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.