Michoacán Rocks

In the morning I had plans to cook up a huge breakfast (really, I promise) but discovered that I had left my pots and pans on some rocks at the previous camp site. I piled them up planning on washing them after cooking dinner the night before (beach sand and salt water is a great way to scrub camp cookware) but simply forgot and later drove away. Oops.

Since I haven’t seen any cast iron camping cookware in Mexico (haven’t looked either), I decided to back-track up the road and see if I could find them. I left Angela and Bode at the beach. For possibly the first time this trip, I went for a long drive in Red Beard by myself.

And, I found all my stuff right where I left it. Nobody washed it either.

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After getting back to Maruata, we decided to keep moving south with Ane, Andres and Luca and go look for another good spot. We took turns leading, but ultimately ended up at Barra de Nexpa – another notorious surf break. It was huge. Over 12 footers. Once again, we weren’t even getting in the water. We parked under the palm trees and watched the surfers for the rest of the evening.

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There was quite a crowd here and the whole place is built around surfing. There are multiple places to camp, some cabanas and several restaurants. There’s exactly one surf shop, but they don’t do rentals. Andres has started shopping for a board and we’re starting to wonder if we should do the same. When else will we have the daily opportunity to just paddle out from our front door?

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The kids played and played. Angela walked up and discovered Bode was teaching Luca how a dog plays fetch. After a moment of thinking about it, she just started tossing sticks at them to retrieve with their mouths. Pretty sure that wouldn’t have happened 9 months ago. We all went to bed early after an excellent sunset.

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Over the past few days Bode has asked if we can go to Madagascar (and pointed to it on a map), Istanbul and now Tibet. I don’t know where this kid is getting his information, but none of those places are on our route.  He’s pretty persistent, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

3 thoughts on “Michoacán Rocks

  • May 12, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    it is a great excuse not to cook 🙂
    what a beautiful campsite just jealous a lot.

  • May 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Just thinking – are you guys doing any fishing? Your great pics of the ocean got me thinking about it. My other question – How is the solar panel holding up?


  • May 13, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Say yes to madagascar and tibet! Who knows when he will ever want to go again!? The pics and long sand beaches look fabulous. Makes me want to put a Mexican road trip on my list!

    We have now booked flights to Berlin and 3 nights in a youth hotel. Not $5 a night but exciting nonetheless. Teenagers waiver between you are kidnapping us and isn’t this great. They try not to smile when people tell them they are jealous or envious but sometimes the smile slips out. We started work on our website but not finished yet. When my work calms down in June I am hopeful to return to that part of trip planning.

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