El Huracán Nora

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 28, 2021, 09:34 (52 days ago)

It's been raining pretty steadily since late yesterday afternoon. The wind gusts every now and then, but here in the bay the hills shelter us from the worst of it. But the waves sure as hell picked up during the night, washing through all the new palapas and all over the waterfront walkway.

In Ixtapa on the webcam for the Holiday Inn workers can be seen stacking sandbags because the waves washed into their pool. Every one of those structures in Ixtapa and much of the rest of our coast was unfortunately allowed to build on the beach without leaving any natural barrier area. You know, like a sand dune.
Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Beaches (live webcams)

I expect there won't be much left of the enramadas at Barra de Potosí. Once that lagoon starts draining it eats the beach where all those restaurants have been allowed to build.

Most of the daily regulars are enjoying their hot coffee at the Café Caracol on our downtown corner. The few folks I've seen out this morning are locals, many enjoying the hurricane weather. Casa Arcadia's workers went through the motions of setting up all their tables and chairs, so if anyone wants to come watch as Nora passes and slams much of the coast on its way towards Baja California del Sur, now's a good time.

Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Weather

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