The last week has been Mazatlan's Carnaval, its Mardi Gras celebration. This town of about 675,000 hosts an extra 300,000 to 400,000 thousand people. It's the third largest Lenten celebration in the world. The week has been full of different events. On Saturday night we anchored out off the old section of Mazatlan to watch the fireworks from our boat. None of us have ever seen so many explosions in one night. They reenacted a naval battle between France and Mexico which took place hundreds of years ago. Yesterday we watched the children's parade. It is the parade that is for the children, and performed by the children (mostly). Most of the floats carried children, and the bands were local teenager groups. It was a wonderful celebration and we enjoyed it a lot. There was another parade that started at night, but we were told by several locals that it really wasn't meant for children.....
On the Yanmar front... no parts yet. And gee, isn't tomorrow the 26th, the latest they were supposed to arrive and we were going to get hauled out?
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