Tuesday, February 7

San Javier & Beyond

Yesterday we left Loreto and headed into the mountains to visit another mission. The Mission de San Francisco Javier Vigge Biaundo was established in 1699, the church standing on the site today was completed in 1758. Not much happening in the little village, but the drive (on mostly paved roads) was enjoyable.

After walking through the mission and around the village we headed out to the "beyond" on a not so good gravel/sand/ stone road. Slow going, so we just pulled off the road and spent the night in "nowhere" - much better than trying to drive in the dark.

Our roadside camp
We "air down" the tires for the really rough gravel roads - here we "air up" as we get ready to return to a paved road.