After leaving the cactus forest, we were back on Highway 1, which we had
left back in Ensenada. Turning onto the Bahía de los Angeles road
29.04543, -114.1519 , we passed a closed Pemex gas station, where
several people were selling gas from barrels in the back of their pickup trucks.
From here we decided to head south to see the San Borja Mission, which Geoff had
visited several years before, and he had loved his tour.
Montevideo Cave Paintings
We had also read about a detour to see some cave paintings. The road was fairly well maintained. Certain spots were rough but
overall the road would be manageable for an ordinary car.
Misión San Borja
When we reached the mission 28.74437, -113.75400 , we were told in Spanish by a young man that the person who gives the tours
wasn't around and he didn't know when he'd be back. Obviously, we
were disappointed, after driving the two hours out a rough road to see the place. He
offered to take us to see some hot springs or the cave paintings but we just wanted
to see the mission. The mission was surrounded by chain-link fences and yellow tape, and we looked
at it from the outside. We later learned of some
political reasons for what was going on.
We left San Borja and headed southwest back to Highway 1, and saw some more
wonderful flowering yuccas.