Another Journey South in the diesel Landcruiser
We have been on the road now since July 2nd, 2011. Left Colorado, dropped down to New Mexico spent a lot of time there with our Native American friends over a few months, visiting the Pueblos and going to many "Feast Days", Markets, and Sacred Dances. Wound up mtn. biking a lot in Zuni Mtn.s outside of Gallup, camping and loving the serenity there. Left for Lake Havasu in September, and stayed a week camping in 112-116 degree heat; even at night it was in the 90's! Headed from there down into Mainland Mexico to Los Mochis where we caught the BAJA-FERRIES daily float from there to La Paz, Baja California. Next stop was the East Cape stand-up paddle boarding/surfing, fishing, and relaxing on the Sea Of Cortez. Bigger swell came and we headed to Scorpion Bay for some epic surfing on the great waves.
We are now in Cabo San Jose for a few months, living with the locals, and the many gringos that winter here before we move onto another ferry ride over to Mazatlan and then travel down to see old friends in Chiapas, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, and a jungle trip to Tikal thru the Alta Verapaz and Peten rainforest in Guatemala. May see Copan in Honduras.
Going with the laid back traveling spirit and have no agenda other than a "basic plan". January/February is timeframe for the trip to Mazatlan down into Guatemala, and beyond. We have been down this way annually and each trip has been wonderful, and I have learned what to bring and do, and what not to! Even switched from our "Expedition built" 5 speeded FJ62 to the current heavily prepared 1987 BJ74 burning the "good old fashioned diesel" that they have in countries south of the border, and really enjoying having a properly modified rig, slow pace, and using my spanish.
Fishing, surfing, exploring, and learning more about "ancient cultures and traditions", the local people wherever we go, is the theme, always.
Hoping to be able to post pictures, and will try and update often.
1987 Toyota BJ-74 w/150000 km's. KD0BUZ (HAM)
MOOT'S 29'er YBB, & SURLEY Pugsly; the REAL Expedition Mtn. Bike!