Is this raw bacon or after it's been cooked? Either way, this is a description one does not get to visualize every day, I love your flair for writing....given the bacon like texture of my back...
This is a reading journey I was not expecting to be taken on, but seeing as the place you've visited sounds very hot and very dry I can see why your back would end up looking like bacon. (I think.)I was at a very strange little camp..12 houses ..and instead of a front yard..a dirt road that is in front of the houses..a wide clear space..w a windsock ..that's right an airstrip..
the water is blue..you can walk out on sand @150 ft..100 degree temps are normal..and the landscape demands your attention on every level. You are in a desert w zero water, sparse vegetation.sand and hot..my dogs drink seawater..because they are city dogs and were home schooled they don't know better. But if you are unprepared, even though you are close to the ocean,the hot desert can be deadly to animals and humans..the Coppertone spray on sunblock works for bicycles,motorcycles and yard work but it needs to re applied after you swim for a bit. Drinking water is it.
I have purchased many tarps and tents to get shade but if you know anything about the Sea of Cortez..high winds should be anticipated 27\7 ..365..and you will be challenged by the quality of materials and engineering..I have destroyed a couple of those $10 bucks golf umbrellas from Home Depot..big patio umbrellas are ruined multiple ways..a gust comes and if it's tied down to a full ice chest..something gives..if nothing does your ice chest gets pulled in the surf,down the beach or just straight up..
During some of my first motorcycle camping trips w crusty vets..you build an elaborate fire ring and respect the distance between your bike,nylon tent and sleeping bag..that's can blow fire out and around if your barrier is inadequate.
I have tags for my dogs w what I think is essential..name,I don't bite,phone number in U.S.and Mexico..sat phones work,cell phones don't. Because of satellite internet, Whatsapp and others work..but no matter where I am my dogs are tied up to some degree..again because of home school, I worry that my dogs will chase an animal..