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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,...