Monday, December 23

Todos Santos à El Pescadero

A relaxing morning in Todos Santos; coffee by the courtyard pool, slowly gathering things to pack.  Walked around the town as shops opened, stopped into a ‘fancy’ looking place for breakfast, which was both delicious and plentiful.

After packing up, but before leaving Todos Santos we drove to a nearby beachfront.  More off-roading, but finally reaching the Pacific shore was worth the little drive.  Enormous waves and, off in the not-too-distant water, jumping whales.  Only a few people at this particular beach, and a few more on horses; quiet, slow-paced, relaxing.

The road to our next stop, Casitas El Salitral south of El Pescadero was quick—25’ drive.  We missed our place, of course, because it’s accessed via a dirt road…but it’s a little oasis, really.  The owners began work on this ~2010, after losing their 24 yr old daughter to cancer.  The retired, bought this land and slowly but surely built a place for themselves to live, then these spacious, one-room, round cabanas. 

A tour of our casita

There are six of these, as well as the main house where the owners live.  We’re about ½ mile off the highway, basically in a pretty desolate area.  But they’ve made a beautiful little spread; separate kitchens outside, a swimming pool…all quite lovely. Last night we got some provisions and Tim/Tara cooked a delicious dinner in this kitchen, then we settled in next to a campfire outside our cabana.  All leading to a cool, comfortable, airy night’s sleep. 

Casitas el Salitral