Hotel Mision Mazatlan
Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
... and go for a dive. We jumped at the chance!
After breakfast and before the afternoon winds came up Colin set up the hookah. Using it, he spent a bit of time scrubbing the barnacles and other sea life off the bottom of Pacific Raven. When he was done we dinghied over and we all swam to an area that was buoyed off for diving. Patti, Colin and Rick used the hookah. Margie used traditional snorkeling gear. We all explored the area. We saw a fair number ...
... used 24 kilowatts in 8 days. They charge $.16 a kilowatt, so that would be 3.84 so far.
There is also a veggie truck that comes around every day, we really like that and manage to purchase something every day. He also brings fresh bakery rolls and eggs.
Across the road about 200 yards from the gate is a beautiful botanical garden. A company from Durango is in the process of developing it, they have ...
... and just hanging out, we walked home along the beach - about a 2 1/2 hour walk.
It was too bad that we were not able to go swimming in Maz. as the water was too cold and the red flags were up on every beach.
On Friday we went to El Centro where children's science projects were on display. The kids loved explaining their work to us, in Spanish with a few English words thrown in here and there.
On Saturday, we watched the Pan American Cup ...
... 129! Then up the road a km or so we had our tyres sprayed by the Agriculture department for $7!
You could immediately feel the difference of Mexico - the roads were better and the infrastructure better maintained, while fuel was just 80 cents a litre!
Mind you within a couple of hours of being in Mexico we had been stopped:
At the Ag dept checkpoint;
At 3 police checkpoints - they are very intimidating: dressed in black, flak jackets, ...
... and fan on full power!
In the evening I walked back along the malecon to watch the waves swimming to the shore and crashing against the rocks. It was nice to be on my own and not have a care or worry in the world. The yoga place also does meditation for free in the evenings. They have a big house right on the seafront with a yoga studio and a meditation room. They have obviously done well out of something!
The meditation first involved 30 ...