In Mazatlán we have the sea to cool off in. If you can call the summer sea refreshing when it is in fact like swimming in warm fish broth sprinkled with quemadores. But here in the river Presidio the water is cool and the residents of Villa Union wander down and sit in the gently flowing river, water up to their necks wallowing like hippopotamuses. It's great and the people are friendly inviting you to get in and join them as they do not often see a gringo swimming here.
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