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... on our travels.
Other than enjoying the beach and the pool, doing a bit of work and picking up some groceries, we haven't really traveled too far from our temporary home. We went to visit the Historico Centro in Mazatlan. This is the beautiful old historical district. For years it has been somewhat neglected, but there has been a revival of this area within the past decade and much has been done to restore buildings and cobbled ...
... out of the water for the summer in Guaymas.
Our experience with Ruben the canvas maker was very good but it highlighted one problem. With our imperfect Spanish and the locals imperfect English, we are never sure if we completely understand what they say and we assume it’s true for them as well. With that in mind, we heard about a gringo named ...
... 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 ...
... was moving fast and at that distance it would take only day or so to reach us. So slightly nervous we postpone our two-day sail to Puerto Vallarta and take the dogs for a walk. Before we can get them off the boat Ginger has done all her business and is barking at the snowy white Ibis birds with blood red beaks, long legs and feet. They are working the muddy banks of the estuary just a stone's throw off our stern; constantly on the move poking their long curved beaks ...
... ask them. They pretty much lived where they work, a small brick shed where they slept and showered, one of them looked like he had not showered in weeks, his clothes were filthy and his hair was dull and dirty, and he wore flip flops in the dirt he had a limp and a seemingly crooked walk from a damaged foot. Later we found out it was his 56th birthday this day. The other guy much younger, told us his birthday is next week, he will be 27, he was a lot more ...