Sunday, December 15, 2013

 Nov 16

Left at 6:30 am and 1st toll at Guaymas 60P. From San Carlos we headed back 9km to Hermosillo to take turnoff to freeway (toll)

Coming into Obregon another toll 110P

45 mins out of Obregon another toll 110P

In 31/2 hrs we arrived in Navojoa. Only had one stop for fuel. Again driving thru the city people wave. We get lots of compliments about our truck. Guys parked beside us at traffic lights look and smile and give us a "thumbs up"

Outside of Navojoa toll 110P

Diesel at 12.38P / litre

19 km before Los Mochis toll 109P. Also run over by lots of kids asking for money,cookies, pesos. Obviously these kids get that from english speaking travellers. Hard to give anything because before you know there are 20 kids surrounding the truck! And I'm sure if we did give something alot more would start running onto the highway, not a good thing.

Another toll after leaving Guasave 79P

Less then 50km another toll on 15D 164P. Could take hwy 15 but it takes 1 1/2 hrs longer so would easily use that up in diesel. Before we get to  Culiacan toll 164P. Almost at Mazatlan!  Another 200kms

Oops talked to soon. Within 5km another toll 45P!!!

And then another 193P another 5-10km down the road!!

One last toll 179P and 11 hrs later we HAVE ARRIVED AT MAZATLAN!!!  Now to enjoy a day off on the beach 😀

Punta Cerritos RV Park on the far north beach. 340P per night

Total tolls to date 1582P or about $131 CDN

Nov 18

Well yesterday was a nice relax day until Dwayne noticed we had a flat on the trailer. He removed the wheel and found that the rim was cracked. He had this repaired in Edmonton back in Sept. So one of the guys from the RV park went out to find someone to fix it. Because it was Sunday and most places are closed they had no luck. So today Dwayne and I are going to try and find a replacement rim at one of the junkyards.

Success!! After many stops and trying to explain what we needed we finally found a shop that could help us. So bought a new rim got the tire put on and balanced for 1200P. So took it back to the trailer right away to make sure it fit, which it did!!  Now we are ready to leave in the morning on the last leg of the trip - another 6 hrs and not sure how many tolls.

We went back downtown to do a little shopping, bought a tasty bbq chicken done over wood charcoal to take back for lunch. Once we had lunch we headed to the pool for and hr of cooling off. Very windy day - almost had whitecaps on the pool!

Nov 19

Got out of Mazatlan around 7:30am for the last 6 hr leg of our trip . Very busy driving thru the city since it was rush hour, but no real problem. About an hour out we passed thru the last toll 154P. Now will stay on this hwy until turnoff to Ssn Blas where we will continue the trip to LDM along the coast
Still not the last toll- another toll  300P. I read the other day that some tolls may have a cheaper price for tourists so the last 2 tolls I asked "descuentas por turistas?" But just a smile and "no". Oh well always have to ask 😃
Then another toll-- 140P

We turned off hwy 15 west towards San Blas. The road is VERY narrow plus lots of trees hanging over. We travel this road for 35 kms then turn south. Most if the road is better until we get to a small town of Zacualpan. Lots of potholes just before town. About 10 mins later we are on Mex 200 - a better hwy that will takes us right to LDM IN ABOUT 30km 😀. Finally getting there. It is now 2:30

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Back in the Honduran groove :)

It's now been 2 weeks since we have arrived back at our house.  Unfortunately Dwayne is still fighting with the fridge to get it working...