On the 2nd, we were walking on the beach at Huatabampito and spotted hundreds of these Marlinspike, auger type seashells. Heres a close-up of a couple.
This picture was taken when the tide was a little higher and doesnt reflect the nearly solid rows of shells that lined the beach.
We drove about 350 miles yesterday to get to our destination of Mazatlan. Now in the USA 350 miles would not take all day long. But in MX a 350 mile drive can be a killer day. We were up at 6 AM and on the road by 7 AM. Along the route we have been taking here in MX, we have always chosen the toll roads. We went through 6 toll roads with the cost of these at 771 pesos which is about 75.00 dollars. The roads were much better than the earlier part of our trip here in MX.
After missing our first turn off into Mazatlan and having to drive through town we arrived at our RV park at 4 PM. Keep in mind we are about 60 feet long and driving on very narrow roads with lots of traffic. The RV park is located on the main tourist and hotel beach road. We are surrounded by high rise buildings. For instance, next door is the Holiday Inn. We can not believe this RV park has not been swallowed up by big developments. Of course, everyone is saying it is just a matter of time. There are about 4 rows of RV slots with the first row right on the beach. We are on the 4th row and can still hear the sound of the waves. Since the park is not full we have a view of the ocean from our window.
After we set up the RV for our weeks stay, we walked to the palapa (a thatched covered patio) here in the gated and walled compound and watched the sun set about 6 PM. There were still plenty of people on the beach and surfers still trying to catch the last wave of the night.
Tomorrow we will start to explore the area and tomorrow night find a sports bar that is showing the Dallas Cowboys game.