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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 14:07 (296 days ago)

After over 3 stormy days the rain's finally stopped and the sun is out today! :woohoo:

Night after night the sea turtles come to nest on the beaches in Zihuatanejo, and like clockwork poachers sack their nests in the early morning to illegally sell their eggs. We used to have police that kept an eye on the downtown beach, but now the 32 or so remaining police simply collect their paychecks without doing their jobs. The Marinos also used to patrol the beaches but they stopped doing so years ago. So now there is no one but poachers watching for nesting turtles. If you are up early and see where a turtle has nested, PLEASE cover their tracks to help hide the nest. Just kicking some sand around is usually good enough.
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And unfortunately we won't be receiving any cruise ships again this year because the so-called authorities still haven't gotten their act together to get a budget approved for rebuilding our poor old pier.
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by kathyMN @, Blaine, Minnesota, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 14:16 (296 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have seen so many tracks each morning over the past two weeks. The Guardians are having a hard time keeping up with all of them. We have several nests out front that have not been touched yet. I even saw three turtles laying their eggs along the stretch from Monarca to Marina Del Sol on Playa Palmar on Tuesday night. It was so exciting to see them up close. They must have mistaken the heavy cloud cover for the darkness of night.

Zih All On Its Own

by Canada1 @, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 17:43 (296 days ago) @ ZihuaRob


And unfortunately we won't be receiving any cruise ships again this year

Hey Rob, when was the last time cruise ships regularly visited with any Frequency? I have read that Holland America has stopped visits to acapulco for this year and 2018 due to the violence there. Acapulco was scheduled to get 28 cruise ships this year.....and zihua gets zilch what's up,the reasons can't all be tied to the dock! There has got to be a way to get them to the beach/dock without having the ship dock at the pier.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 31, 2017, 18:47 (296 days ago) @ Canada1


And unfortunately we won't be receiving any cruise ships again this year


Hey Rob, when was the last time cruise ships regularly visited with any Frequency? I have read that Holland America has stopped visits to acapulco for this year and 2018 due to the violence there. Acapulco was scheduled to get 28 cruise ships this year.....and zihua gets zilch what's up,the reasons can't all be tied to the dock! There has got to be a way to get them to the beach/dock without having the ship dock at the pier.

Beginning over a decade ago the industry began shifting resources to where demand was increasing, and a limited number of ships meant we lost out as more ships went back to the Med and the emerging market of the Asian Pacific. Sensationalism regarding violence and phony scares such as avian flu and zika pretty much killed demand for us here in Mexico's southern Pacific Coast.

Thanks to 9/11 and US regs imposed since then, cruise ships require pier to have security measures that were never necessary before. Our pier barely met those requirements until it was declared unsafe by our Port Captain earlier this year, canceling the one cruise ship that had been scheduled, a designation that remains despite the city and the state governments insisting it remain open. Puerto Mío and Marina Ixtapa are the only other landing options for tenders, but apparently other security concerns bar them from being used at the moment.

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by Charlybby, Friday, September 01, 2017, 01:50 (296 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Omg!! So sad about the turtles first, but also the other neglects!:(

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by BTfromMN @, Northeastern Minnesota, Friday, September 01, 2017, 22:24 (295 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Well, I dont usually post but here goes.Just like the Inca , Maya, Roman ,etc.empires all had their achilles tendon,so do we overindulgence in every aspect.I do not know when but the mother earth has a way of cleansing itself we will be the past civilization sometime.
We cannot stop are future but we can try to live and enjoy our life as best we can with respect to nature and fellow humans.
Sorry but the craft beers are about 9per cent these days so maybe just a little on the dramatic side.
Siempre regresamos a visitar nuestro amigos en Zihuatanejo.La mayoria de la gente que conocimos son igual a nosotros.Queremos realizar nuestros metas y crear nuestro ninos a tener una vida allegre.

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by Chicago Joe ⌂ @, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 09:39 (293 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Nobody is disturbing nor stealing eggs on Playa Palmar that I could see.

A sea turtle came way up onto the sand , towards condo buildings, then retreated to the sea.

Everyone took pictures but did nothing else .