January 25. Manzanillo, Mexico
Famous for marlin fishing, Manzanillo is the largest port on the Mexican West coast. Tourism plays a minor role in the economics of this modern, bustling metropolis, as the residents appear intent on leading a sophisticated life as in any normal North American centre. NO one pestered us to buy junk, taxi rides not tours!
Huge, 120’ sea-going tugs are stationed here to service national and international navigation. Oil is exported by numerous tankers and dozens of ship loading container cranes dominate the extensive dock system.