Day three’s plan was to drive from Punta SanFran to San Ignacio. Day three would be known as a mellow day. Total mileage for the day would be around 125 miles with a stop in the middle to hike up to see the cave paintings near El Arco. We stopped in Vizcaino for lunch and hit San Ignacio around 3pm. After a quick tour of the mission in town we headed back to the hotel for dinner and good nights rest in a bed.
Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez.
Our camp spot didn’t allow for vehicles to be driven on the beach because its a sea turtle nesting site.
I think everyone in the group wanted to take how this cute little guy home. But his owner quickly scooped him up before we could stash him in our bags.
Mesa El Carmen cave
Craig for scale to show how large the cave paintings actually are.
The Missionaries asked the local Chochimi Indians who had painted these great paintings, their response was giants. They couldnt fathom how or why a normal person would paint such large people. From what little information I can find they’re approximately seven to eight thousand years old.
Our hotel in San Ignacio.
San Ignacio Mission. Built in the 1700’s.
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