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Old 02-16-2016, 12:58 PM   #21
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The Google Translae App works great too. You can use in on written things, like signs, and it listens to speech and translates too. That doesn't substitute learning Spanish, but does help. I have a bunch of friends than have learned Spanish, and it has helped them out a lot in their travels.

The two most important words I figure I need to know are 'cerveza', and then of course 'baño'. I guess 'gracious' is a good one too.
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:57 PM   #22
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Even English fails me at this point, and for me, that's unusual.

"meets or exceeds expectations" pretty much sums up the Baja so far.

A couple of days ago we were up close and personal with the grey whales and their calves. By up close I mean they roll on their sides and their eye is about 4' from you and you can reach out and touch them. They seem to like the interaction with humans because they seek out the boat and allow the "baby" whale to come close also. Regardless of the rest of the trip this has made M.'s trip.

Now we are at Coyote Beach, in Conception Bay in the Sea of Cortez. Beyond idyllic. On the beach, water's edge 10' away, 5 bucks a day, outhouses and water by the 45 gallon drum. Many spend 2-3 months set-up at the various beaches.

Spectacular scenery and will post photos when I can. Today is laundry day then later we'll be out in the kayaks looking for whale sharks.

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Old 02-20-2016, 02:03 PM   #23
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Ron your having fun by the sounds of it. We can't wait to see what it's like there for ourselves, hopefully next year. Please post lots of pics. Bet even doing laundry there is fun.

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Well colour me jealous, Ron. That sounds like great fun. Looking forward to your photos.
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Laundry's done, now the fun part of the begins.

Yup, photos and a write-up of the roads.

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Ron, thank you so much for these details. It is inspiring.
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Okay, that does it. I'm signing up for a brush-up Spanish course. I might have forgotten a few things since my 7th-grade Conversational Spanish class...
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Yes, take a Spanish brush up or sure. Day trip down to Loretto today. Not much English in this town but still managed a great lunch. Gotta remember their hot sauces are really, really hot.

My solar set-up is more than enough and today I'm charging up a fellow Canadians battery for him.

Fridge is doing really well, gotta keep all that shrimp, prawns and fresh fish cold.

Life in Baja is good. Going to hate heading back home in a week or so.

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Buenas tardes Ron your killing us LOL.
Glad to hear the solar and fridge are keeping up. Can't wait to get down there.

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Well, it's about time you checked in with us, Ron. We need to know every detail about your travels to the BaHa (...to dispel them inevitable notions here you've gone to the dark side).
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