Hiking near Majahua

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:55 (127 days ago) @ hromero

Beautiful photos, Humberto! It was worth the 10-minute wait. Good on you for getting to know our natural beauty, what's left of it. All this that seems so new to you and many others seems so overdeveloped to me. I walked it all 45 years ago when there were no roads to these places, just paths through the bush. While I know you love all that you've discovered and continue discovering, I liked it so much better when it was still all natural, when horses and burros were still a common mode of transportation. It practically breaks my heart to see what's become of La Ropa and so much of our community.

"Florida can never really come to grips with saving the environment because a very large percentage of the population at any given time just got there. So why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew what it was like twenty years ago are an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
John D. MacDonald, "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978)

I miss this.

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