Sunday May 11th- Hung out at home (Colin's) during the day. Went to the boat to meet the captain and 1st mate. Scott and Brad painted the mast while the captain shaved down the last of the new wood. We drank too many pacificos and got a ride into town w/ Brad. Went to a place called Chili's Pepper for dinner. Had fish and a mexican plate and big margaritas. The rest of the night is a blur... Bri bawled about missing the dog and got a bad case of the hiccups.
Monday May 12th- Bri woke up with a killer hangover. Went to the boat and captain Pat was there. We put another coat of paint on the mast and then Brad came to get us to go to lunch. We took a walk down the beach and then met a sailor from BC named Leif to take him to the airport. Leif said we could use his car while he is away! It's SO nice to have our own transportation (at least for the time being).
The journey to the airport was... interesting. Leif has a schooner larger than the Patricia Belle. It's been down in Mazatlan
for quite some time and while he was away a couple weeks ago it was robbed and many valuable metal parts were taken. So on our way to the airport, Leif tried to find a shipyard he had heard about. We ended up driving through some strange industrial areas and eventually found a used parts warehouse, but it was closed. Leif was looking for his missing parts and was armed with a police report ready to demand that they be given back to him. We were sorry that he had no luck but relieved to avoid any confrontation. At least when he gets back he knows where to go.
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When we got back to town we went to the store... got 6 small loaves of bread (still warm) for 6.6 pesos (66 cents)... Had salads and jalapeno pizza for dinner. Didn't help Bri's rotten stomach situation : )
Tuesday May 13th- Woke up and headed to the boat. Scott put the last of the paint on the spreaders (yes we're trying to learn boat lingo) while Bri painted the collars black. We were out in the sun for 3 hot hours and got a little pink. After the boat we came home for a quick lunch and then headed downtown to find out what was up with that studio apartment that we liked. Tony said we could have it for 400/month and even if we don't choose to live there we can use the pool any time we please. He also gave Scott the contact information for a woman here in Mazatlan who does a lot of interpretation and who also heads some nature conservatory somethingorother.
She'll hopefully be a great resource. We're pretty set on taking the apartment. We got Tony's info so we can call him to tell him to save the space for us. After downtown, we headed to a pool of one of the hotels on the beach. We've heard that all of the hotels' pools are open to the public and it seems to be true... Came home for dinner (sandwiches and salads). We'll probably sit in front of the fan for the rest of the night. People keep saying "Yeah just wait til it gets hot here next month..." Wait until it GETS hot!? It IS hot!!!! They say that next month is when the rainy season starts and that when it hits it hits hard (mostly at night). Maybe we'll be kayaking down the streets when that happens. More to come. Miss you!!