We've been quiet and this blog post is about one-year-to-the-day overdue. This time last year, we were living out our last days, for the foreseeable future, with Penny, parked on the beach in La Ventana. Since then, we've been attempting to assimilate to life off the road, which doesn't inspire the same spark to write as does traveling, kitesurfing and side-of-the-road repairs.
Last year, after our adventurous caravan with Josh, Jenna, Miles and Aaron (Travel Amateurs and @totorothevan) we camped in one spot on the beach in La Ventana for about six glorious breakdown-free weeks, which for us, is a mini-miracle. We were living large on the cheap. Several times a week fresh squeezed juice, homemade tamales, pastries and even 5gal garrafons de agua were delivered and available for purchase at our campsite. We rode our bikes up to the pescaderia for fresh fish, over to the real estate office for free and fast wifi, or down to the buffadora for incredible single track mountain biking. Within walking distance was the farmer's market and yoga with the unparalleled KayKay. Kiteboarding, snorkeling, running, and snuggling puppies available for adoption filled our days and R&R filled our nights.
Beyond the delicious produce, sunny days and windy afternoons, we love returning to Baja for the people and community. Last year Cameron's uncle Tim and his girlfriend Kerri (Van Tramp and @asolojourner), Travel Amateurs and their new friends The Globe Trol all came through LV, we loved spending time with family and Overlanding friends in our favorite kiteboarding town drinking margaritas, playing cards on the beach, learning about native bird species (BOOM!) and drinking margaritas.
A year has passed and our memories have faded, luckily we started playing around with making little videos while we were down in Baja, you can check them out below or on our YouTube page (if you like 'em, subscribe and maybe someday we'll make more) ;-)