Sayonara Mexico

So, this post will be even less coherent than the previous few. It is devoid of literary style or plot but only records events that I do not wish to forget when I am an old man. There has been a lag in posts due to much wilderness but now I am back in the USSR with fast internet.

I head North from Guerreo Negro after a morning of exquisite birding.

Read the poem.
They are everywhere.
Very long billed Curlew.
Brant Geese
Young Gull
Yellow Legged Gull. Ok you cannot see its legs but trust me. Super rare anywhere but here.

I camp in Catavina. The best camping er place in the world. Huge boulders are piled up at random and every kind of cactus thrives.

my camp. No-one in miles.
View from the bed
I love this stuff. You cannot see the stars but I could.

I drive North. I stop for lunch.

I drive up from sea level to nearly 3,000 meters to visit the National Astronomical Observatory. This was once proposed as the site of the LSST when I was at SLAC. It went to Chile.

I camp in snow! Coyotes stroll around. This is the second best camping er place in the world.

Gimme eat.
A very cold night. The camper’s heater does not work. Bad moon rising top left.

I make it to the Observatory after miles of super steep roads with vertiginous drops.

I was there.

North to Tecate. It is pouring with rain. First rain for 6 weeks. Suddenly I am back in the USSR.

Won’t somebody give me a cheeseburger!

Thank you Mexico for an outstanding stay.

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7 Responses to Sayonara Mexico

  1. Wk says:

    Great adventures!!!

  2. calderi says:

    Fine photos – such thugs those pelicans. Republicans I suppose, gang members. Strange days in the USSR. The ends justify the means – why do people hate the other team so much?

  3. Rachel says:

    “wonderful! marvelous!” …and I’d say so via your website but it refuses to let me do so if I don’t list my website,….which I have not. it’s still a wonderful and marvelous piece, and I thank you. ~ virtually rachel

    On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 8:13 PM The Quiet Ripple Defines The Pond wrote:

    > spikekalashnikov posted: ” So, this post will be even less coherent than > the previous few. It is devoid of literary style or plot but only records > events that I do not wish to forget when I am an old man. There has been a > lag in posts due to much wilderness but now I am back in th” >

  4. Alan says:

    That Catavina campsite brings back happy memories from some 12/13 years ago – how time etc… Just needs Ben’s liittle Japanese car at the edge of the picture to bring it all back.
    Love the way that ceviche was served in what I think of as a suitable container for an ice-cream sundae! Did they do those as well? Sadly it looks as though you’re back in the Republic of Obesity – sooner you’re back in Okinawa the better it will be for for your gut.
    Great adventure and thanks for all the pics!

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