Friday, April 12, 2013

Henderson's Carneceria - Mazatlan

While I am happy when Rob and I have seafood every day, there are times when we'd really like to have some good meat..  The quality of the meat available to us in the neighborhood tiendas, carnecerias and other larger stores varies widely.  We've mostly stuck with pechugo de pollo (chicken breasts), some lunch meats, an occasional pork chop and a little ground meat. 

We were excited to hear of Henderson's Prime-Meat-Packers near the Mazatlan Marina through our friends on S/V Krissy.  Without hesitation, I walked in yesterday morning at 9am, and filled a large cooler bag with frozen rib eyes, pork chops, chicken breasts, wings, and ground beef, all individually wrapped and labeled.   Power walked it back to the sailboat in 10 minutes, and loaded up our newly charged freezer.  We are now ready for our next sailing voyage, from Mazatlan to the Sea of Cortez.

Departure time is 7am tomorrow; we expect light winds, and a distance of about 190 miles.  We hope to arrive by Sunday night, before sunset.

Here's a photo of the pile of meat, with our friend, aptly named "Mr. Piggy", watching over it all.
Mr Piggy is also a good watch companion on overnight passages; he times each 60 minutes and his hourly ringing is something that a tired sailor looks forward to. 


  1. looks like you made it across. hope the crossing was nice. alcyone is resting in paradise for the hurricane season while we are up north. keep up the great posts and we will "cruise" vicariously with you this summer. see you next fall.

    cyn and john
    s/v alcyone

  2. Hey guys! Just checking in to see what you're up to. Be glad that you are south of Sausalito. Although the weather was beautiful last weekend, it was blowing a steady 25 today and never got even close to 60F.

    Allison and I managed to get some warm weather sailing in down in the French West Indies a few weeks ago and now she is hooked. Time to find a good boarding school for her girls and get out of here!



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