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High Tides and Grey Sand

We’re having a period of high tides here in Mazatlán, and along with the tides, Hurricane Linda passed on the other side of Baja. I took a bike ride this morning in the coolness left from the rain overnight and I took a couple pictures to show you. At the bottom you’ll see the surf graph, shared by Surf in Mazatlán. The title of the post is with apologies to The Rolling Stones, remembering one of my favorite albums, High...

Hurricane Odile brushes past Mazatlán

Category 4 Hurricane Odile passed by (well, it passed by on the Baja Peninsula) and we were worried that the wind, rain, and storm surge would be worse than what we received from Norbert. But thankfully last night Odile gave us mostly wind and waves. We fared so much better than those poor folks over in Cabo, what a night they had over there! The palapas along the malecón have really had a time of it. First Hurricane Marie, then...

Hurricane Norbert’s aftermath in Mazatlan

I went for a walk this morning and was amazed at the destruction on Playa Norte due to the high winds and surf from Hurricane Norbert. Norbert never even came close – it stayed West of Baja the entire time, but with Hurricane Marie passing by earlier between the two the power was magnified. People along our entire coastline are dealing with a lot of damage – Stone Island took a hit, the hotels in the Golden Zone suffered damage,...

A Tropical Thunderstorm

The climate here in Mazatlan is described as “transitional tropical wet and dry” but tonight it was entirely wet around here! The thunder, lightning and rain started around 11:30 and in the hour and a half since we have received about three inches of rain. I know how much rain by looking at the change in water level in our fountain, but if you ever want to know the weather right in the center of Centro near the Mercado, just...

Summer does grind on in Mazatlán…

Here we are, finally.  The end of September.  Rainy.  Hot.  Humid. And there’s more than a month to go.  Rainy season usually ends in the first week of November. We’ve had two huge rains this season – one about 10 inches and one more than 11. (That’s from my unofficial bucket rain gauge.) October is the tough month.  You’ve just had enough. Last year we went to Mexico City for two weeks, and this year we are heading to Ajijic....