Bahía Concepción & Cataviña
Having rounded Cabo, it was time for me to head back north. After much pavement driving, my next stop was camping at the south end of Bahía Concepción. At one end of the beach, there was what appeared to be a long-abandoned RV park. Local fishermen seemed to be stashing their discarded scallop shells in one of the buildings.
More Bahía Concepción exploring followed the next morning.
I found that the famously picturesque Punta Requeson now has a shiny new paved access road, starting at a ridiculously large intersection.
I had trouble making out what this pictograph near the road at Bahía Coyote represents, but my Baja Adventure Book describes it as an "unhappy coyote".
I meant to take only a quick stop at Bahía Burro to find some petroglyphs, but I ended up climbing to the top of a mountain looking for them. Luckily, I didn't dehydrate myself — and I was rewarded with a fantastic view of Bahía Burro and Bahía Coyote beyond. The volcanic rocks at the top of this mountain are ringing rocks — they ring like bells when tapped with hard objects. And, I did finally stumble upon those petroglyphs.
Driving north on the highway again, I experienced another misadventure. My right-rear tire explosively delaminated! This means the tread separated from the tire, bashing the underside of the van hard enough to crush sheet metal and completely flatten my exhaust pipe. I had to use the handle end of my lug wrench to pry the exhaust open again.
I returned to the USA just past sundown, using the Tecate border crossing which was low-key as usual.