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Timelessly Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, January 09, 2019, 13:31 (12 days ago)

As the community gets back in its rhythm after the holiday vacation season, things start to come back into focus.

Unfortunately we learned this morning that the museum and the archaeological site at La Chole are closed. Don't know why, but hope to find out later.

Fonatur has halted the sale of its lands in Ixtapa. Hopefully they're working on a plan to repay Zihuatanejo's ejidatarios for the over 400 hectares expropriated in Ixtapa back in the early 70's that they were never paid for during these past 45 years.

Downtown residents and business people will be holding a meeting tomorrow with the mayor to sort out some problems. I'll let you know how that goes. Most of us here will be doubtless expressing similar concerns, and though there are some delicate matters to be dealt with I'm pretty sure we're mostly all on the same page and ready to work together. Maybe we'll find out the timetable for the construction of the new pier.

If you haven't been out on a whale watching tour yet now is a good time to go. Several friends with boats have reported frequent sightings, and I've also seen comments from several visitors excited to have been able to see whales. For me seeing whales is akin to the awe-inspiring feeling I used to get watching the Space Shuttle lift off when I lived in Florida. A feeling that fills you with emotion like no other. Just remember to respect their space and give them a wide berth for your safety as well as theirs.

A favorite family-owned and operated hotel that still preserves the atmosphere of old Zihuatanejo.
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Lots of marine birds were at the Playa Principal this morning. Definitely a good sign.
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Same Old

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, January 10, 2019, 08:22 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Well, one of my questions from my previous post was answered last evening. There is NO money in the 2019 federal budget for the reconstruction of Zihuatanejo's pier. A truly disappointing piece of news from our federal representatives. I think they have some explaining to do just why they allowed this to happen. Without a pier that can at least receive tenders we cannot receive cruise ships and our community's prosperity is negatively affected.

On another note, apparently I misunderstood that the meeting of downtown residents and businesspeople is with Servicios Públicos, whom frankly I believe have been doing an excellent job and deserve a raise!

Same Old

by Commander Barrett, Thursday, January 10, 2019, 09:04 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Terribly sad news about the pier.:-(