Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We missed the end of Carnaval

Darn, we were so looking forward to Carnaval this year, and we both came down with the dreaded Mazatlan cold that has been making the rounds.

We did manage to make it to the fire works, which we watched from the roof of the Old Mazatlan Inn, a prime vantage point. They were spectacular, even better than last year. From past experience, I didn't even try to photograph them - I just sat back, blew my nose and enjoyed the show.

And that was it! We both felt dreadful, we missed both parades, and just about everything else that was happening. Darn. Oh well, there's always next year!

We are just about back to normal now, and live has resumed it's usual fun filled hectic pace.

I've found a few things to photograph that I hadn't noticed before.

We've had many more visits to Stone Island - one day in pea soup fog. It did burn off after we arrived, but it was somewhat eerie early in the morning. We've had a lot of fog lately - something to do with the warmer air flowing over the cold ocean. I don't care, I'm just glad we're getting warm air! It was darned chilly for awhile down here in sunny Mexico. Really!

But 'summer' weather is back, we've packed away the jeans and hoodies, and we're ready to thoroughy enjoy the balance of the season.

I've been playing with the camera a bit and discovered that on foggy days some pictures are more interesting in black and white, or variations thereof.

And some are just foggy!

I've discovered more fishing nets.

and I find driftwood fascinating.

The bottle tree on the beach in Barras de Piaxtla just made me laugh.

There are endless variations in the light fixtures in Centro. This is a favourite.

I'm also partial to the art work adorning the walls and roof of this Art Gallery.

But the best yet is the cow - absolutely the largest I have ever seen!


  1. Wow, I love the picture of the boat it looks like it should be in a frame for a seaside themed room! I also like the light fixture, looks very old and has lots of charm.

  2. Thanks! In scrowling through my pictures, I realize that I appear to have a thing about boats and light fixtures. I also appear to be attached to driftwood and fishing nets. We don't even want to get into the 'street art'. The worst possible day is when you go out without the camera, turn a corner, and think, "Drat, missed that"!!!!

  3. What a shame to have missed this year's parade as many of us thought it the best we have seen yet. That darned chest and cold thing hit a lot of people recently. Arrgghh.