We were only going to Guaymas today so we did not need to leave early. I had a chat with Claire from Vernon and she said the rig that came in late (B.C. people) was from Victoria. They had come in earlier in the day and Anna had explained to them that they didn’t have any paperwork. Nothing….nada! She said they’d asked for a “ticket” at the border but of course the Mexicans didn’t know what they wanted. Do your homework people! All of this is hard enough without being uninformed. So they had to go back to the border to get what they needed. Hope they make it to where they are going.
The highway heading south to Hermosillo was good. Narrow….but good.
Mine tailings on our right heading out of Santa Ana.
The northbound lane is under construction in many places. As usual the road bed is sand….and will break up. Oh well I guess road building is a make work project.
We stopped for fuel at kilometer 69 where we usually stop. We made our usual donation of liters paid for and not received!
Huge vineyards as we drove along. I wonder what the winery is or perhaps they are just table grapes for eating. Who knows. http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/news/world-s-appetite-for-table-grapes-turns-bunches-of-land/article_ff308c90-bbd7-11e1-8e1f-001a4bcf887a.html
When we got into Hermosillo it was very quiet. It was Sunday so no big rage of traffic.
Leaving the only toll booth between Santa Ana and Hermosillo. There will be more farther south!
Quiet on the road.
We made our first turn at the big intersection heading south for Guaymas and carried on as usual.
The road is now under construction.
Stay left here as usual.
When we got to our next turn left there was a sign saying” disvio” or detour and turn right.
Okay but then we got to the next road and no sign….well….follow the traffic left.
Whew….turn right onto the periferico and head south ( we followed that little white car.) Usually we would follow a truck but there weren’t many today.
Lots of traffic at the prison where families are visiting prisoners. Keep right for Guaymas and then keep right again so that you can go under the new overpass and turn left for Guaymas.
Don’t go up the ramp….stay right.
After the turn you have to stay right. Tough to do as the lanes on the right keep disappearing and there are no lines……ah…..Mexico!
Down to the right and under the overpass. This is all new and since it takes all the southbound traffic you’d think it would be a little bigger.
We have now turned left and are heading south. Always hairy even when you know where you are going.
Gaservicio Pension and Eric went of to find the attendant and see if RV’s were allowed to stay over night. The guard said we could “50 pesos” which is good to know. Always good to have a back up in case we want to come farther south before we stop for the night. More information is good information. Another sweet, quiet female Mexican dog at his heels. At least this one wasn’t starving. Maybe the truckers feed her. Always breaks our hearts.
At this point the road south was really “shitty.” Narrow, bumpy and humpy. Luckily it didn’t last the whole way to Guaymas.
Old bumpy, humpy road.
It changed about kilometer 210 south of Hermosillo.
We pulled into the Playa de Cortez about 3pm and were set up in no time. Eric is thrilled with his favorite smell. Warm and humid scent of the ocean which reminds him of Maui.
I have paid for three nights and we think we’ll leave here on Wednesday.
There is another B.C. rig here and it turns out they are from Quesnel, B.C. which is south of us but still northern.
As you see we have to drive north to get south and then onward….
These people have been staying in Villas Onac RV park in Teacapan but new owners bought it and then shut it down. Go figure. Many of those people are now at Las Jaibas.
We had a dinner of leftovers (I always have lots with me) and then it was quiet time…..and then….