Travel Blogs from Los Mochis
As the observant among you will have noticed (Robert, we mean you!), the Baja is indeed a dead end, so we had to arrange to cross to the mainland by ferry. We planned to cross to Mazatlan, putting us nicely on our continuing route south. We also decided, for once, to plan ahead and book our ferry tickets a few days in advance. We found our way to the Baja Ferries office in La Paz (an achievement in itself – Mexican roads, on the whole, have no signage, making finding your ...
El Fuerte to Topolobampo
140 km and 2.5 hrs. in car
We took our time leaving El Fuerte, had some laundry done, went for breakfast, then left around 10 am. The drive down to Los Mochis and on to the ferry port town of Topolobampo, was pretty but uneventful (are we becoming de-sensitized to the beauty? I think not.) We already travelled this road so it is familiar. Stop at a roadside stand so my 'honey' can buy ...
... travelling with his young children, were going all the way to Tijuana, the final destination of the bus and a full day's travel away!
Annie had read that, although the starting point of the Copper Canyon Train, Los Mochis is not the nicest of cities and apparently somewhat dangerous by night. Added to that, the train station is a number of Kilometres out of town so, all in all, not that attractive.
We had decided that we would go straight on by ...
... slit at the back where the water drained out of
-two beds that were incredibly nice with great pillows
-shower that was about 8x8 feet and a rain style shower head directly above
-and a pool but unfortunately we got in a bit late/leave early
*note: each room does not have a pool but that would be pretty wild
After enjoying the accommodations for our short stay we hit the road again for Tepic
... Mexican cities is pretty spaced out! We also came across our first inspection point today, one guard checking the registration we had for the car in Mexico - there are 3 different ones you can buy, one that lets you travel in Baja only, one in Sonora only and one int he whole of Mexico. As we were heading out of the Sonora only area there was a check point, the guards English was perfect and we were on our way in less than ...