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After descending the Santa Rosalía hill, the last of the challenges of bad roads and mini disasters were behind us, we hoped. The next leg of our trip would bring us to our destination in about two hours.
Luckily we had been forewarned not to try to take our rigs through the town of Mulegé. We unhitched and drove only the truck into town. Some of the streets were narrow, most were one-way, and the buildings that came right out to the corner of the road were not about to move to make room for anyone requiring a wide turning space. Trailers not recommended. We headed straight down the main street, filling up a couple of 20-litre jugs with drinking water from the agua pura shop before visiting Saul’s Tienda for any and all sorts of groceries we felt we might need for the coming week. With our supplies loaded, we drove back to our rigs and hitched up again for the last part of the trip to the beach where we would be setting up our camp, 27 miles south.
El Requesón beach is very picturesque, but a bit too touristy for our liking so we continued on a little farther to a much quieter beach. There we set up camp, putting much of our camping gear in the palapa to make room in the Boler for sleeping and unpacking more than the basic necessities. This was to be our home base for the next couple of months.
The next morning, the sunrise alone was worth the long drive, and life would only get better from this point on.