NewYear's Baja Adventure

The following photos taken by David K and LdB (and scanned by Wild Bill) are of our trip in Northern Baja from Dec. 29, 2000 to Jan. 1, 2001. The text of the trip can be found on six trip reports posted on the Amigos de Baja Discusson Board at ending on 1/9/01. My Baja website contains many photos of my previous two Baja adventures. May, 1999 to Mision Santa Maria with BajaMur and July, 2000 to many locations with Lorenzo de Baja (LdB). Many other Baja photos and links can also be found there. Visit

Mision San Vicente Ferrer 1780-1833

San Vicente was also administrative headquarters for the northern peninsula for many years. Much restoration work has been done, with much more work yet needed.

Main part of the mission is shown by the foundation rock base. The adobe remains were side buildings next to the main mission building. Photo aimed SW, 12-30-00

Baja's 'White House' in San Vicente

This house was the headquarters of William Walker, who in 1853 proclaimed the creation of the Republic of Lower California with himself as president. We were told this was also the home of Governor Pio Pico after he was driven out of Alta California by the Bear Flag Revolt and Mexico's loss of Alta California.

From the high point on the road to Valle Trinidad. Photo facing west.

Lorenzo de Baja

Like a rock! LdB poses at the high point. Bruce Anderson soon arrived leading a Japanese motorcycle tour. His website is

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