Researching for a week we found that there’s a man name Hector in La Paz, who works on marine refrigeration. Christian called every marine store, or refrigeration repairman within all of Baja California Sur. He called the other two shops owned by Americans and they laughed at him, told us to go back to San Diego to get what we needed. Hector said he was in Cabo working and that he would been in at the end of the week and he would figure out a way to help. Yesterday we showed up to his hard-to-find shop, explained our issue and he said he would call us later to see if he could make something. A few hours later he custom built us a mini fridge that fit our cabinet with a Dan Frost compressor, flipped the door, converted it to a two-way AC/DC and installed it. Within the five hours of meeting Hector and his crew we were on our way with a much more efficient and real refrigerator this time. Amazing, Thank god for Hector and Mexican engineering. My only regret is that I didn’t get a picture of the magic that happened yesterday.
These are from Baja California (the northern half)
He tested out the AWD…
After Cabo we took a dirt road for an hour to a secret beach thanks to “Here Until There” to meet up with a few Overlander buddies (Travel Amateurs and Kocovnici Kocovni). It was an awesome FREE place to camp for a few days. I rode the skooter on this rocky road to soft sand cliffs while Christian drove the van. As soon as we pull up to the camp Christian tests out the AWD on our Astro through the soft sandy beach, don’t worry I grabbed the camera immediately. With a little help from a few friends, boards and shovels we were dug and pushed out in no time. We set up camp and found Josh and Jenna (travel amateurs) were in deep with a Hermit Crab Coliseum getting ready for a big race. Everyone picked out a crab to race, however our crab took twenty-five minutes to come out of his shell and move. We were disqualified based on our crab seemed more like a rock than a racer.
The next morning we were greeted by a heard of goats and it’s herder, a puppy we called Goat. Goat left his heard and hung out with us for most of the day, maybe because we provided shade or more than likely because we fed him steak. To pass sometime Josh decided to go into battle with what he thought was a few wasps and bees but turned into hours of war. Christian and I took a walk down the beach practicing our spanish and watching whales breach.
On the road and on to the next, Los Barriles where the term “active at any age” thrives. Our newest neighbor 70+ was doing sit-ups for an hour or so, before he went kite surfing for the rest of the day. Right now we are trying to figure out how to fix our fridge, it’s inefficient and sucking the life out of our house battery. Tomorrow we will head back to La Paz to search for a new fridge just in time for Carnivale. Should be mayhem for the next five days, stayed tuned.
mucho amor and until the next wifi -tgt