Day 21 Miles: 201

I awoke with a feeling of dread. Two hundred miles lay ahead, and it was ground already covered when we headed south to Los Cabos. Now pointed northward, I knew narrower roads and potholes were in our immediate future. I also wondered about what new sites we would see, as we had already passed through the area. Color me pleasantly surprised when we entered Puerto Escondido (“The Hidden Port”).

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There’s no doubt that Mexico treats its sailors much better than its RVers. The port, situated on the Sea of Cortez, had a mini mart and gift shop, restaurant, laundry, shower and restroom facilities, and even an infinity pool and Jacuzzi, which was unfortunately being re-tiled during our visit.

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Before us lay crystal blue water and sailboats. Behind us sat the La Gigante mountains, which looked glorious as the sun rose on them the morning after our brief visit.

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The restaurant at the port, Ibo, was impeccable. We sat on cloth dining chairs before a table set with linens, overlooking the water from the deck. We had, as Billy Joel once wrote, “A bottle of white, a bottle of red.” I started with a scallops appetizer with guacamole and finished with a beautiful lobster tail.

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This morning all was peaceful at the port. A Mexican beach dog played with all of the caravan perros before we headed out.

It was time to visit Mulege, which we bypassed on our trip south.

Puerto Escondido: What a pleasant surprise.