Cruising near Mazatlan’s Lighthouse with Zeb and Eider Duck

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.

We love boat rides

We love boat rides

Isn’t this pretty?  We love boats.   This is Mazatlan’s famous lighthouse.

El Faro, or the Lighthouse

El Faro, or the 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.

Former pirate caves under the lighthouse

Former pirate caves under the lighthouse

No pirates here now, though.   You can see that we are cruising near the city of Mazatlan.

Close to Mazatlan

Close to Mazatlan

This is the first sea lion to arrive this year.

More sea lions will arrive soon.  He looks a little scared of us

More sea lions will arrive soon. He looks a little scared of us

We were told that many sea lions spend the winter here in Mazatlan.   We are approaching these white islands.

Bright white, because???

Bright white, because???

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.

We are being watched

We are being watched

Our guide told us these are brown boobies.

Brown Boobies at the top the rock

Brown Boobies at the top the rock

This one is our favorite.

Our new friend

Our new friend

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.

This was fun.  Hope you go on a boat soon

This was fun. Hope you go on a boat soon

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