But the road was calling...
The border crossing itself – we expected the worst – having to explain in my broken Spanish what the heck we are doing on two bikes heading to Argentina or getting our panniers thoroughly searched. But no. The Mexican border guards were the most easy going and funny group I have ever met at a border. In no time we had our 180 day tourist visa and were in Mexico! I like it already!
Over the next few days we made our way to Ensenada along Highway 3/ La Routa del Vino (the wine route). The road had an amazing wide shoulder to ride on – a very recent addition and a pleasant surprise to us. The scenery is very desert like with big, round boulders (dinosaur eggs or giant Easter eggs we figured) everywhere. And then there are the vineyards – rows and rows of grape vines and huge palaces with tasting rooms inside.
We are both excited to get back into more remote areas. Since the Northwest Territories and the Yukon the roads have been getting busier and busier. That is why we decided to take the route less travelled and continue on Highway 3. This allows us to cross the Baja California West to East through the desert and mountains and end up at the Sea of Cortez. The road is tar sealed until Puertocitos where it ends and the dirt road begins – once again. As long as I don’t see a giant tarantula spider out there – life is going to be good!
Ann and Brad in San Diego and Raul in Tecate!