Singin' Zih Blues

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:29 (142 days ago)

Wonderful drenching rain we received last night from a huge storm that reached all the way to Tapachula in Chiapas. So glad the huge hole in the canal was fixed in time and that they finally cemented over the rocks they had placed in the hole and gave it a proper smooth finish. ¡Gracias Homero!

However, like many of my fellow early morning risers I was totally bummed out to see all the styrofoam and plastic garbage on the beach. Something that for some unfathomable reason we can't seem to fix even this far into the friggin 21st century because slovenly people just don't give a frig about the world. Frankly, I don't think they deserve to live in this paradise. Year after year we suffer this problem, and year after year many of us call on the city "authorities" to fine people who litter, but the city government apparently can't find the wherewithal to do what needs doing. As a caller said on a morning talk show, the day the government fines the first resident for littering the problem will quickly fix itself.

So that's why I took no photos of the beach or the bay this morning. It was a shameful and embarrassing sight and I didn't feel like spending the time retouching the photos to remove all the damn garbage.

Thankfully earlier this month there were other scenes worth remembering.

This was taken Aug. 4, the day the morning shadows lined up perfectly with our street. I think these bags are cool. They are great for everything including beach bags, shopping or just for toting your stuff around inconspicuously. When I walk to La Ropa or Las Gatas or to Manzanillo or up in the hills I carry my machete and water in one that I've rigged with a shoulder strap. Not seen is one of Zapata that is very popular.

An everyday scene as fishermen get their panga properly "parked" on the beach.

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