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Jayne eyes the huge margaritas at Rice and Beans
We stopped for the night at Rice and Beans in San Ignacio. We had hoped to meet fellow riders, as this place is THE spot to meet motorcycle adventure travellers, but besides an RV we were alone.
The margaritas were large and good, we had a few ;-) The hotel itself is basic, but clean. The food is quite good.
Rice and Beans, San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico
Flooded road, arroyo, near Santa Rosalia, Mexico
It had rained during the night and it rained the next day too. Just before Santa Rosalia we came to this arroyo. We stopped and evaluated the situation, as the water was rushing across the road. After watching a couple of SUV's going through and me wading halfway though, it was clear that it wasn't very deep, but with the current I had problems walking through.
In lieu of other options I slowly rode my bike across, walked back and rode Jayne's bike across too. Scary!
Flooded road, arroyo, near Santa Rosalia, Mexico
Flooded road, arroyo, near Santa Rosalia, Mexico
Further along we came across several more arroyos, but with less current, so they weren't an issue. We avoided the deeply flooded downtown of Santa Rosalia by riding side streets in town, but then needed my GPS to find out of town again. Flooded road, arroyo, near Santa Rosalia, Mexico
Ruta 1, soth of Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
Because of the pouring rain we skipped visiting Mulege, which is supposed to be nice. After Mulege the rain stopped and we found ourselves in a stunning landscape. Ruta 1, soth of Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
Jayne's bike broke down
In Loreto we stopped to discuss which hotel to go to. When we then wanted to ride to the hotel Jayne's bike wouldn't start anymore. We changed plans and got a room in the nearest hotel (Hotel Plaza) and pushed the bike there. We had stopped infront of a car rental place and their mechanic knew a motorcycle mechanic in town and called him to come to our hotel.

Omar showed up half an hour later and picked up the bike to transport it to his shop, just a few blocks away.
Omar's motorcycle shop in Loreto, Baja, Mexico
Omar's motorcycle shop in Loreto, Baja, Mexico
After several tests we called it a night. Omar determined the next day that it was a dead battery and a rubbed through wire,  which caused the battery to fry. So we got a new battery at a local fishing shop, he fixed the wire and we picked up the bike that night. Jayne's bike with dead battery
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
We had nothing else to do after getting a new battery, so we walked around Loreto, which we liked very much. Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico