We set out in the warm morning to find Mulegé Tours to see the local cave art. A drive through the town was fruitless. Chris had the bright idea to ask at a hotel. The hotel called Mulegé Tours. No problemo. Will meet you in fifteen minutes.
Salvador, the driver/guide, showed up driving a taxi, his other job, with another Americano tourist. We trooped a couple of blocks to the government office to buy permits.
The drive out to the property where the hike starts took about an hour. The road is gravel through a dry riverbed. Salvadore stopped once for a show and tell about the medicinal qualities of plants in the area.
The cave art is on private property that belongs to a cardiologist who practices in Santa Rosalia – the copper mining town we passed through. Once at the hacienda, we walked for 25 minutes to the “cave” – more like an overhang. While impressive, there just wasn’t much art to be seen (see pix).
A bag lunch at the hacienda and another bumpy, jolting ride back to town.
Winning the battle with AT&T was, as is now apparent, only half the battle in the war to get a working iPhone. The phone needs a new SIM card and it must be activated. The little Telcel stores that are everywhere can sell SIM cards, but they cannot activate what is to them a new phone. According to instructions I found on the web, activation must be and can only be done at a Telcel Centro store. But when I ask where is the nearest Telco Centro I get a confused look. We’re now pinning our hopes on La Paz, the capital of BCS.
Bird of the day: American Kestrel. Saw a pair while Salvadore was explaining how to cure cancer with a particular plant.