Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Jeff flew home yesterday, back to the land of ice and snow. It has been unseasonably cool here for the past few weeks and I was disappointed that the weatherman did not co-operate during his visit. We had several mornings of intense fog, the days were far cooler than normal, and the evenings were downright chilly. However, Jeff is waking up this morning to temperatures hovering around -30C and a windchill that has pulled the temperature down to -45C so I guess our average temperatures of 22C to 24C during his week in Mazatlan are really nothing to complain about!
I have finally been able to lay claim to my camera again. Jeff captured hundreds of images of Mazatlan while he was here and it was quite entertaining watching him move through the streets of the city with the camera always at the ready. I think at times we all become a bit jaded, used to the beauty of the city, and it is refreshing to explore with a `newbie`, someone who has a new experience everytime a corner is turned.
One of the things Jeff really wanted to do during his week was to visit the Aquarium, something we have never done, so off we went. I wasn`t sure what to expect, but realized almost immediately that 75 pesos, the price of the admission, was a steal. The seemingly endless varieties of fish are displayed beautifully in spotlessly clean tanks filled with stunning displays of coral.
We spent ages at the huge outdoor pool watching the manta rays and I loved the bird sanctuary, and the turtles.
I am not so sure, however, about the crocodiles!
We also took him to the Petroglyphs at Las Labradas. Mike and I have been several times and we knew that it was a place that Jeff would love as much as we do. It was a special visit as, other than the security guard and his endlessly entertaining pet, we were the only people on the beach.
There were times when I felt a bit guilty that we didn`t take Jeff everywhere and do everything, but he reminded me several times that he was on holidays and there were times when he just wanted to hang out at the Casita with his dog and his Kindle.