Slow internet equals no posts. Happy New Year dear readers, a small but distinguished bunch!
I head off to San Blas in Nayarit, Mexico for a 6 week trip of hardcore birdwatching fun.
It takes me a week to get there. There is too much to say. The US and Mexico are huge and very scenic.
I burst into Mexico at a tiny place called Lukeville. For the first time I get all the documents for legal driving in Mexico. Normally everything is so chaotic that I give up and just drive – never been busted. About 15 miles South of the border there is a big shiny new building where I get my Temporary Importation Permit, my Tourist Card and insurance. I feel very old.
I drive down the west coast of Mexico. There is nothing here. I stay in a hotel in a Puerto Libertad.
There are a lot of fisher folk chopping up fish.
California, Arizona, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit 2,300 miles. Well done truck! What is more the dreaded turnbuckles did not budge an iota. I settle into an idyllic camping spot in San Blas where I am only disturbed by coconuts thunking into the ground and by the grunting of White Faced Ibis that cluster around.