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Granville King “From the Backcountry”: The Great Seawall

Looking back to October 1989 and the adventures of Granville King and Super Dawg on the Baja Peninsula.

Due to their incredible popularity, we are revisiting Granville King's "From the Backcountry" columns on fourwheeler.com. Granville King's column ran in Four Wheeler magazine from 1984 until his passing in 1989. Granville was a retired aerospace engineer and television screenwriter who lived off-grid in a trailer in Baja, Mexico. His off-road experiences were many, and his storytelling was amusing, riveting, timeless, and unparalleled.

Join Granville King, and his sidekick, Superdawg, as they tackle the common chores and adventures that come with life in the backcountry of Baja. This installment begins with the ocean chipping away at Granville's property and ends with the conundrum's fix—a seawall. How the wall comes to be, however, is where the adventure lies. Friendships are forged, four-bys are mobilized, and stones are assembled in the following pages, along with a healthy dose of Granville's wit and humor.

Read on for Granville King's experience building a seawall on his property from the October 1989 issue of Four Wheeler magazine, and check back often as we bring you more of his timeless escapades.