Cactus Wagon

When Big Wednesday went south, so did its star, Jan-Michael Vincent. He hauled the film's screenwriter, Denny Aaberg, with him. Turns out Denny had a Super-8 Camera.

Across the border and into the hills they went. To the ag towns and bracero buses of the Valle de San Quintin. Through the sage-to-Sonoran transition zone of Roasario de Arriba.

Past the charismatic mega flora of the Valle de los Cirios. Onward through the featureless Vizcaino. And finally - finally! To San Juanicio. Rattlesnake Point. Punta Pequena. Scorpion Bay.

In this short film excerpted from the e-Book, Big Wednesday Redux, you'll see Scorpion one year after the trans-peninsula highway was opened.

No streets, no services, no Gringo Hill. Hardscrabble, empty, and perfect. Aaberg and Vincent surfed, drank, and licked their wounds.

As the film's Matt Barlow, Jan-Michael, said, "I surf just 'cause it's good to ride with your friends." Here's Jan - and Denny - doing just that.

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