We crossed the border from California to Mexico at Mexicali. Without lingering, we pedalled south to San Felipe and on through Puertecitos to the horrendous dirt roads. Eventually we rejoined Highway 1 and continued on asphalt through an otherworldly land of cacti. Until the cacti withered away to barren desert. And then it rained.

So far, Baja California has been great. And a challenge… 5 flat tyres, a broken pannier, rack and Kindle haven’t helped either.

But at least it muat get better from here!