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La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 22, 2017, 17:55 (25 days ago)

Wednesday's rains did the trick. La Barra broke open and the old waters of the lagoon are rushing to the sea. Here's a video: https://www.facebook.com/turistasbarra/videos/329366537538786/

La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by Mork, Friday, September 22, 2017, 19:57 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Cool! The video says it all. M

La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Friday, September 22, 2017, 22:22 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Has there been any word on drainage of the new roads in the big rain?

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La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by Laura ⌂ @, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 23:27 (20 days ago) @ islandgirl

The impact of water runoff from the new pavement caused huge pools of water in places they never formed before. In at least three instances that I know of, there was flooding in homes that never flooded before due to this accumulation of water combined with the level of the street being higher then the foundations of the homes and there being no infrastructure for drainage in the street construction. The pools are still sitting there...it's been a few weeks now, so we can guess what that does in terms of mosquitoes. The puddles are not absorbing...just staying there. I never saw this before in the 21 years I've lived in the village. this is all happening on the first blocks. I happen to be lucky. There is a strong declination in the street on my block, heading toward the estuary flood zone. So on our block we had no flooding and no puddles that didnt absorb. When it's raining hard, the street really became a river. To walk on it, you had to wade through about 3 or 4 inches of water. Impressive. That water all went to join the flooded area at the end of the street, where 20 homes were seriously flooded out affecting 120 people who had to vacate their water damaged homes till the lagoon opened again.

Work is currently underway to pave another of our three streets. Will there be accommodation for water permeation and drainage this time - having learned a lesson from last year's construction methodology? I don't even want to go over there and look.

Politicians keep wreaking havoc as a way of increasing their personal wealth as it happens the world over. I loved it when they ignored us here in Barra. Still looks pretty though. People take it in stride. I love my neighbors and the rare and beautiful life we are blessed to live here.


Hasta pronto,
Laura
Casa del Encanto B&B
Barra de Potosi

La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by Sandy feet, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 23:47 (20 days ago) @ Laura

Sorry to hear this, Laura.
Many wonderful people live in Barra.

Do you by chance know when the Craft Fair will take place in 2018.
TIA

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Artisan Street Fair in Barra de Potosi

by Laura ⌂ @, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 01:15 (20 days ago) @ Sandy feet

Hi Sandy Feet,

I´m not sure yet...but I´ll find out and let you know here. It gets better every year. I encourage everyone to take the day and discover the charm of the village of Barra de Potosi and support the growing local artisan culture in this street fair. Great art and artisan products and great food! Then relax in one of the enramadas on the beach orlagoon. Or make it an overnight and experience the village life at night in the little cenadurias with kids playing and neighbors chatting in the streets. Then you could go out and explore the lagoon by kayak during sunrise...amazing beauty and bird life! Fantastic outing plan!

Hasta pronto,
Laura
Casa del Encanto B&B
Barra de Potosi

La Barra de Potosí is now OPEN

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 00:10 (19 days ago) @ Laura

Thanks for letting us know. I hope Jorge & Maria and the others down at that end didn't suffer too much during this time. Please let them know we still think of them often!