March 09 Wednesday Mazatlan
We are almost used to the fragrance of the waste-management plant; we have several neighboring yatistas we like, it is a short dink to Internet and the old port has one must-see tourist attraction: the old lighthouse that guides ships here.
The El Faro Lighthouse is the highest lighthouse in the Americas and one of the highest operating lighthouses in the world. It sits 523 feet above high tide and began operation in 1879. It is the tallest lighthouse in the world – measured from sea level: meaning it is a very short light on top of a very tall mountain. We can see it from our back porch, and we took the 20-minute trail to the top, where anyone is rewarded with good exercise and an extraordinary view from city to ocean.