The birthday boy. Dennis Clifton, 68 today and Captain of the Shamaness!
Bike Week in Mazatlán and this is one of the characters.
Mazatlán is a very large city with a quaint older section with many lovely old buildings.
The church of the immaculate conception.
No trip to Mazatlán is complete without a stop by the Mercado Pinos Suarez. Built in 1899 it has most of the original structure including cast iron columns. Meat ,clothing and vegetables and almost anything you need on a daily basis can be found if you know where to look.
One of several meat markets or carneceria.
Lots of heads of pigs and cows about. Fresh head cheese is a specialty.
Menu of one of the restaurants on the second floor of the Mercado. 49 pesos or about $3.25 for a full meal including rice and beans.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.