|12-16-2012, 10:35 AM||#10|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Ferry to topolobompo
Matt is purchasing tickets for himself and his bike ($130 USD).
Met another rider in line. Dan is from Seattle and is riding a 250 cc Kawi, known as the "Sherpa". It's impressive to see a rider on such a small bike so far from home. But as moto journalists tell us, it's all we need!
This is our ride...looks pretty safe.
Our bikes are secured (we think) for the trip across the Sea of Cortez. You would think that motorcycles commonly take the ferry and require tie-downs...so why is the only accommodation a greasy rope to be tied to the overhead beams? BTW, we're way below the waterline. We hope the bikes stay upright, and remain a little concerned since we're not allowed below deck once the ferry is under way.
Farewell Baja...mainland Mexico, here we come! We left at 3 pm and were scheduled to arrive in Topolobompo by 10 pm. The trip was pretty smooth (arrived on time) even though we had some strong winds out of the north. It was invigorating to spend time on an open deck and to study the sky in total darkness. Matt P had an astronomy app (yeah, he's young...doesn't it irritate you too) on his phone, so we were able to identify a bunch of constellations. It was fun being on the water!
"Don't you even think about taking my seat when I go to the bano"!
jrzyguy screwed with this post 12-16-2012 at 02:40 PM
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