Navigating Baja – Dispatch #5 The Generosity of the Desert

From the National Geographic Series Navigating Baja
Originally Posted by Chris Mathias in The Adventurists on April 3, 2015
Travelling with Adventurists Max Lowe, Austin Kino, Hayden Peters and Catherine Yrisarri.
A ten-day adventure along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico.

“I have been traveling Baja since 1978. Those who visit me at my home in Los Barilles, a small town on southeast side of the peninsula, marvel at my collection of books detailing the landscape of this land of desert, sea, and sky. Titles from Canon, Peacock, Roberts, the journals of the Jesuits, Franciscans, Dominicans, and crew members of Cabrillo and Vizcaino dot my shelves. I have now traveled the length of the Baja Peninsula by motorcycle, car, truck, plane, sailboat, sea kayak, and outrigger canoe, and each time has given me infinitely more insight into the possibility for an adventurous and genuinely lived life. After many years of living in the U.S. and chasing the “American Dream,” I have found myself on a small piece of land living in a renovated Airstream trailer with my kitchen and dining room without walls and covered by a simple palm-frond palapa and I am at ease”— Chris Mathias 

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