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Cocodrilo Detenido en Zih Playa

by Canada Pete @, Vancouver Island / San Jose / Houston, Friday, May 01, 2020, 20:02 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

When the Presedente was built, next to the krystal there was a river that ran from the swamp between the two, I would often throw chickens to the crocs in those days, watched people catch them, skin them and butcher them as well.

There was no marina, just a jungle across the street. Was pretty common to see iguanas in the trees , street and on the sides of the hotels back then as well.
Beach vendors would sell them on a stick back then, taste like chicken.

Back then it wasn't all that uncommon to come across a turtle carcass that had its top popped off and butchered, or to see people out collecting the eggs. A lot of those turtle shells were sold off until other countries made it illegal to bring them back.

Ixtapa Island had about a dozen lounge chairs and 1 pit toilet, the coral was still alive back then and you could make the fish boil by feeding them

Would be nice to see some of your pictures when those were the only two high rises there.

Back then there were no helicopters in Guzman Bay either, I think there's a hotel there now or something, but who knows, I dont get close enough to see it.

Sorry in advance if that doesnt fit your narrative. But it's what it was. Of course, that was before the tourist industry needed 70,000 more workers.

It was common back then to kill 3-5 bill fish a day in a super panga, there was not catch and release back then. They were commercial fisherman taking out a tourist, nothing was let go.

But as I have learned all so well, you can can never really go back home for it no longer exists.

Regards.

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In To The Wind , We Go


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