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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:44 (57 days ago)

Whether for relaxation, sightseeing or exercise, a stroll along thw waterfront in Zih is a rewarding and invigorating experience. Greeting old friends and seeing the tourists enjoying themselves. This morning there was a huge group of tourists with a tour guide watching as the Mexican Navy raised the flag at their base. A tradition I love and still feel compelled to stand at attention to observe and show respect.

Joe's Café Marina next to the basketball court was serving up fragrant cups of coffee and delicious looking sweet rolls and plates of food for breakfast. The waiters at Daniel's Restaurant on the other side of the plaza were also readying their tables on the walkway and on the beach for the day's comensales.

The work at the pier continues. Most of the old pilings have been removed by the vessel "Don Chava" from Mazatlán, and preparations are underway for the next phase: the installation of new pilings upon which the new pier will be built. People are going to have to tolerate the loud hammering that is likely to take place every day all day long and well into the night if not all night long. Surely some folks will complain. They'll just have to get over it. We need this pier built as quickly but also as safely as possible.

Water taxis line up off the beach awaiting the day's passengers.
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The fishermen's market has been booming each morning, but a recent note in the news says their sales haven't increased. Maybe if they lowered their prices. Hmmm...
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by midalake @, Thursday, July 25, 2019, 17:55 (57 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Whether for relaxation, sightseeing or exercise, a stroll along thw waterfront in Zih is a rewarding and invigorating experience. Greeting old friends and seeing the tourists enjoying themselves. This morning there was a huge group of tourists with a tour guide watching as the Mexican Navy raised the flag at their base. A tradition I love and still feel compelled to stand at attention to observe and show respect.

Joe's Café Marina next to the basketball court was serving up fragrant cups of coffee and delicious looking sweet rolls and plates of food for breakfast. The waiters at Daniel's Restaurant on the other side of the plaza were also readying their tables on the walkway and on the beach for the day's comensales.

The work at the pier continues. Most of the old pilings have been removed by the vessel "Don Chava" from Mazatlán, and preparations are underway for the next phase: the installation of new pilings upon which the new pier will be built. People are going to have to tolerate the loud hammering that is likely to take place every day all day long and well into the night if not all night long. Surely some folks will complain. They'll just have to get over it. We need this pier built as quickly but also as safely as possible.

Water taxis line up off the beach awaiting the day's passengers.
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The fishermen's market has been booming each morning, but a recent note in the news says their sales haven't increased. Maybe if they lowered their prices. Hmmm...

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Quoted 80 pesos/Kilo for avocados in centro the last few days "B" grade....bought "A" grade for 65 pesos/Kilo at Bodega. Swear they shoot their foot off sometimes.

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by Dougschuler @, Denver, Thursday, July 25, 2019, 18:37 (57 days ago) @ midalake

Don't whine about a few pesos avocados in Denver 2,50 each for big ones small ones are 1.25 each harder and a rock can't eat them for a week.

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by midalake @, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 11:13 (54 days ago) @ Dougschuler

Don't whine about a few pesos avocados in Denver 2,50 each for big ones small ones are 1.25 each harder and a rock can't eat them for a week.

While you would like to make this about "me". My point has been completely missed. Yes I will not pay 80/pesos/kilo. But what about the people who live here? I see another healthy choice of food being priced out of the hands of the poor.

Such a shame to see the Mercado priced at this option where the poor shop.


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by commonsense, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 20:40 (53 days ago) @ midalake

Just an observation. For the last 5 years that we've been coming to Zihua,have seen the locals in Centro buying their avocados from a guy that parks his little half ton truck on a side street. That's where we buy ours. Beautiful avocados at considerably less then the market.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 21:29 (53 days ago) @ commonsense

Just an observation. For the last 5 years that we've been coming to Zihua,have seen the locals in Centro buying their avocados from a guy that parks his little half ton truck on a side street. That's where we buy ours. Beautiful avocados at considerably less then the market.

Do you think they could be some of the stolen avocados you mentioned in your other post?

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by commonsense, Monday, July 29, 2019, 09:15 (53 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Hahhh, knew You'd say that. Anything is possible. Locals seemed to know him quite well. Considering the state of his truck, this can't be a highly lucrative business for him.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:12 (53 days ago) @ commonsense

Hahhh, knew You'd say that. Anything is possible. Locals seemed to know him quite well. Considering the state of his truck, this can't be a highly lucrative business for him.

So you judge a book by its cover? But of course it would look bad to use a newer vehicle to sell stolen fruit. Any way around, he's likely a middleman for someone.

Not too long ago a person commenting here also rationalized buying huachicol in Michoacán.

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by commonsense, Monday, July 29, 2019, 14:52 (53 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

"judging a book by its cover" can be accurate or inaccurate depending on the abilities of the individual.
If you wish to quote metaphorical phrases, they also say but isn't that what covers are for.
Let's move on, shall we?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, July 25, 2019, 20:23 (57 days ago) @ midalake

Quoted 80 pesos/Kilo for avocados in centro the last few days "B" grade....bought "A" grade for 65 pesos/Kilo at Bodega. Swear they shoot their foot off sometimes.

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They were selling for over 100 pesos a kilo just a couple of weeks ago. Blame the gringo market for buying them all and making them scarce here. That's what the economists say.

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by Ironwood, Friday, July 26, 2019, 00:14 (56 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Quoted 80 pesos/Kilo for avocados in centro the last few days "B" grade....bought "A" grade for 65 pesos/Kilo at Bodega. Swear they shoot their foot off sometimes.

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They were selling for over 100 pesos a kilo just a couple of weeks ago. Blame the gringo market for buying them all and making them scarce here. That's what the economists say.

I thought it was due to the cartels taking over so many avocado orchards in Michoacan.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, July 26, 2019, 09:08 (56 days ago) @ Ironwood

Quoted 80 pesos/Kilo for avocados in centro the last few days "B" grade....bought "A" grade for 65 pesos/Kilo at Bodega. Swear they shoot their foot off sometimes.

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They were selling for over 100 pesos a kilo just a couple of weeks ago. Blame the gringo market for buying them all and making them scarce here. That's what the economists say.


I thought it was due to the cartels taking over so many avocado orchards in Michoacan.

Their trying to do so is partly what gave rise to the autodefensas several years ago who ran them off.

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by Charlybby, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 03:30 (54 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I only heard of the cartels taking over many avocado farms the last couple of years?! Or has it just gotten worse?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:33 (54 days ago) @ Charlybby

I only heard of the cartels taking over many avocado farms the last couple of years?! Or has it just gotten worse?

I must be misinformed. I haven’t heard of any cartel taking over any avocado production recently. That’s what the uprising by the autodefensas prevented as far as I know.

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by commonsense, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 20:49 (53 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

From an article by David Agren in Tijuana. " Up to 4 trucks carrying avocados are stolen every day in the violent state of Michoacan as organized crime groups seek to take advantage of consumer's insatiable appetite for the fruit. The banditry has become so severe that packing plants have promised to pay growers 15 pesos a kilogram for any avocados stolen during transport."

Supply and demand once again.

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by Charlybby, Sunday, July 28, 2019, 03:25 (54 days ago) @ midalake

You don't want to be in Vancouver BC Canada now! We came back to $1.99 each! Canadian?!?! Can't wait to get home!!! Plus aguacates es muy bueno in Zihua!