Travel Blogs from Mazatlan
... a lead. Anyway, the 2nd or third time Lola
leaped into the water the undertow got her and she went under and was swept
away about 3 feet. She emerged from the surf sputtering and eyes as big as
plates. She now has a healthy respect for the ocean. She isn't scared, she just
learned a good lesson.
We met some really nice people (Van, Rosanne and Kristy).
Van and Kristy live ...
... your bones are going to turn to dust.
Between El Fuerte and Culiacan the munchies hit us so we stopped in a town to hunt down a tacos street vendor which we promptly located. I'd be paying for that later... As we where leaving this town, stuck in a bit of traffic, me riding behind Brett, I see beside us a police pickup truck with 4-5 cops in the back, one of which of looking a Brett a lot, the cop eventually leans over to ...
... A Canadian woman came in second in the Elite class. Our son-in-law mentioned that she was from Guelph, Ontario!
Captain Moe took us on a tour in his car around the city one afternoon. We saw the largest 3 dimensional mosaic mural in the world (according to Guinness) called The Sea of Cortez, then off we went to the harbour and past some of the incredibly poor shack areas of Mazatlan. We didn't go on the dump tour that Lyn suggested, but could hardly imagine ...
... machine guns and pistols, dark sun glasses and black mask over the lower part of their face;
At a Customs checkpoint (vehicle paperwork checked);
At a military checkpoint (interior of Patrol & T-van searched by 2 young soldiers while officers looked on and yarned before turning the sniffer dog loose).
Apart from these checkpoints there was also roving patrols of police/military in normal Ford F150/Dodge1500 open back utes with two blokes in the cab ...
... a simple gesture really sets a tone of kindness and good wishes.
We walked around and passed several places of business, everything from candy and chips to brooms and nails, hair and nail salons, and a tortilleria. My friend had not experienced a freshly made tortilla so we stopped and I ordered a half a kilo of tortillas, they were warm and steaming out of the paper they were wrapped in, so we each took a tortilla to eat right then and there, ...