Some friends and I are heading down to el golfo Mexico to camp on the beach and sail our catamarans. This is a tiny fishing village with 30 miles of undeveloped beach next to it. It is one of my favorite places.
Right now, we have about 9 people going. That leaves room for about 6 more. We will have at least 3 catamarans, maybe as many as 5. We may also have some kayaks, depending on who goes and what they bring. This is primitive camping on the beach with no facilities, but we live pretty well.
This trip is restricted to 4wd and awd vehicles only, because we need to drive about 10 miles down the beach to get to our camping spot, and I want to minimize the number of stuck vehicles. This is usually a pretty cheap trip. You share gas and insurance costs with your driver, and we go into town to buy some fish and firewood. We camp for free.
The number of people will be limited by the number of suitable vehicles going. This means that drivers will likely get some precedence over passengers.
We drive down Friday night to Organ Pipe National Monument and camp overnight there. We get up early Sat morning , cross the border, and are in camp on the beach within 3 hours.
We will be playing hooky on Monday. Plan on getting back late. If you can't play hooky, don't sign up.
Just a few details to clear up:
You are travelling to Mexico(as in NOT the USA). This means no drugs(yes, that means Pot), no guns, and no bullets. Your car will be searched quickly and politely by the Mexican authorities at the checkpoint on the way down. They have drug dogs that were trained north of the border. If you are busted you will be left behind. If I catch you with contraband you will be told to leave. If you are a passenger you will be left at the side of the road to fend for yourself. No exceptions.
You will need a valid passport to go on this trip. You will not be allowed back into the states without one. If you don't have one, don't sign up.
In the past I have had problems with people backing out at the last minute. this creates significant extra expense and hassle for those who do go, and it denies people on the waiting list the chance to go. In order to prevent this, i will be collecting a 50 dollar nonrefundable deposit about two weeks prior to the trip. This will be given to your assigned driver whether or not you attend.
If anyone has any questions, give me a call:[masked]-5166.