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Mazatlán is just fine.

Unless you have been away from the news today you must know that  the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken into custody today in a joint Mexico/US effort.  He was apprehended in a condominium in the middle of the malecón, about halfway between Centro and the Golden Zone.  I went for a walk this morning after being woken by a few loud helicopters, but on the malecón the triathalon that was being held was the...

A Week of Swimming and Sunsets

We are back from our delightful week of relaxing at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. The resort is on the beach at Cerritos, just past the MazAgua water park and the Estero de Yugo that we’ve written about twice before. One of our friends wasn’t going to be using their timeshare this year and so, so kindly offered it to us! What a treat! We spent the week sleeping in, swimming or floating in one of four pools, napping, reading, and...

Love and Non-Love in Mazatlán

You all know how much I love it here. I loved it one early evening this week when Paul and I strolled along the malecón, stopping here and there to take pictures. The one at the top is one of those lovely evening moments – a group of friends out boogie boarding at the end of the day. Truly gorgeous. The picture below is another good one. I had been hoping that one day the city would make repairs to...

Mazatlán in pictures

We went for a walk this morning and I thought I’d show you some of what we saw. Some of the pictures above were from Playa Norte.  Some are from a wall on Belisario Dominguez that usually advertises banda concerts, and the three final ones are the Augustina Ramirez school walls. I never take a walk in Mazatlán without taking my camera.  Can you see why?...

Mazatlán’s Shrimp Fleet

Mazatlán has a very large shrimp fleet, and right now they are all in port because the season is closed.  We had an opportunity to see some of the fleet from the water recently and thought we’d share a few photos with you. X X X X If you’re interested in learning a little more about the shrimp boats here in Mazatlan, blogger MazReal did a great post on his visit to the fleet by land here.  ...