Looking out the window of your RV and seeing the sun rising over Santispac Beach is a once in a lifetime experience. Also, it was great to have much calmer winds and no sand blowing in your hair as you walk along the beach. Some visited the Santispac Beach Restaurant for a Mexican breakfast. While waiting for breakfast to be prepared, we shopped for vegetables from the back of a pickup truck. The pickup contained fresher and better looking vegetables than we have found in many of the grocery stores. There is nothing like having curbside/beach delivery of your veggies.
The day was filled with an optional drive to Mulege to visit several sites and have lunch. First of the sites was the Santa Rosalia de Mulege Church and vista viewing rock at the back of the church. The walls of the church were approximately 3 to 5 feet thick lava rock making the church very cool inside. The Mission was founded by father Juan Manuel in 1705. The site was originally explored in 1701 by Father Juan Maria de Salvatierra who found this place, and which the “Cochiti” Indians called Mulege, translated as “great sandbar of the white mouth.”
After visiting the church, we walked around behind the church where we were able to look out over the oasis like town of Mulege. From this viewing point, it was easy to see the damage caused by the 2010 hurricane lying off the Port of Mulege for four days causing lots of destruction to the area from which they have not been able to recover. It is a work in progress.
Secondly, we drove to the Port of Mulege to see the Lighthouse. Several walked to the top of the hill to see the Lighthouse while others walked along the beach hunting for shells and gathering wood for tomorrow’s campfire.
After taking pictures, we headed down the rough, rocky road that was the result of the hurricane flooding to have lunch at Los Equipales Restaurant.
The food was delicious with many options from wonderful cheeseburgers, fish burgers, to Mexican.
Finally, it is time for our favorite pastime. Shopping for Mexican pottery, blankets, etc. With the last purchase made, it is time to head for Santispac Beach and our RVs for naps, refreshments, and walks along the beach.
Tonight, our Wagon Master, a former Astronomy teacher, pointed out the stars and constellations of the winter Mexican sky. It was very informative and enjoyed by all. He pointed out stars that can be seen here but never in the United States or Canada. It would be great to take a course with him doing the teaching!! Thanks Ken!!!
|James and Gail|