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BAJA BOUND MAY-XVI

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Well! Thursday night I packed my gear, took the chick to dinner and waited for @thebajakid chris for the swoop. Him and AK (asian kris) he doesn’t spell his name with a K but it sounded better than Air Conditioning. (AC)

We hopped on the 405 S and headed to Ross’ -fiiisshfiinderr- pad to pick up donations for the orphans, ninos and the adopted grandpa caballeros.

Coming through the border got X rayed..again. hahah dangit. had to get out feeling crappy and cold. let us go after a bit. We stopped in Ensenada to look for food.. one taco shack.. dude had killer thick asada slabs. Couple and a super sugary glass grape soda wake you right up. 4am friday.

so we arrived at the little… mission? (flash made it looks darker then it was) Apparently it was a ranch and these old dudes showed up and kept accumulating haha.. veteranos! Thats the Hispanic way. people work together surprisingly… as the sun was coming up. rad. two dog friends, both really old and weary but still let me give em love and snacks. Some little wahoccan dude came out of that adobe hut thing.. i think it was sweet.

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San Quintin was like another 40 minutes down the road.. here is an average flats lots sketchy shack.. you get the lot for like 36$…. so yea lets build whatever. My mom follows a blog and the lady was posting pics on the road our friends live on, building a concrete house for a family! There is a bit of religious help that does stuff like that occasionally. Anyone interested i can get you in contact with people that really will take ANYTHING. Remember. average wage. 8$ a day. We also have a friend that started a dog foster down in Baja. He’s managing 70 dogs. Any help is SUPER needed. CurrentCrewCA@Gmail.com

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We arrived at Chris’ dads.. I was staying next door with Oscar..Kellys oldest son. Super chill..hes like the ringleader.. but I’m pretty sure he was fishing. So after Chris and AK took naps and me and John (chris’ dad), and his chick went to a breakfast spot for hotdogs, eggs, beans (duh every dish has a bean something) with cheese, a smoked pork chop and mushrooms.. 2.70$ this stop involved a crazy dude begging for tortillas with his beanie pulled down over his eyes.. (we are the only people in there) came in three times. Funny arguments with the man behind the counter and he finally jammed.

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long story short once the Catian boys came in from fishing we headed down to the Old Mill / Cafe Molina for lunch. you fit on the wood pier dock thing and watch the boats come in. eating 3$ fresh Guacamole ( he ordered us amazing breaded … yet juicy chicken sandwiches with weird tarter sauce mayo. bomb) thanks Kelly! his treat.

George (bird) had some good yellows and big reds for his guys.. Oscar sucks and only had redz. haha! its because he was wearing some weird hat…bad luck.

I was feeling like crap so I headed to Oscars to rest. Mellow night.. we all just kicked it.

Next morning we all get up and its already howling.. no fishing for me. i still felt off.

Some of you know.. that i was diagnosed with leukemia in August and went through a life saving bone marrow transplant on 1-13-16. fucked me up. real bad. and probably for life. so the mornings are tough, days weeks..hours.. all can be a rollercoaster. Its been obviously the most difficult thing I’ve ever done and will do. Well I thought it was like any other day.. i didn’t realize i was getting super sick and even pushing myself down there I was getting worse. Had to take a norco to  get out of bed. masks fevers.. their biggest issue post transplant.. means i rush to ER. =[ Sooooo, Once I get up and going I drive down to the old mill, where everything happens.. to get wifi to contact the wife (wish she would come)

So I come around to the hotel office..i was going to go see the homie Angie ( (Oscars chick)  to see if she could call christian, so i had someone to chill with..

—  i really like this pic of her. can’t believe i took it.. tumbler bro!  Angie is from the US and speaks fluent english.. helpful and refreshing’ haha i have a couple cool friends there that i can barely talk too haha! I’m learning it back slowly. —

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SOO as i walk around the corner, I smell some bombs.. later found out they are building this “quaint” little cafe right next to the office. NIFTY! i walk in and she goes are you Kris? depends.. i look for an exit.. she’s like i heard you were staying with Oscar, are you hungry? whatcha got.. omelette? YUP. oh btw people speaking english, especially super fluent .. is rare there.

Some moto dudes ( San Quintin has amazing offloading and riding) see me inside and come in.. she made them omelettes as well. made me feel good to see her hustling, getting their little thing together. i drink a few OJs, have a coffee, and she sits down to chat with me when the others leave. super nice girl i hope they make it. $6 for all that btw. Baja. Anyone want a good ass wife? you’d honestly probably want to stay there considering rent in a house with hot water and power is $200 a month. BUT THAAA WIIINNDDD.

