Hotel Plaza Marina Mazatlan
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... and shrimp on skewers. We bought a couple of sticks worth and had them for appetizers. They were quite tasty. As we were enjoying them a gringo couple strolled by. We queried them for a restaurant recommendation. They pointed one out that they eat at regularly and off we went. Between the four of us we had three different shrimp dishes. We were not disappointed, they were all very good.
The next morning we got underway at sunrise. We had a long ...
... plan that will take 20 years to complete, with houses, condos, a golf course, etc. They have been working on it for three years now and it is starting to look very beautiful. It is not formally open, but the gardeners let us come in and look around, we took a lot of pictures some of which we have shared here.
There are a lot of other things we like about this park, so if you would like to know something just ask. ...
... 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 ...
... on this route proclaiming it 'Ruta Tourista'. This way will add 30km/20 miles vs. going on the truck route 15. And as expected, it proved to have very little traffic and, from that aspect, a great way to cycle. We made good time for two hours…..then the sun broke through the clouds and put the brakes on our muscles. There was no way of getting around the life sucking heat and humidity.
We enjoyed seeing small town life with Little League ...