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Zih Time!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, November 06, 2018, 11:47 (8 days ago)

It's good to see visitors returning. Charter captains on the pier have been getting busier. Shopkeepers around town are seeing more folks. Not a lot of sales yet, but the transition is certainly underway and it's a time of hope and promise as locals anticipate the busy tourist season ahead.

One thing we've noticed is a lot of the fishing boats and pangas are sporting new coats of paint. Same with a lot of shops and restaurants. Those who can are sprucing up for the season, an annual occurrence that is always a joy to see.

There were a LOT of huachinangos being sold at the fishermen's market this morning. Ice chests full of them were being hauled out to sell at the market, others destined for nearby restaurants. We ate so fortunate to have such delicious seafood!

Oh, and for anyone who still had doubts, the Capitanñía del Puerto confirmed to me that there will be no cruise ship arrivals this season.

Here's a shot of the fishermen's area last Sunday right after it stopped raining and the sun came out. (Hmmm, two pangas with the same name and registration number, curious and curiouser)
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Pangas during yesterday's sunrise seen through a guamúchil tree at the pier.
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Zih Time!

by Lalo @, Tuesday, November 06, 2018, 11:59 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Identical twins perhaps!?!

Huachinangos

by Okanagan, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, 10:38 (7 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We are headed there December 31, 2018 not for a vacation but finally for a permanent move! We love seafood. How much do you normally pay (ball park) for snapper at the fisherman's market? And, from our previous trips I believe that lobster is only available in November/December?

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Huachinangos

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, 11:59 (7 days ago) @ Okanagan

We are headed there December 31, 2018 not for a vacation but finally for a permanent move! We love seafood. How much do you normally pay (ball park) for snapper at the fisherman's market? And, from our previous trips I believe that lobster is only available in November/December?

I frankly haven't a clue. i give money to my wife and like magic she comes back with fish. But she never buys huachinango. We prefer to eat huachinango in a restaurant rather than prepare it at home. Silly us.

Frankly, I'm surprised there are any langosta left along our coast because our fishermen don't respect the vedas, and most folks, especially those unfamiliar with our marine ecosystem, have no idea when our vedas are or what a healthy population of the seafood we consume looks like. For the past 20 years or so I haven't seen a decent langosta served in any local restaurant. They look like crawdaddies to me. Puny pitiful little things that probably haven't even reached puberty for their species. Hopefully their local population won't get fished out as has happened in other coastal resort areas.

I don't have the veda dates at hand, but I usually receive a notification that I share here when it starts and ends.

There she is making miracles happen!
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by ANWJ, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, 12:10 (7 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This morning I went with a Mexican to buy fish at Mexican prices. The red snapper was 100 peso per kilogram. However, we have been told that if you are not Mexican, you will be charged Mexican prices. There is a bulk seafood place called Alejandro's on Paseo del Cantil and they sell frozen seafood at bulk wholesale prices. It is cheaper than anywhere else we have found and the seafood is great if you don't mind it being frozen.

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by Quadra Paul @, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, 15:22 (7 days ago) @ ANWJ

This has gotta be the dumbest thing I've ever heard! Why would you buy frozen seafood in Zihua?

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, November 08, 2018, 19:26 (6 days ago) @ Quadra Paul

:megusta: