I have spent much more time watching (and photographing tennis) the last few years than playing it, but I always enjoy the chance to hit some balls. I had a great instructor and definitely worked hard out there, picking up a few pointers for my strokes.
After tennis, there was just enough time to shower and change for lunch at the Country Club. I started with a new favorite I discovered in Mazatlan, Tortilla Soup, consisting of tomato broth which you top with tortilla strips, avocado and shredded cheese. It was delicious and something I will miss when I go home. Maria Elena and I finished up and headed over to the beach for our sailing adventure.
It was about 20 minutes before we reached Bird Island, where we just stayed long enough to get some [photos of the gulls on the rocks. Then we were back in the Catamaran and sailing to Deer Island, where our sailor docked the boat and I did some photographic exploring before enjoying the views from a beach blanket.
After a long week – and with a long day of travel ahead of me – I decided to turn in early and headed up to my room at El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel in time for eight hours sleep on my last night in Mazatlan.