Bahía Santa Rosalillita

It was time to start heading towards home, so when I reached pavement See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 27.85431, -113.7709 , I turned right and headed north. I made a quick stop in Guerrero Negro for gas, groceries, and fish tacos. Yum! See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 27.9677, -114.0340 

Highway 1Guerrero Negro - Supermarket - MeatGuerrero Negro - Fish Taco Truck - Geoff

Just north of Guerrero Negro, Highway 1 crosses the 28th parallel, the border between the state of Baja California Sur (South), and Baja California (North). See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.00000, -114.01225  And, of course, soon afterwards was yet another military checkpoint.

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I had time to camp for one more night, so just before Highway 1 leaves the coast and heads inland at Rosarito, I headed west to investigate a Pacific coast beach. I passed these graves at the abandoned site of Altamira. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.5493, -114.0739 

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This was a pebbly beach bounded by a set of rocks to the south. I took some time to explore the tidepools here, where I found (along with the usual anemones and snails) huge barnacles, and arrays of curious tubeworms. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.5371, -114.0903 

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Then I wandered slowly north along the coast, past Punta Rosarito, to camp along the beach of Bahía Santa Rosalillita. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 28.6377, -114.1622 

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The next morning, a fantastic sunrise!

Bahía Santa Rosalillita - Sunrise - Yuccas

The beachside town of Santa Rosalillita

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My return trip was uneventful, passing through the farmland and many towns of northwest Baja along Highway 1, including the strip malls and chain stores of southern Ensenada.

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From Ensenada, I took Highway 3 northeast to the less busy (than Tijuana) US border crossing at Tecate, just as the sun set. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 32.5766, -116.6264 

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