The Ferry to the Mainland


We had to cram the bikes and bike-rack into the back of the truck because anything over a certain length and you have to pay more pesos!


Topolobampo, I love the name of that town; it rolls right off of the tongue. That’s the town we headed for on Mexico’s mainland. To make a long story short the ferry was supposed to depart at 11 pm and arrive at 6:00 a.m., 7 hours later. The departure time got moved up to 4 pm with an expected arrival time of 11 pm. It actually departed at 4:30 pm and arrived at 2:30 am, 10 hours later. I was one of the last people to drive my vehicle off the boat at 3:30 am. We originally planned to be driving away at the crack of dawn all refreshed from the cabin we rented on board the ship. Instead we were searching for the hotel we booked in Topolobampo at 3:45 a.m. We agreed at the beginning of the trip that no driving was to be done after dark. We found the hotel and slept a few hours before heading for El Fuerte where we would park the truck and hop aboard the train to the Copper Canyon.


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