Aboard Astraea

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Mazatlan

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The passage to Mazatlan was more motorsailing but on our approach to the harbor it got interesting.

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We anchored in the Stone Island (Isla Piedra) anchorage and took the dinghy ashore and set off to explore.

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The next day, after waking to find that our dinghy outboard and generator were stolen, we hauled the anchor up and headed to La Isla Marina. It was a quick and easy motor in to the harbor and to our slip. La Isla Marina is the most inexpensive marina we’ve stayed at, only $0.44 a foot so we stayed a week to stay safe and experience Mazatlan.
The first part of our week was just dealing with the theft and making our reports to the various government agencies. First we spent a day locatin the Port Captain’s Office and then the tourist police.

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The best part about our visit to Mazatlan was meeting Alma, Natalie’s Dad’s Cousin’s Friend’s Cousin (a distant connection we’re glad we made!).

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It was wonderful to visit and practice our Spanish while getting shown the sights of Mazatlan.
Alma invited us to her house for a home cooked lunch. We would have been lost without Google Translate to help our conversations.

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Thanks so much to our new friends in Mazatlan! It was great getting to hang out and play guitar. I’ll practice La Bamba for our visit next year.

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