BAJA: Salt, Stone, and Sand
Updated: Jan 17
Baja’s Sea of Cortez coast. It has been the destination for
adventurers seeking remote desert wilderness. Campers,
fishermen, and paddle sport enthusiasts point south to discover
something a bit more relaxed, something known as Baja time.
With my inflatable SUP board rolled in a pack I flew to Baja
during the winter of 2014 to experience a first of its kind paddle
board expedition. Though I have paddled the entire 1,000-mile coast
twice in a kayak, this was to be my first open water paddle board expedition.
After arriving in San Jose del Cabo, I hitched rides, took buses,
and hiked to Santa Rosalia.
From there I addled over 300 miles south to La Paz. Supplying in Mulege
and Loreto, crossing to islands, and meeting a variety of people along the way.
My dream to stand up on the sea become a reality.
More importantly, I was able to be fairly unburdened by gear while being
self contained and to travel at a pace allowing him to take in the special
place and begin to absorb what is Baja.
For more information visit www.suppaul.com/baja