|Hows that packing job? Two big stand up boards on top, two smaller ones down beneath the sleeping/cargo platform I built. What you can't see are the two other surfboards that I've got down there as well as a boogie board. My truck swallows up gear.
Here's the Ramble Machine locked and loaded: four stand up boards (10'6, 10'10, 9'1, 8'6), two surfboards (6'4, 6'6), four paddles, 15 bottles of wine, a bottle of Corralejo, a liter of vodka, dogfood, surfwax, four digital cameras, batteries, cables, two computers, two gallons of water, 8 soft boiled eggs- man, there's more stuff in there than I can even remember. It always amazes me how much stuff you think you really need. Wouldn't it be a cool experiment to just load your boards, one change of clothes and a cooler (one thing you don't skimp on is cooler treats) and just shove off?
I'm so beat right now that all I can think about is a hot shower and some shut eye to prime me for the six hours I've got tomorrow. Tomorrow's an easy day. We take it easy on the first day because there's always the little hassle of getting your tourist visa stamped and paid for at the border and there can be traffic through Ensenada- so we plan it so that we end up spending the night at a cool hotel in San Quintin called the Old Mill. The place is a classic- the owner reaches into a cooler outside the door and gives you an icy Pacifico when you register. The rooms are big and clean and the place is dog friendly.