Started the morning with what could have been a disaster. We were scheduled to leave Monday morning. It was Sunday and the entire town was gearing up for fiestas for father’s day and pretty much shut down. Unfortunately the Big Red Burb had sprang a leak in the cooling system. Brian and I struggled to find a mechanic in a town in which everyone is a mechanic. We did manage to find the Torteria where they make the tortillas for most of the town (next to the mechanic’s shop). While waiting for the mechanic we removed the air filter and found what looked like a $.99 problem with no solution in site. A broken plastic T where 3-hoses connected. I found an entrepreneurial young man who promised to return in 20 minutes. A little over an hour later in the hot sun when we were just about to give up he returned with a tool kit and a copper pipe he appeared to have cut from his sink and some sandpaper. Not ideal but it did the job, we gave him $20 and we were back in business. It was a great learning experience for both of us and we met about half of the town in the process.
I headed towards Las Tunas a few hours later to watch the mini-Baja 1000 (not the big one yet) with Brandon. As I was pulling up the dirt road towards our property I got drastically waved to the side. Just as I was pulling over, one of the trucks came flying directly at me. We parked the car and watched the race go by for a couple of hours while we gathered in the local culture. One of the celebratory fathers had a little too much to drink and started walking across the road. He nearly got his and a bunch of locals carried him to the other side. I’ll post some photos.
Sunday night we rented 5 horses for a sunset ride from Kaya, one of the local photographers we had met before. I road Victoria again into the sunset. Aside from the dolphin carcass that spooked my horse, it was absolutely spectacular. Again, photos to come.
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