We left La Paz on a ferry across the Sea of Cortez to the Mexican mainland. True to form the lounge on the ship continued the trend of Mexican buses for showing hideously inappropriate films, treating us to a helping of tasteless splattergore involving reality TV show contestants being hunted down in grisly fashion by inbred cannibalistic hill-billies.  Fun for all the family. The ship was also patrolled by a phalanx of armed security guards causing me to nervously ponder exactly what sort of trouble they might be expecting at sea. Passengers rioting in disgust at the choice of films perhaps?

In Los Mochis we made the unfortunate choice of the Hotel Los Arcos as our place to stay. Our room was clean enough but the window had been taped and boarded up so there was no natural light and it reeked of cheap Brut-like aftershave so was a bit like sleeping in Henry Cooper’s armpit. The shower head had a built in heating element to warm the water which was wired to the mains in suitably quirky Mexican fashion. What safety-paranoid idiot said electricity and water shouldn’t mix anyway?


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