Just killing time in Topolobampo, Sinora right now. Waiting for the ferry to La Paz which doesn´t leave until midnight. This place is a real pit but at least they have internet! I am so dreading this water crossing but the boat looks huge. It carries semi trucks and busses even! I always have a stash of Valium with me if things get to frazzled for me. At least it will be at night so (hopefully!) I will not be able to see around me and try to forget that we are actually on water, out of sight of land. My palms are starting to sweat as I type this!
Just got back last night from our sidetrip to the Copper Canyon. If you ever get a chance to take the train from Los Mochis to Creel, do it. Some of the most incredible landscapes I have ever seen. The only down side is that it takes 10 hours! I was not impressed with the indiginous people of the region, the Talahumara. I have never, ever seen such dirty, filthy feet on anybody in my whole life. Except maybe for this one homeless guy in Morelia. And the kids are just a bunch of beggars. Needless to say, they did not get a peso from me. I don´t believe in giving money to children. It just reinforces to them that begging is an ok thing to do. I don´t think these kids get much of an education though. And they all, every last one of them, no lie, had a snotty runny nose. And the adults were not much better. And judging by the way they all were constantly scratching at various body areas, I think they may have a problem with body lice as well.
So, hopefully, I will write again from beautiful, blazingly hot Baja South. Wish me luck on this damn crossing!