Would you believe that we finally did the climb to the top of Cerro Creston, to the lighthouse. We climbed 515 Feet straight up to the top. We saw beautiful views of the City of Mazatlan, the stretch of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains and plenty of wild life. We saw iguannas running rampid, birds of beautiful colors such as bright orange with black stripes across their wings and others that were aqua blue-green. There were at least 4 different Friget birds riding the air currents.
The first quarter of the way, it was a dirt road which quickly turned to steps that zig zagged to the hill top. Steps of many shapes and sizes. I think when they built them they told the general public when they’d be pouring the concrete because many of the steps have peoples names and initials written in them. My favorite was a heart with initials in the middle and flames coming out of the top.
Michaels pace was quicker than my own and we stopped maybe 4 times for a look around and to slow down our hearts a little. Our plan was to climb to the lighthouse then come back down and walk 6 blocks to the Tienda/Store for groceries. Needless to say we didn’t have the energy to do so. We ended up going back to the boat and picking up Mike and then headed over to Bengi’s Restaurante for some of the best breaded shrimp we’d ever eaten.
We got back to the boat around 4pm. Now it is 5:30 and Michael has layed down for the night. All in all, not a bad day for a Wednesday.