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As previously pointed out in part one of this trip, Guerrero Negro is the halfway point on the trip to the southern tip of Baja California. We stopped in for a quick bite to eat but Guerrero Negro was not our final destination for the day, Ojo de Liebre or Scammons Lagoon was. Ojo de Liebre is a winter breeding ground for grey whales and is a Unesco World Heritage site but to get to it you have to cross a major salt flat.
You can watch the whales from the beach but to get a good look at them you really should hire a local guide to take you out. The drive across the peninsula takes you once again through stunning desert and wonderful landscapes with a break halfway across at the town of San Ignacio. Like most towns on Baja California, San Ignacio is a one road affair but is a refreshing place to stop for an ice cream or a cold drink and stretch the legs.
San Ignacio is a literal desert oasis with an underground river bubbling to the surface and providing water for the dates that are grown here. You can catch a ferry from Santa Rosalia to Guaymas on the other side of the sea of Cortez. The town is fed by a stream that drains off from the hills that surround it, allowing for beautiful palm trees and flowers to grow along its banks. We loaded up on a few supplies here at one of the local stores and then went in search of a place to camp on the far side of town.
There were many campgrounds to choose from and we ended up picking one that was sheltered in a little bay. There was no name on it, just a bunch of RVers from Canada and the U. We never did pay for the site as no one showed up to collect any money from us. In fact, we rarely seemed to pay for these camping spots as we were in late and out early.
As always, we had a late dinner and an early breakfast before hitting the road for the last, and longest, leg of our trip. It was Todos Santos or bust and it was a long haul in the bus. The road follow the coast to Loreto where it climbed high into the mountains and began to switch back until eventually leveling off and heading back across the peninsula towards Villas Insurgentes and Ciudad Constitucion. There is a side trip available from here on Hwy Mexico 22 that heads to the coast and some lovely pristine beaches.