Overnight ferry and on to Durango

We’re cautious and head directly over the hills behind La Paz to the ferry with hours to burn. After getting a handle on the time we’ll need later to go through customs, get our permits and insurance sorted, we head off a few miles to a beach for a general check-in on any issues any of us are having. We go through our various tool choices and share new maintenance and repair ideas
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The group is cut into two groups psychologically – winners and losers. The previous night we drew straws for boat cabins – only three of us have plumbing. I’m among the pee-in-a-bottle losers. Damn.
Back at the ferry terminal, we start the paper process using a shed for for home base out of the sun
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About three hours later all’s done and we ride over to the ferry for the 17 hour crossing
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First they have to load all the Bimbo’s. Tons of those in La Paz. I’m guessing they’re shipping more to Cancun. Lucinda laughs as they go by
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We ride on first, just like on our beloved BC Ferries, and down to the bowels of the ship. In the dark and dirt, we tie the bikes down.
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Ferrying gear through passages
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Navigating up to the sunlight, we get our room keys and depart at about 5:00 pm
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Random boat shot
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We crash early as we ride to Durango as soon as we land. Sunrise
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I notice a Harken bullet in the rigging. Huh?
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Arriving at Mazatlan. After La Paz we’re happy we’ll be driving straight through
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Soon we’re climbing up into the mountains to the Devil’s Spine, a 100 mile ridge ride of twisties through mist and rain forest. Helge and I decide to ride together at the front and he blasts off. We only stop twice so only a few pictures. ¬†Lunch stop is here
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A gap in the forest
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And
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Then down for the final stretch into Durango. Militia and heavily armed police are everywhere. Young guys in Oakley’s, laser sighted rifles and bad-ass trucks with custom rear decks for firing on the move. Very cool. Lucinda looks a bit wary
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Into Durango
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The whole town is partying for some reason. They have a band and it’s surrounded by adoring fans. They’re really terrible but the crowd looses it. We’re loosing it too but with exhaustion – a long couple of days
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