So we wandered around for an hour...went to the big market. Lots of fresh food, I think if we lived here that's where we'd do our grocery shopping!
Then we walked along the malecon again for a bit. It was a little more of a cloudy day, but still nice and warm. The beach here is in the old section of town, the busier beach is over closer to the hotel zone.
Still too early for any body to be on the beach.
Ruth, going for a motorcycle ride!
Then, we went back to the plaza and met up with Contessa and Colin. They are from British Columbia and have a beautiful diesel pusher motorhome that they park on the other side of the Mazatlan port on Stone Island. It's not really an island, it's really a peninsula and you can drive there in a bit of a roundabout way. But may locals take a small ferry boat ride to get from the main city of Mazatlan over to Stone Island.
The fish market at the port always has lots of pelicans hanging around!
Heading over to Stone Island.
Contessa and Colin had their car waiting at the ferry parking on the other side so they took us for a tour of "The Isla" before heading over to their motorhome. They just finished building a nice palapa (shade structure) and they have a really nice spot to spend the winter.
The view from under their palapa.
Enjoying cocktails, with musical accompaniment!
Going for a walk on the beach with Contessa, Colin, and their two pups.
Ruth, at dinner.
The rest of us at dinner!
Then, Colin drove us back to the water taxi. It cost 6 pesos (47 cents) each. Then we tried to get a taxi back to Lee's, but couldn't get anybody to take us for 40 pesos ($3.12) so eventually we had to pay 50 pesos ($3.90)!
Today, we are taking the 11:00am bus back to Tepic. We've had a great long weekend in Mazatlan! Thanks for your hospitality Lee, Contessa, and Colin!