Stone Island in Mazatlán by bus\ferry

Middle of January 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico

We went to Stone Island the other day. We is Karen of s\v Solitary Bird and Debbie and I. It was a fun time and it was a land trip. We will soon go there by s\v Elegant sea. It will be a shakedown cruise before crossing the Sea of Cortez.

 We first took a bus to the ferry landing and then a panga ferry to Stone Island.


Debbie with her blue life jacket, that matched her outfit!

Nearby there is also a cove where the panga fisherman hang out.


The big ferries that cross to La Paz and go up and down the coast also dock nearby. They load cars in from the stern. You can also get a cabin onboard if you like.

Getting off the panga ferry you see these signs.
 We walked across a spit of land and were on the beach on the other side of the island.
Go right and you walk towards the anchorage and that small beach. Go straight and you go to the big beach.
Debbie and Karen.
There are lots of restaurants and miles of sandy beach! We strolled along for a nice beach walk and then stopped at Lety's for lunch.

Just one more beautiful beach in Mexico!

 There is an anchorage there for several boats and is never crowded.
You could land a kayak or dinghy here on this beach or there is a beach to the right which is a good spot.
Beach to right of the anchorage, North.
At times, there has been a theft problem but none in the last couple years. M\V T.G. Wazoo was anchored there. M\V T.G. Wazoo is always tied up here in Marina Mazatlán. There seems to be a easy dinghy landing on a north beach by the anchorage. You can actually anchor anywhere around there but for the best wind protection is the North end. There is no protection for a South swell.

At Lety's we watched the beach goings on and relaxed.

Karen at Lety's.

Always good music and horse back riding and four wheel fun.

Not to forget getting you hair braided\beaded.

After some lunch, we walked into what is called town.
A few small stores, a beer store, a couple small tiendas, a water store and that’s about it.

We saw a lot of tractors and could not figure out why?

 Lots of tourists take tours to Stone Island and they go on a catamaran and then once on the island they are moved around on wagons pulled by tractors...aahh!

That’s why all the tractors.😄

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