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Life at the Speed of Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 26, 2018, 11:04 (118 days ago)

The streets and beaches are filling up with vacationers, mostly large families, having the time of their life. They sure seem to be enjoying themselves, and many of them noticeably appreciate the warmth and friendliness of our community as their faces light up when we greet them, happy to abandon the dour and sullen faces of cool aloofness that city folks often wear. I never tire of seeing the expression on folks' faces as they see the ocean, many for the first time. The kids with their beach toys and inflatables and the parents trying to keep track of everyone and their belongings while navigating our streets. Then at the end of the day and well into the evening comes the return march of thousands of sunburned and worn out beachgoers trying to find their way back to their lodgings, most of them coming from the pier after a long day at Playa Las Gatas.

At peak times like this of course all our deficiencies come to the fore. There are practically no police to watch over everyone, nor are there helpful tourism workers to help orientate folks with maps and information about local events except the time share shills in Ixtapa. The trash in the streets and walkways is a testament to the lack of well-placed garbage receptacles (as well a a lack of education by locals and visitors alike who should be fined by the police for littering until they stop doing so). I know we can do better, but we need more cooperation and altruism from locals and public servants.

Domingo de Ramos en Zihuatanejo
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Sportfishing cruisers ready for passengers and a big day at sea.
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Garzas y garcetas en el canal "La Boquita" a la altura del socavón que nos tiene muy preocupados.
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Hey, there goes my sweetie on Playa La Madera! There's going to be a big event on the beach for Christians later on.
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Life at the Speed of Zih

by Sandy feet, Seattle, Monday, March 26, 2018, 13:37 (118 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yep, bring on the garbage! I was out at 10:00 last night cleaning my street and walkway. :devil:

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, March 26, 2018, 14:10 (118 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

One of our favorite things too is watching the people who are seeing and playing in the ocean for the first time. We are so fortunate to be able to share that!

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:01 (117 days ago) @ Talley Ho

:megusta:

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:00 (117 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Loved your comment about how visitors' faces light up at the warmth and friendliness of Zihuatanejo's citizens (¿Zihuatanenses?); helps to keep us returning year after year.

:megusta:
:vivamexico:

(Hey, how 'bout a "¡Viva Zihua!" emoticon?)

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by Kevfra, Nevada City, CA, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:16 (117 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What is that big bandstand erected on the beach? New to me but I haven't visited in over a year.

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 13:10 (117 days ago) @ Kevfra

What is that big bandstand erected on the beach? New to me but I haven't visited in over a year.

As Rob mentioned in the caption, it's for a big event for Christians; you know...semana santa and all that. I believe it's temporary -it wasn't there a few weeks ago.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 13:27 (117 days ago) @ Kevfra

It is a temporary structure that gets erected for events such as those that happen during Semana Santa.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by Kevfra, Nevada City, CA, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 13:39 (117 days ago) @ hromero

I have been there several times for that event but don't recall the stage, and I stay just above there.

Getting old...

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 14:17 (117 days ago) @ Kevfra

I have been there several times for that event but don't recall the stage, and I stay just above there.

Getting old...

This is the first year we've seen this on La Madera Beach. It will be gone after tomorrow. Apparently the folks in municipal government responsible for ecology forgot that turtles are still nesting and hatching and that area is a prime spot for them.

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by La Reina @, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 23:54 (116 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Heard that it was erected without permission from any agency or any person. Super loud music last night (although it ended before 10 pm). Just now (nearly midnight) there's amplified music coming from the stage. Wish I at least liked the music style as I try to go to sleep. Hoping the stage removal happens tomorrow and that it's not too late for any baby turtles or turtle moms.