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— i wish i knew her name — in the workplace.. she was kind of excited i took photos and ask i take more outside haha

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Outside northern view of the bay..right outside the hotel. Super mellow. but i think its pretty much useless it just fills up with dirty water and drains aggressively haha.. Google Earth San Quintin B.C. .. its basically volcanoes lining the beach making a HUGE set of two bays. the boat ride out is risky and takes 25 minutes.. and sometimes you get to the exit and the swell and tide don’t allow you to leave! its gnarly….and amazing. The French (i think) settled it and were exporting something like wheat.. i don’t remember the details but you can see an old pier. wondering how they dredged it enough to get any sort of ship in there.. haha. we literally follow a GPS in and out of the bay.

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I really wish they would build a slight little like resort “beach” for the girls.. somewhere to hang while we fish n shit.  Its not quitteee girlfriend friendly but if you stay at this hotel its nice, comfy has hot showers and heaters..(bring laptop they have wifi n stuff)  and if you fish with K&M Sportfishing you’re on a parker getting fed. most girlfriends will be fine its only a weekend trip! haha its extremely sick if you have a 4×4 or RZR..  and the boys offer guided trips. Heck we took some kids tiny ford car thing on the trip around the volcanoes!

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Well Kelly ran some guys out and with the wind they requested to just fish the bay… they end up with a 50# class black seabags ( Mero ) on the 7″ Recon Swimbait tails equipped with a 3/4 oz Warbaits Slayer Lead Head I brought down. SCORE! ( you can keep them in baja) we were so pumped haha. I’d take that over a fist full of fork tails.

 

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Oscar.. eating bananas and looking for man thongs… not today. it was too cold. maybe mananna

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Not many guys know how to filet a big Mero like that… thats why he makes in one day cutting fish, his total wages on the farm for a week. #filetguy I wish christian would come work in the states and save up some money .. it goes a crazy long way down there….btwif anyone has anything offload or vehicle i can take down there, the average wage is 8-9$ a day. crazy!! but they’ll take whatever

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Best in the fleet. Parker boats, Captain Kelly. and dudes got a wild diving legacy..thats restarting apparently hahah!

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#FiletGuy Christian with the black…looks like a big black whitefish

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  • Radom insert- I love yellowtail and will /would let most go if I can, so I can catch more. I actually watched salvay do it on the 150 and it changed my outlook on fishing them and since i was little I’ve really only been obsessed with one eating an iron preferably a surface. I do enjoy eating them, but I personally really only like fish raw. I mean imagine how much fish I’ve eaten haha.. Disclaimer -fried tacos or cooked unhealthy with a bunch of butter n shit- halibut and yellows. Capt. Morgan would let me on whatever boat that was by myself when i was like 7.. throw jigs at 7# patty yellows all day haha.. I wish I could get more information on yellowtails life cycle and migration patterns. I saw some crazy stuff happen this last year (el nino shift) real crazy .. my grandpa said he had never seen yellowtail fishing like that in 60 years of fishing. but they didn’t come to local as they did last year. Did they stay at Cedros? they need time to recover… or do we need to help release open water schools? I know most of you are also yellowtail obsessed haha…down in SQ I’ve seen hundreds of yellows, mid winter… circling the high spots down there when diving. year round yellows and Lings. Leggo. My grandpa used to go down and stay with Kellys dad back in the day.. he was even down there when that ship rolled.. crazy that i end up obsessed with it this many years later. He told my mom it used to be really dirty.. hahaha shit thanks pops.

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So were back chilling at Oscars, and he’s like I’m taking you guys to the volcanos… PERFECT! We load up in two cars, and were off…to get snacks. everything so cheap and good you just go in and buy what the heck ever…. shameless! Mexicandy for the win.

The drive around the volcano and onto this sick plateau where you can see miles and miles of untouched varying aggressive coast. insane.

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they were making out.. cuties

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We drove all the way around the point attempting to get oysters and the farm was closed. During all of this we were watching the full moon rise above the big volcano. Chris spilled bong water all over the car..fuckin chris..bong water. stinky..

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this is down on the beach.. another view of the island. There were these houses that look freshly built and never really lived in behind us.. weird.

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das me… a very sick me apparently. 5-22-16 (1 of 1)-52

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Saturday night was bonging and fish shrimp buttery tacos thanks to Oscar and Angie. The tiny new blue cat, “dude” pacing the couch wanting pieces.. of course he got pieces.

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We’re Bit!

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Sunday before departure was more dog bonding. they all love dogs there.. everyone has one. Most get taken care of.. most of my friends dogs are spoiled haha. Again we have a friend with 70+ rescues.. he built palet houses for and is attempting to get a fostering system going… please help out. CurrentCrewCa@Gmail.com

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she’s so prettttty

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well as i close this… long story short, When i got home I ran a fever and ended up at sunset kaiser – hollywood- and its horrible. The worst food I’ve seen. Crazy bad. Missed my sisters 20th birthday. Happy Birthday Kali.. and had to board my dogs because my chick was flying to michigan for a week. Just my luck. Two blood infections and pneumonia. stellar. But I’m glad i got to spend my last weekend somewhere I’m obsessed with. Thanks everyone for the hospitality. EVERYONE.