Tuesday 15 September 2009


A delay in leaving Santa Rosalia meant it was dark by the time I arrived in Guaymas. One of the crew gave me directions to a hotel in town which involved doing a naughty left turn. Its obviously a popular naughty left turn as there was a policeman lying in wait to catch people. He pulled me over and after going through the pretence of him showing me the ticket he was about to write out and me asking what the fine was he decided instead to ask for some money for a drink. After I'd given him 100 pesos he was my new best friend - leading me to the hotel (and waving me through a red light in the process) and then giving me directions for the way out of town the following morning.