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Still no rain in Mazatlán

So far the rainy season has been a bust here in Mazatlán.  Most years the rains start very close to June 24.  So that’s six weeks ago.  Since then we’ve had only one real rain.  That was a biggie, too – over two days we got around six inches!  But since then, nada. There’ve been a couple of times that the pavement got wet and we hoped it would come crashing down, but no. Last night the thunder started rumbling...

What Summer in Mazatlán is Really Like

There aren’t many expats still in town these days, but the hotels are at 100% occupancy, mostly with visitors from other parts of México. It’s the rainy season, but except for our big rain back in June we’ve only had a few light sprinkles here in Centro. We really need the rain. Almost every night the clouds build up and we notice the yellowish bruised looking sky near sunset that in past years always means the rain is coming. But...

Rain!

Since we moved here from the Pacific Northwest you would probably think I’d have had my fill of rain.  Maybe I even thought I wouldn’t miss it when we moved here. But surprise! – I do miss it – especially since it’s been such a long dry season here in Mazatlán – nine months this time.  Our last rain last season was on September 30, 2010! We had a little bit of rain – chipi chipi they call it –...

Summer is coming…

The last couple of days have felt warm. Not hot – blast furnace hot – like it can get in August or September. In August you can drive along with your hand out the window and feel the heat just like an oven. Right now it is warm but there is this little undercurrent of cool. Even though it isn’t super hot it takes a bit of time to adjust and I have been a bit woozy today, not feeling...

Let the sun shine… umm, 360 days a year, more or less

Paul and I are so happy that the rainy and gloomy Pacific Northwest weather is just a memory – we love living in sunny Mazatlán.  We love all the new plants we can grow and waking up every day knowing we can enjoy the outdoors.  But lately we have been pretty jazzed to finally be taking advantage of the sun for a practical purpose. Earlier this week we had two solar hot water heaters installed on our roof.  Originally we...