Mulege, Mexico

Charlie, Marji, John and I flew to Baja California to see the grey whales last weekend. Our pilot was Charlie Jackson, Sun Labs’ Webmaster. Our  Cessna 182 Skylane II was one of four private planes on the trip from the Shoreline Flying Club. Below are pictures of  Mulege, Mexico, where we stayed. Mulege is pronounced MOO-leh-hey.

Mulege is a popular fly-in location for General Aviation even though it offers the simplest runway, no tower and no fuel. The Saturday night pig roast at Hotel Serenidad (immediately next to the runway) is excellent, and day trips include whale watching, ancient cave painting tours, and scuba diving.

There were patriotic posters up around town from 2003 celebrating the 156th aniversary of the heroic defense of Mulege. Other posters celebrated “Mulege Divers Since 1705” and tourist opportunities. Mulege is on the Mulege river at the Sea of Cortez. The best flowers in town were the violet, red, and apricot bouganvillea. The vine trunks were often a foot or more wide.

Our group stayed at various hotels in town: Las Casitas, Hacienda, and Terrazas. Terrazas (where Charlie, Marji, John and I were) offered clean rooms, a friendly lobby
dog (Bellina), a  Lotus 7 parked out front, and a good breakfast that always took over an hour to cook and serve even if we were the only ones eating and we ordered the night before. Hacienda is right next to the town amphitheater (loud music until 2 am) and offered dirty sheets. Las Casitas is next to the church (morning bells!) and offered
a good restaurant and very helpful staff who speak English. We often ate at Las Casitas but they did not have enough rooms for all four planes.

Mulege Defense

CLVI Aniversario de la defensa de la heroica Mulege poster, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Tourism

Mulege Poster, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Divers

Mulege Divers Since 1705 Poster, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Bougainvillea vine

Mulege Bougainvillea vine, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Hotel Serenidad

Hotel Serenidad Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Hotel Serenidad Pigroast

Hotel Serenidad Pigroast, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Hotel Serenidad Pigroast

Hotel Serenidad Pigroast, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Hotel Terrazas

Hotel Terrazas Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Hotel Terrazas Bougainvillea

Hotel Terrazas Bougainvillea, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Bellina Terrazas

Hotel Terrazas Bellina dog, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Terrazas Piano

Hotel Terrazas Piano, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Lotus 7 at Hotel Terrazas

Lotus 7 at Hotel Terrazas, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Lighthouse

Mulege Lighthouse, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Boats

Mulege Boats, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege River

Mulege River Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Street

Mulege Street Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Street

Mulege Street Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Perros Calietes (Hot Dog) Stand

Perros Calietes Hot Dog Stand, Mulege Mexico photo: copyright 2008 John Plocher

Mulege Taqueria

Mulege Taqueria, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Swan Fountain

Mulege Swan Fountain Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Church Bells

Mulege Church Bells, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Church Door Sign-Jesus on cell phone

Mulege Church Door Sign-Jesus on cell phone, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Mulege Shop

Mulege shop, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Bougainvillea

Mulege Bougainvillea vine, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Flowers

Mulege Flowers, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Cactus

Mulege cactus, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Cactus

Mulege Cactus, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Local cat

Local Siamese cat, Mulege, Mexico photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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