Tropic of Cancer

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

We’ve been camped on the East Cape of Baja in the beach town of Los Barriles.  Some say the East Cape hubs of Buena Vista and Los Barriles, magnificently situated on Bahia Las Palmas, are the Los Cabos of forty years ago.  I say that it’s a lovely place that I’ll greatly miss.

Los Barriles is about 900 miles south of the border town of Tecate, CA and just a few miles north of the Tropic of Cancer.  The tropic is the most northerly circle of latitude at which the Sun is directly overhead on the summer solstice.

The locals have constructed a monument on Hwy 1 at the location of the Tropic.  Here’s the plaque with an outline of the Baja peninsula and the Tropic.


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