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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 ...
... hour or so. But not before trying the local speciality, "burritos de machaca" - stewed and shredded beef in a tortilla.
Belman and his friends, Manuel and Christina, let us squeeze us into their car with our mochilas grande (big backpacks) and kindly dropped us off as the other bus station. Thanks for the Mexican hospitality, amigos! ;) Feliz Navidad y Nuevo ano!
... San Martin, where got some hot chocolate to drink at the pitstop. For people eating, rather than condiments of ketchup, etc, there were different colour fresh chillies!
- 20H45 Loncheria
- 23H40 Zapopan
- 05H30 Petrol stop somewhere unknown
- 08H45 Culiacan
- 11H46 Guasave Sin
We FINALLY got to Los Mochis at around 12H30 and happily left the bus. Incredible, some people, including a man who we had spoken to and ...
... by the teenage girls running the juice shop on his first outing. On several occasions, we’ve been stared at (it seems to be acceptable in Mexican culture to do so) but the laughing was a bit more than Jeff’s ego could take.
In the morning it was pack up and time to go. Los Mochis had never been an intended stop and even the guide books didn’t have anything that really interested ...