Not much to report from our week “off” really, had a nice ride up to San Javier (about 25 miles away in the mountains) on Saturday, this is a small misson town (very small) and Saturday was their festival, that basically meant a load of Caballeros rode into town, posed for pictures in front of the very pretty church and got blessed by the local priest. It had a really nice feel to it but we left around luchtime to head for a interesting “Western Saloon” type place (Del Barracho) back near the main road, the kind of place where typical Harley guys would love to hang out I suppose!
The Owner seemed very friendly and even caught me out with a practical joke which I won’t reveal until I’ve caught a few others out with it! Last night we went to Mass which was interesting and very pleasant, it was full and half the congregation were teenagers, much different to the demographics back home I think. I have to admit to trying a Margarita last night, pleasant but why serve it in a girls glass!! We plan to head North again on Wednesday and with a bit of luck cross into the USA on Saturday.....or we may hang about on the Baja longer.....who knows. One thing, I have had a question from a well known Paisley man (now in Peebles) about the blue stuff in the photos, George, that’s what the sky looks like when it’s not full of clouds....it was new to us too!
|The nice Mission Church at San Javier|
|Impressive backdrop, seemingly brought here from Mexico City by Mules several hundred years ago|
|Small, pretty place|
|Typical house, not sure the roof would last long back home!|
|Caballeros ride into town|
|Some horses were less well behaved|
|Riding towards the church|
|To be blessed by the Priest|
|Is it legal to use your phone whilst riding a horse?|
|Outside the mean Saloon Del Borracho|
|I was watching a film on the telly, a western funnily enough|
|Enjoying a strange drink in an even stranger glass!|