We, Zeb and Eider Duck, are going on a boat. We took a bus from our resort to near Mazatlan’s lighthouse and now we are cruising in the bay.
Isn’t this pretty? We love boats. This is Mazatlan’s famous lighthouse.
This is the highest natural lighthouse in the world. It is 157 meters, or 523 feet above high tide. In 1933 this lighthouse was converted to electricity and now uses a 1,000 watt bulb. That is equivalent to 600,000 candles. Our guide told us that pirates previously used these caves under the lighthouse.
No pirates here now, though. You can see that we are cruising near the city of Mazatlan.
This is the first sea lion to arrive this year.
We were told that many sea lions spend the winter here in Mazatlan. We are approaching these white islands.
Many birds spend either the winter, or live here all year. So many birds that our guide told us the rocks are not really white; they are covered with bird poop. Here are some of the birds watching us arrive.
Our guide told us these are brown boobies.
This one is our favorite.
We, Zeb and Eider Duck, liked our boat ride. When you are Mazatlan, you would enjoy a boat ride also. It was great, but now we must get off the boat.