We stayed one night at a campground just south of Santa Rosalia.
Fishing boats at the ready. It would have been good kayaking here if we were staying longer.
But it was a good birding place.
White-crowned sparrow in the morning light.
The fishing crew is ready...
There they go!
Big gnarly cedar trees grow here.
A view of Tres Virgenes Volcanoes in the distance.
A pair of Gila Woodpeckers.
In the morning we rode in Beth's RV to visit Santa Rosalia. It is recommended to park along the highway and not drive into the city.
Santa Rosalia was once (and is again) a copper mining town. We walk by old mining tunnels.
The settlement was started by the French. This church was designed by Gustave Eiffel, better known by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The church was pre-fabricated in France and shipped around Cape Horn, South America to Baja.
Inside the church.
We walked through the historic district where many of the buildings were built from lumber imported from the Pacific Northwest.
Smelled good, but we didn't buy anything.
Photo of the old church in its heyday.
We did stop for ice cream.
From Santa Rosalia we drove to San Ignacio, where we spent 4 nights camped by the lagoon. I'll do two separate blog posts about the adventures there.