting away was nice and also if you’re at home you don’t ‘be different’ because you are so deeply entrenched? So this is good to explore you? To write or ‘be’ from a slightly different angle? Thanks for the question – every question helps me get clearer on who and what and why… xxxx

    • Not sure!? Children’s books plus a serious book or booklet to go with some cards I’ve already made. All I’ve done so far is work on the motorhome and party… But the serious book is all about my own perspective and so this ‘being me and not a mom’ is all part of it? Getting away was nice and also if you’re at home you don’t ‘be different’ because you are so deeply entrenched? So this is good to explore you? To write or ‘be’ from a slightly different angle? Thanks for the question – every question helps me get clearer on who and what and why… xxxx

    • Probably another few weeks here and then going down to Texas (beach) for a month (maybe) and then Oklahoma, North Carolina (beach), up via Boston to eastern Canada (beaches) and back across to BC via a few stops… All of that’s kind of ‘flexible’ – depends on motorhome and me keeping on going?!

  2. Sounds like you are enjoying life in San Felipe. Skiing was awesome but my body is telling me to take it much easier. Doing lots of dancing both country and ballroom. Are you finding places to dance??
    Take Care Julie
    xxxooo

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