Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
|Size of swells hitting jetty at Stone Island - (thank you SV Fluenta)|
|Fisherman (red shorts, white T-shirt in low middle) gives you a sense of size of breakers (up to 35' tall).|
Very calm inside.... (from SV Fluenta)
|Red tamales from market - they are called a salty (unlike sweet) tamales...|
|From French Pastry Chef in Barra de Navidad, we purchased frozen sweet rolls - baked|
two for breakfast this morning... We also bought pains au chocolat and croissants. Yummy when warm...
|One of the old buildings we like|
|Close up for details|
Being in the old port/harbor, we get to see super tankers, ferries, an ocean research boat and huge fishing boats traveling inbound and outbound. One of the fishing boats is so large that it comes equipped with its own helicopter to help find the schools of fish they are looking for… Navy ships are also predominant as well as the many catamarans taking tourists around the jungle, mangroves, and islands.
The swells, although they were perfectly timed to grace the Mazatlán surfing contest of 6/5 to 6/9, are finally abating and we can safely move on. We decided to make one more stop to an island just outside of Marina Mazatlán before heading in for a few days of cleaning, small repairs, and provisioning. We spend the night at Isla Pajaros (bird island), less than ½ mile from the Gold Zone beach. The beach is spotless even when so close to a multitude of people. It is not a well protected anchorage (mild weather only) so few people actually spend time here. It was quite amazing to have the place to ourselves with a view of Mazatlán’s skyline instead of nature.
|Mazatlan (Gold Zone) skyline from bird island anchorage|
Back at the marina where we are welcomed back with embraces and kisses on the cheek by the staffs who remember us after 6 months. It’s so nice to be back where people are so friendly and helpful.