Our sail from La Cruz (where we’d been parked for 4 weeks!) to Mazatlan was about as ideal as you could ask for… flat seas, light winds, little traffic. So how to entertain ourselves for 170 nautical miles? In a variety of ways, of course…
Working on our talents:
And worrying, a little:
After all that fun, we made it into Mazatlan’s old harbour at 3:00 am, slept for most of the first day and spent the second day doing errands.
The highlight of our quick stop was having lunch with our taxi drivers at a street-side taco joint. For 200 pesos ($16) they took us from Club Nautico (in the old harbour of Mazatlan) to a small grocery store to buy coffee beans and milk, to the propane plant to fill our tanks, and to the Pemex gas station to get diesel. Fellow cruisers should note — we paid only 10.2 pesos/litre, vs. the 12.6 pesos that the fuel dock 8 miles away wanted, which actually saved us 260 pesos on diesel — and then we paid 36 pesos for propane, instead of 50… so overall we made money on our taxi trip and got delivery and a fun lunch in the deal.
At this point, since we had a “favourable” weather window and full tanks… we hit the road again, this time for Topolobampo!