Huatabampito to Mazatlan

Trip Start Oct 31, 2007
Trip End Dec 17, 2007

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Friday, November 16, 2007

The first night since the last time we wrote we spent in Huatabampito, just west of Navoja on the coast.  These towns don't seem to appear on the travel pod mapping system so to give you some type of idea it's around 250km south of Guaymas.  We found ourselves to be the only ones at this campsite.  Lovely white sand beach that stretched for miles in both directions.  It was like camping directly on the beach since the whole site was nothing but sand.  Since Haley is on the go it was hard to keep her clean here and the sand out of her mouth.  This is where she first dipped her toes into the ocean.  Between the giant red ants, no-see-ums and mosquitoes we only spent one night.  If it wasn't for the bugs we may still be there. 
Covered in bug bites we packed up and headed for Alamos, which was about an hour inland.  This little town is known for it's colonial builds and cobblestone streets.  All our travel books warned if you are driving a large vehicle not to attempt going to the campground on the far side of town.  Being in a van we were ok but we could tell why there were so many warnings.  The streets were very narrow with tight little corners that one needed to try and get around.  Most seemed to be one ways but with no signs showing direction we got caught more then once going the wrong way.  Lovely little campground once we made it there.  It seems like mostly Canadians in all the campgrounds so far.
Couldn't keep Dan is one place very long.  On the road again.  The plan was to only drive to Los Mochis.  Well the campground turned to out to be a dump and since it was only noon we figured we could make the additional two-hour drive to Culiacan.  The campground here was no better.  We parked in the back of some upper scale hotel in an empty lot, which appeared to be were they dumped their garbage for the evening.  This was the campground.
This morning, we are on our way to Mazatlan.  Found us a nice little campground one block from the beach.  Will spend a couple of days here.
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