Day 6 Miles: 96

It was difficult to leave San Ignacio. It was so peaceful, and the group seemed ready to sit still for a day; the daily 8:00 a.m. departures and drives over rough and narrow roadways were taking their toll. We breathed a sigh of relief when we saw the Sea of Cortez, Bahia Concepcion, and the little inlet which was to be our home for two nights – Playa Santispac.

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There are many playa campgrounds along Bahia Concepcion near the town of Mulege, whose river by the same name runs through town and to the sea. This is Gringoville, with many RVers staying on the beach for the entire season. Playa Santispac has two competing restaurants – Armando’s and Anna’s – but there are no other amenities at the beach. Vendors come in droves in cars, selling rugs and tee shirts, scallops and shrimp, tamales and fresh fruit.

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There’s nothing to do but wade in the water, kayak, read a book, have a margarita, and sit by the fire at night.

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Watching the sun rise over the water through the windshield of the rig typifies what I had hoped for this trip.

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Maria made pancakes and bacon for breakfast while I sipped a mimosa, and we bought tamales from a vendor for lunch. Tonight, a dinner of chicken, shrimp and fish with a margarita for $10 U.S. at Armando’s.