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Los Mochis to Chacala
We were up at 6:30, thankyou rooster's and chickens, and on the road by
7:45. Yea, we're not too quick in the morning, and we slow down in
the afternoon. Anyways we had a pleasant drive down good highway and
saw various towns come to life. Just after Mazatlan it got
mountainous and junglie so that was a nice change from the flat farm
... il y a toujours du monde a tous les coins de rue! On respire enfin une culture plus populaire (heritage de la culture latine?) qui est, peut etre, due a une meteo clemente.
Pues con todo eso llegamos a casa de Charles, Alheli y Joy. Charles es un frances que lleva 6 años viviendo por aqui y es la pareja de Alheli, una mexicana con la que Lolo vivio hace 6 años cuando hacia sus practicas en Guadalajara. Joy es el hijo de Alheli, que tiene ya 9 años ...
... them out of their shyness. They are so dark that their white teeth gleamed when they smiled.
The next two days we’d spend in the most heavily infested drug areas around the state of Durango and spent lots of time in the car, with a 12 hour driving day thrown in. We wanted to get through this part of the country as quickly as possible, so we didn’t run into bandits or narcos. Fortunately we only had the Pathfinder searched ...
... point of the jetty just thirty feet to my right and the breaker roaring in from my left; we had nowhere to go but ride the wave. The white water collapsed just feet from our port side and the wave rolled under us causing nothing more than a yaw hard to port and then to starboard. The deeper water in the channel was not breaking and Dois gave the engine some fuel to run ahead of the next wave.
Two more waves like the last wave, and a few more ...
... and surfing the winter swell. Oh well...I love politics, and it really makes you feel proud that we have the luxury to be relatively apathetic when it comes to voting...but here, they have to vote...they don't have the luxury of relying on checks and balances to ensure the overall collective good will be pursued...here, if the wrong candidate make it into office, nepotism and corruption could mean that a family's land is lost, a business ...