Mission San Francisco de Borja

Leaving Bahía de los Angeles, I headed back west, but soon left the pavement to take a rough road detouring south to the Misión San Francisco de Borja. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.986775, -113.743626  As this track winded up into the hills, I passed many fine examples of boojums which had grown into fanciful Dr. Seuss shapes.

Road to Misión San Francisco de Borja (1/1/2002 8:58 AM)Road to Misión San Francisco de Borja - Bendy Boojum (1/1/2002 9:05 AM)

There is a single family living at San Borja, that protects and gives tours of the Mission buildings. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.74437, -113.75400  When I arrived, I was met by a young boy who I later learned was named Genaro Gaxiola Gerardo. He didn't speak much English — about as much as I spoke Spanish — but was friendly and enthusiastic. Genaro loved playing with my digital camera as he gave me a tour of the church. With my own photographer, I actually have some action shots of me!

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I was pleased to find that the road I took west towards Baja California's Mexico Route 1 at Rosarito was signposted.

San Borja to Rosarito - Sign Indicating Rosarito and Bahía de los Angeles - Old (1/1/2002 10:21 AM)San Borja to Rosarito - Adobe Ruin (1/1/2002 10:35 AM)San Borja to Rosarito - Horses on Road (1/1/2002 10:38 AM)