We had been doing quite a decent mileage for about the first 10 days into Mexico as Tim with whom we were cycling needed to catch a flight on the 25th of December out of Cabo, down at the very southern tip of Baja.
|There have been some beautiful sunsets down along Baja.|
We said our goodbyes to Tim after his two days off as Nick and I were in no rush to leave the beautiful beach location.
One of the days up at the supermarket I happened to bump into fellow touring cyclist Mikael from Denmark with whom I had cycled the Cassiar highway, a very isolated stretch up in northern British Colombia back in August. Mikael was a bit under the weather so didn't take any convincing to take some time off at the beach to get his energy back. There was a lovely community here of mainly American and Canadian families many of whom have been coming to Coyote beach for years. They were all very welcoming and took special interest in nursing Mikael back to health.
Coyote Beach proved to be quite a difficult place to leave and a few days turned into the best part of a week. I almost felt sad to be saying my goodbyes to the various people we had befriended during our time there.
Loreto has a beautiful old town centre as it was the historic capital of the Californias.
|Old colonial church in centre of Loreto.|
|Central square in Loreto|
|Even had the red Christmas togs on|
Christmas day was very relaxed, catching mass in the lovely old church, Skyping family and friends, a quick dip in warmer waters than I am used to for my Christmas swim and treating ourselves to a good Mexican meal.
|It wasn't my mothers usual incredible Christmas feast but the Mexican mixed plater still hit the spot!|