Friday, 8 February 2008 – San Ignacio to Loreto
Today we drove to Loreto, on the Sea of Cortez and booked into what seemed like a nice hotel, right on the sea front, but at the end of the boulevard (traditionally known as ‘The Malecon’) and opposite a small harbour where pelicans were doing suicide dives into the water, only to be attacked by gulls as they brought their catch to the surface. I got some great pics! It seemed such a tranquil place when we checked in; nice and quiet, away from the centre off town. Little did we know that Mexico’s favourite pass time on a Friday night is to cruise up and down the boulevard in their 6 litre plus cars with extra throaty exhausts and in-car discotheques thumping out loud bass lines. They came up from town, drove past our place, turned around and drove back again and again and again. This started soon after sunset, around 6 p.m. and lasted past 1:30 when I had finished sorting the day’s pictures! I had to video the scene so I could also record the thump thump of
the in-car entertainment. Amazing.