Support Your Local Schooner
Mazatlan Travel Blog› entry 9 of 12 › view all entries
May 18th, 2008 – by: briyscott
Day off! We decided to give Leif's car a rest, so we stayed downtown all day long. Slept in, walked around this Oaxaca festival that's going on right now in one of the plazas down here. There are a lot of vendors with... Oaxacan things. Honey- tons of things made with honey... homeopathic remedies... blankets... jewelry... food and dulces... We didn't purchase anything, but it was fun to look. We found a hot topic-like shop and Scott bought 2 Mago de Oz shirts. Went to the crazy market and bought 3 avocados (we're eating so many here) and then headed home for lunch and siesta. Once the sun went down and the temperature cooled, we headed back out to see a free show. We couldn't understand the band's name, but they were pretty good.
Sunday, May 18
Support your local schooner day! We went on our first charter (though it was donation only). There were almost 30 of us aboard, including crew. There were friends, family and strangers from all over- there was even a gentleman from France. We finally got our own Patricia Belle shirts, so we rocked those. We sailed around bird island and anchored near deer island. Some people swam ashore and others were given a trip in Tinker Belle (all of Captain Pat's boats are Belles... even the dingy). After a couple of hours swimming and eating lunch, we rounded up the troops and sailed back to the marina. It was about a 5 hour trip and we made a few dollars to buy ourselves dinner! Now we're home eating fish, beans, and rice and enjoying our AC. We both got a little sun, but nothing painful this time. Even if we don't get booked for any charters during the week, we'll be out doing the same thing next Sunday with more people. Aahhhh what a hard life...
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!