I Visited Niland, The Salton Sea, and Slab City.

Niland CA - Beach Sunset

I traveled to The Salton Sea to meet some of the alternative communities and see the incredible artwork coming from the area.  Also it’s a great place to get in some drone flights.

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Outside of the town of Niland sits the remains of a Camp Dunlap (commissioned in 1942).  All that remain are the concrete slabs that give Slab City its name.  Since the 1980s people have been camping there for free.  Now a few permanent encampments and even a few event venues exist.  There is no water or electricity or any other government services.  There is an eBike rental place, an internet cafe, a Hostel, a Library, and the East Jesus art exhibition.

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Sea of Cortez

Beaches of Topolobampo

We drove down the coast to Los Mochis.  Stopping for some sites before we drove on to Topolobampo.  Amazingly beautiful beaches (though eric says the southern beaches are where it’s really at).  You could tell this was a tourist destination, but it was almost completely deserted on a Wednesday afternoon.  The sand was amazingly fine and the surf was warm.  They call this the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and the Gulf of California in USA.  We found a restaurant to grab some seafood and a sangria before playing in the water for a bit.  Unfortunately we didn’t have much time to play, we are still making up the time we lost in Nogales.  We want to make it to Mexico City by Friday