May 30, 2008

Sunsets in Mazatlán are almost always spectacular. I don’t know how that can be, but it is true. We love to walk over to the malecon in the evening to watch…it is a communal experience with lots and lots of people doing the same thing.

Right now in Washington State (where we came from) the sun rises at 5:19 am and sets at 9 pm…and in Mazatlán the sun rises at 6:19 and sets at 7:48. Being this far south means that there is less of a swing in number of daylight hours. I’ve also noticed that the sun is setting further North every day.

Living so close to the water is wonderful – I feel way more connected to the earth – as in Planet Earth – than I ever have before. Swimming, watching sunsets, seeing fish jump, and the salty wet air really make me feel alive.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Great Photos. Has Paul (or you) done any fishing there yet?

      Many years ago I use to fly there for a week of fishing for about 7 years consecutive 😉

      Your sunset photos bring back those wonderful memories.

      John Calypso

    1. Great sunset photos are common in Mazatlan. I live here but it’s funny how mazatlecans grow so accustomed to watch these marvels everyday that we almost don’t perceive them.

      One piece of advice:This time of the year is great for pictures of the sun setting in the “middle” of the Three Islands. I guess you can shot from the Fisherman’s Monument at the intersection of Paseo Claussen and Avenue del Mar. If not, it’s just a matter of being there a little earlier than sunset and then move a little.

      Good luck. I’ll be looking forward for these suggested photos.

    1. Juan, We haven’t gone fishing – since I’m a vegetarian I’m not into it – Paul probably will go sometime with someone visiting I imagine. People surf fish every day – I have never seen them catch much, though!

      Bloglogger – my pictures were taken from the malecon either near Puerto Viejo or up by the swimming pool…I only have a point and shoot camera so I don’t work to hard at figuring out the “shot” but I probably should!

    1. Beautiful photos…I don’t get out to enjoy the sea nearly as much as I should, or as much as I thought I would when I first moved here.

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