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Travel Log #8 - Useful information for shipping your truck from Baja to Mainland Mex

We shipped our truck from La Paz (a little over a hundred miles north of Cabo) to Topolobampo, just outside the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa County . If you do not want to drive as far south as La Paz there is another ferry that leaves from Santa Rosalia (the muggiest town on the planet if you ask me). A vehicle permit is required to ship a car from both locations. It is important to note that a permit can be purchased in La Paz, but not at Santa Rosalia! Thus, in order to ship a vehicle from Santa Rosalia a vehicle permit must be purchased beforehand. You don't want to have to be forced to backtrack several hundred miles to Tijuana!!

To avoid any angry accusations from any of you out there in Bloggerlandia I have included a link to Lonely Planet's comprehensive shipping requirements for anyone considering undertaking such a trip in order to absolve myself of any responsibility. You don't want to miss the boat on this one. Pun intended.

Lonely Planet Link About Baja - California Transportation

Also, once you exit your vehicle on the ferry, you are not permitted to re-enter it for the duration of the journey, so take any cameras or camcorders with you while you have the chance. I suggest taking a backpack filled with whatever you may want/need. I knew nothing of this rule and was extremely dismayed that I could not go back for my camera to film the Mariachis rockin down the house at the enormous floating fiesta. It was definitely one of my bigger regrets of the trip.

Last and definitely not least, bring a bunch of cash for the boat to buy beers! It seems like everyone on the boat from children to grandparents rage! There is tons of dancing going on, live music and a hot chica or three floating around. Get ready to partaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!! Also, los puestos del sol (sunsets) can be absolutely beautiful. Enjoy yourselves!

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