While walking a portion of the very broad miles-long sidewalk (called the "Malecon") along the oceanfront beach in Mazatlan, my wife, Bobbi, and I were approached by a local boy of no more than 10 or 12 years old. After agreeing to his small fee to watch him dive, we positioned ourselves as he raced to the top of this cliff. He balanced himself on top of the railing for several minutes waiting for just the right wave, then dove gracefully almost in slow motion into the rough and rocky surf below. With a broad smile, and beaming with pride, he hurried back to retrieve his gratuity from us. Needless to say we gladly doubled his fee. Then off he went, eager for his next customer. This pleasant experience was only one of the many breathtaking sights we encountered during our Malecon stroll. Mazatlan was one of three ports we visited during our western coast of Mexico cruise. Other ports were Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.
Roger Napper, St. Petersburg