I took the 200 hwy all the way to Tepic and then a good to excellent free road, 15, the rest of the way.
Heading out of Vallarta
Ancient swamp just north of Vallarta being terra formed into Circo Soleil amusement park
Burning the sugar cane fields in preparation for harvest.
Huge surprise when we reached El Tobogan Water Park. 22.833736, -105.762875
My cargo bay had become detached. Damn topes! I am lucky it did not fall out on the highway.
That is 30 gal water tank in the bay.
I emptied 3/4 of the water out of the tank and jacked the bay back into place
This is the culprit. The bay was attached to this bolt that passed down through the sub-floor. It had pulled out through the sub-floor.
I had no access to the sub-floor, so I ran a longer bolt down from the main floor and used some aluminum angle to spread the weight over a larger area. It should hold.
It took a few hours, a blood sacrifice to the repair god Murphy and all is good.
I was so involved with repairing the bay I forgot to take pictures of the small water park. There is enough room for 8-10 rigs, but no hook-ups. When I asked attendant how much to camp, he said what ever I wanted to pay. I gave him 200 pesos.
Today was 177 mile drive to Jardin La Rinconada, 24.598378, -107.300669. No hook-ups, but beautiful spot on the water. No one is here.
I took the toll, cuota, road around Mazatlan and then just north of Mazatlan got on the free, libre, road. Again the free road was in good shape, speed 80-90 km/hr most of the way. A few patches of 65 - 75 km/hr. Love the free roads.
Agave fields on both sides of the highway. That's a lot of tequila.
Jardin La Rinconada
Tucked in for the night.