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Back in 1998,
while some friends of ours were visiting from California,
I decided to take them up to the lighthouse to enjoy the
view. Steve was a runner, and routinely ran about 10
miles. I don't run except when I play tennis, but I still
considered myself in pretty good shape. I had never been
there before, and the picture here is proof that I made it
to the top. It was a lot further and a lot steeper than I
thought it was going to be, and when my friend Steve and I
reached the top, we sat down to rest and thought that we
were pretty tough stuff. A few minutes later our egos were
considerable deflated as we watched a young Mexican women
ascend the last part of the trail and walk past us
in her high heels. We just watched in awe,
mouths open and shaking our heads.
For a few pesos you can
go inside the lighthouse and look around. Here is a shot
of the giant lens that is used to focus the light and
project it in a beam for the ships at sea to see. It
seemed worthy of a snapshop.
have a couple of shots from the top. To the left is the
view to the north, and to the right the view to the south.
How do you get
to the lighthouse? The easy way is with a taxi, just tell
the driver "Take me to the lighthouse" (faro in spanish).
A slightly more challenging way is to take the Playa Sur
bus all the way to the end of the line. Then you can let
your nose be your guide, as the lighthouse is situated
just above Mazatlán's water treatment plant. Keep walking,
you can't miss it. Fortunately, once you start to climb up
the hill, you no longer get to enjoy that wonderful
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