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October 30 – Mazatlan

Mazatlan had another stroke of irony. I originally planned a day pass at a local hotel, something I’d discovered on a page of things to do in Mazatlan. For $27 each we could take part of the pools, beach, a lunch buffet and have a couple of drinks. When we first thought we were ending the trip in LA there was nothing to cancel. But after we decided to stay on until we had to go home, I elected to do a “Resort Day” — ironically it was at the same hotel! So for $95 each we got a bus ride and the rest of the things 🙂

Nonetheless it was a great day. I swam in the ocean for the first time — I’d dipped my feet in the water on all three major US coast lines, but had never swam.

The rest of the time we sat under a palm front gazebo on the beach

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Our view:

There was also a parasailing excursion and we saw several parasailers

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Leaving Mazatlan that evening I was able to film something I’d wanted to capture previously but hadn’t had the right timing — the exit of the port pilot from the ship. It happens right at the end of this video:

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