I'm back in the USA now, and it feels strange to be here, and cold. I'm in Pismo Beach. I drove back up from La Paz (where Altair is now) and let me tell you a little about it. First off, there is this beautiful oasis in the hills near La Paz where a river flows out, and a hot spring comes up out of the ground. At this place there is fresh water and a flowing stream, with waterfalls. Also, it turns out, snakes! One of them got a small fish in this photo. A small fish, but still quite big for the snake. Also at this location was a walking stick. I've never seen one of these before and this one was awesome. I got some video of it walking that I will put into something later on, but it walks like an alien.
There were a few brightly colored birds flying around, and I got a snapshot of this Vermillion Flycatcher. Such a bright color!
Halfway up from La Paz is a nice little place called Santa Rosalillita, where we saw a coyote on the beach at sunset and tried to surf the insanely small break. It works, but only just barely.
A little further north there is a little place with stones just like Joshua Tree, where the full moon rose overhead and made for a nice bright night. We had a little fire and made popcorn over it.
These rocks reminded me of the surfing waves I needed to get back to.
And there was a tree that I've never seen before there. Its30 ft tall sometimes, so hardly something to be missed, but strange shaped, like something out of Dr. Suess.