Bahia Kino on the Sea of Cortez


Posted by whalerho | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-02-2010

 As we slowly meandered our way back to the States, we decided to stop at Kino Bay for a few days.   A few days turned into a week as we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave!    Kino Bay was the first place in Mexico we visited outside of Rocky Point.  We have fond memories of staying at a funky campground on the beach in our little 22′ Terry trailer, with our old dog Schooner.    This time we stayed at the “Islandia” RV park which is in the town of Kino Bay.  The campground was full but there was one spot overlooking the ocean (the camper had just left) so we grabbed it!  The people in the RV park were very friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them while the kids had fun playing with the many dogs of the park. The Seris, a long-standing tribe in this land, live in and around  the town and many were selling beautiful knitted baskets dyed with  colors of the region.

Our neighbor told us about  the best place to go clamming so off we went – buckets and diggers in tow.  The day was clear and sunny and Andrew and Ken filled their buckets with clams while I sat overlooking the ocean with my book.  The clams needed to soak overnight so they could literally spit out all the  sand.  The next evening, we enjoyed a big yummy bowl of steamed clams which Ken had  steamed in a broth of clam juice, garlic, white wine and lemon juice.  Poohnut was bummed to have missed the clamming adventure so the  next day, Ken, Andrew and Poohnut went back and got MORE clams!  While they were clamming, Nikki and I visited a local crafts faire and had a wonderful time checking out the unique handmade items. 

We enjoyed many walks along the beautiful white sand beach and the girls and I had fun collecting sea glass.  One day we made our way to the center of town and found many raw clams stands filled with locals.  We decided to give some  local raw clams a try and they were pretty good, even with the “interesting” texture.  Nikki decided to stay at the RV as she is a bit of a raw clam wimp!

Now off to Guaymus, a town near San Carlos.  We head north reluctantly as we would love to stay in Mexico longer, like forever!

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