So what does a bunch of cruisers do when they get land locked due to weather. ROAD TRIP !! We all got together and rented a big van to haul us around and explore the countryside. The road to San Javier was entertaining on its own, we just stopped for a minute to look for the sails.
The streets of San Javier Mission de San Francisco Javier
A Little History lesson; This mission was founded by father Francisco Maria Piccolo on May 11, 1699. The site was first inhabited by the "guaycura" indians who shared their cultural borders with the "cochimies", the place was then known as "Vigge Biaundo", which translates as "high lands in the height of the ravine".
The temple was built from 1774 to 1758 under the direction of father Miguel del Barco. It is today one of the main structures of the peninsula. This is evident every 2nd of December when it is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come from different parts of Mexico. Due to the magnificent art, particularly the altar pieces and the wood and stone sculptures, this temple of San Javier is one of the most beautiful in all of the peninsula. It is considered one of the places that give pride to Southern California.
A little walk about the grounds
The Motley Crew
From left to right: Gwen, Russ & Michael (s/v A-Train), Deb & John (s/v Scot Free IV), Renaye (s/v Euphoria), Glenda & Laird (s/v Winterlude), John (s/v Swagman) and down in front is Quinn (s/v Winterlude). Rocky (s/v Euphoria) is behind the camera.
We not only enjoyed the week but as we work our way north we chat twice a day on the SSB and are looking forward to when we will be together again soon.