Pedaling South

L'expédition en vélo de l'Alaska à l'Argentine de Lucie et Torrey

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Deeper Down Baja

December 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’re adjusting to the dramatic change in landscape, culture and… agriculture! This year’s cactus crop seems to be coming in real nice. Still not sure how it’s prepared – hopefully we can provide a recipe and review in our next post.

We’re getting a lot of waves and honks of encouragement as we negotiate the shoulderless Carretera Transpeninsular. We spent last night at a “rancho” – a kind of laid-back campground on a farm – and had the chance to take a (cold) shower and wash some clothes. Today we need to hunt down some cheese, tortillas, avocados and beans for supper. Even basic, everyday tasks become exciting given the unfamiliar surroundings and our poor (but improving!) Spanish.

Enjoy the photos! Internet cafes are somewhat rare, but we’ll do our best to post again soon.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 christo // Dec 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Vous etes dans une de mes endroits preferes: le desert aride avec ses montagnes et cactus! Feliz Navidad! Chris

  • 2 Bonnie Macdonald // Dec 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    A cactus farm? I thought you were joking about the crop looking pretty good. What is the market base for cacti?

  • 3 Vincent // Jan 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Bonne nouvelle année à vous deux! Je vous souhaites de faire de belles rencontres et aucuns pépins!

    Bonne route 2010!

  • 4 Gary Jones // Jan 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    The whales are waiting for you when you reach the end of Baja. Hundreds of them!

  • 5 Jeff Champlin // Oct 12, 2014 at 7:11 am

    The base market for Cacti is for food: nopales, they taste like green beans sort of, a little slimier, cut in julienne size strips and fried. I don’t care for it.

    Cattle eat cactus when there is no water as well. It is also dried and used in some dietary foods.

    People (like me) collect cacti but not usually Opuntias (as shown). Except I do and a couple other people I know do, they grow fast there isn’t a collectors market for them really (high priced one). It’s great cattle feed.

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