Northward we must go

Nigel's new racing partner

Nigel’s new racing partner

January 23, 2014Where has the time gone? Yesterday we left Cabo as we make our turn north to Pescedero. Our 2nd day saw us headed off for Artesano’s, always an interesting stop and good for a couple of Mexican purchases.  Next we were off to San Jose Del Cabo, some shopped other visited the sites and we all had lunch at Shooters just at the corner of the Plaza on the roof.  This restaurant is owned by Canadians, originally from Calgary, one of the owners Shelly was there making everyone feel welcome, this is a great lunch stop.  Later we headed over to Latitude 22 for dinner and some No Bad Days Stickers.  The meal was just fine and everyone enjoyed the character of the place.  We did not see Mike the owner, if we did we would have told him to increase the dosage on the Happy Pills for the staff, just a little rude; maybe they were having a Bad Day. 🙂!The day we arrived started very cold in Rancho Verde, 8c or 40F but warmed up quickly, all the sweater and jackets came off as we stopped at the Tropic of Cancer. The monument is completely finished now and all the shops open, the globe out back is not really that most accurate but you get the general idea.

Both Baja Amigos January Caravans meet for the first time

Both Baja Amigos January Caravans meet for the first time

After Loreto we headed for Constitucion and Palapa 206.  Nigel was waiting with the race car ready for a spin for anyone interested and brave enough.  Betty was the first to go, that gal doesn’t turn down any opportunity to have fun and adventure.  Everyone but Lisa & Gwen took a spin with Nigel, probably a good thing that they did not participate, Lisa would likely still be screaming!  The following day we were off to Tecolote and some more beach time.  When we arrived there were quite a few RVs there, I counted 25 including us.  Not much water time, however we had a very tasty potluck, played lots of ladders and Carl worked on his busted leveling jack and managed to fix it with help from some of the crew. Carl & Harry did brave the water for a dip, a bit chilly for me with the wind up.

He loves all the sand!

He loves all the sand!

Our next stop after the beach was El Triunfo, a walk about and brunch at Mark’s El Triunfo Cafe. Only one word describes the food, delicious!  Our destination was Rancho Verde of course and after we got settled a group walked up to Dal & Donna’s place.  They have finished the stairs to the roof deck and Donna had some of her art out to see.  What a nice casita they have for sure.  Later they joined us for a weiner roast and Dal brouht down his music system and played some jazz for us, this was wonderful and everyone really appreciated Dal’s talent.

I think I am getting the hang of this

I think I am getting the hang of this

The next day we headed off to Los Cabos and Villa Serena RV Park.  Had our Walmart stop first as usual then headed off to the campground.  Our first excursion was into the Glass Blown Factory and a tour of Cabo San Lucas.  It never ceases to amaze me how much this town has grown since 1985, our first trip down.  Everyone joined in for dinner at Vag’s at the old RV Park, yes we still miss this place.  Peter was a superb host and let try some Cerritos Tequila, this flowed well to say the least.  Vag’s is certainly a eating highlight on our tours these day, great memories and full stomachs all around.

Today we are off to tour Todos Santos and later dinner at La Pasadita, the fun & adventure continues.

Dal provided some great entertainment

Dal provided some great entertainment

This looks like fun!

This looks like fun!

Did you know?

Lots of colour here at the Blanket Factory

Lots of colour here at the Blanket Factory

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos region of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for over 30 years. The Bisbee’s are currently producing three tournaments – Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore in Buenavista which takes place each July, and the Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in Cabo San Lucas.

Started in 1981 by Bob Bisbee, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament has grown from six teams with a purse of $10,000 to more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. In 2006 the Black & Blue had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960. This was, and remains, the largest payout in sportfishing history.

Always a great way to say goodbye to Cabo

Always a great way to say goodbye to Cabo

In 2000 Bisbee’s expanded to the east side of the Baja California Sur peninsula with the East Cape Offshore Tournament in Buenavista. In addition to marlin, this tournament included dorado and tuna and became so popular that a third event with the same format was started in 2002 – the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament.

Is this really a good idea?

Is this really a good idea?

What should we do next?

What should we do next?

Over the years each tournament has developed its own personality with the East Cape Offshore being a laid back “Cabo fishing as it used to be” type of event, the Los Cabos which takes place just days before the Black & Blue and nick-named the “Little Bisbee’s”, is a very social event full of comraderie where friends can meet, swap stories and get in a few days of fishing before the “Big Show”.

 

What a view at Rancho Verde

What a view at Rancho Verde

The last tournament in the series, Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, is hard to describe if you’ve never been there. It’s five days of organized chaos full of hard-core excitement. With the beautiful and lively city of Cabo San Lucas as the backdrop, thousands of people crowd the marina walkways to shop, party and watch huge fish being weighed in at the scales in front of the world-famous Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza. The Black & Blue is a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget, whether you take home memories or millions.

Nigel is quite the driver at 13

Nigel is quite the driver at 13

Great News! Tom & Linda have made the required repairs and are back on the road we hope to meet up with them in La Paz for lunch.  The whole gang is eager to see them again, they are dropping off in Los Barriles and picking up with us in March.

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