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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:50 (34 days ago)

During this busy time of year we don't often get a chance to go out and do as much hiking as we like. Fortunately we had a free day earlier this week and went hiking near the Majahua beach area. While I had been to Majahua beach before, I hadn't hiked around the area. It is a beautiful area and we only ran into two other people at the beach.

This is the view from along the path we were on. Majahua beach is off to the right side of the picture and a stone arch can be seen just off shore.
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There is an area where the waves create some spectacular geyser effects as they crash into the shoreline. I had to stand there smiling for about 10 minutes before we got the shot right for catching one of those geysers in the background.
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This is looking back from a rock outcropping towards Majahua beach.
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I feel so fortunate to know this area and to explore its rich natural beauty. We also enjoying sharing it with others. We still have lots of availability in March if anyone is looking for a place to escape winter for a short while. Check us out at www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:55 (34 days ago) @ hromero

Beautiful photos, Humberto! It was worth the 10-minute wait. Good on you for getting to know our natural beauty, what's left of it. All this that seems so new to you and many others seems so overdeveloped to me. I walked it all 45 years ago when there were no roads to these places, just paths through the bush. While I know you love all that you've discovered and continue discovering, I liked it so much better when it was still all natural, when horses and burros were still a common mode of transportation. It practically breaks my heart to see what's become of La Ropa and so much of our community.

"Florida can never really come to grips with saving the environment because a very large percentage of the population at any given time just got there. So why should they fight to turn the clock back? It looks great to them the way it is. Two years later, as they are beginning to feel uneasy, a few thousand more people are just discovering it all for the first time and wouldn't change a thing. And meanwhile the people who knew what it was like twenty years ago are an ever-dwindling minority, a voice too faint to be heard."
John D. MacDonald, "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978)

I miss this.
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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 14:48 (34 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I hear you. The city I left, Seattle, was having the same debate and continues to have this conversation about its growth and how it is changing. I go back and forth on the topic. On the one hand I recognize that not even the natural world exists in a state of stasis and is constantly changing. Sometimes for the better and sometimes not, all depending on your perspective. On the other hand I recognize that the human species has reached a point where our impact on the environment we inhabit has reached a point where we are destroying it for ourselves as well as a multitude of other living creatures we share it with. There is change that we should be opposed to and attempt to limit.

A saying that I have tried to live my life by, and seems pertinent in light of current events, is "When winds of change blow, some people build walls and some people build windmills". I prefer to find constructive ways to control change rather than say that change shouldn't occur. I am still trying to figure out the best way to do that here in my new home but it is my earnest desire.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 16:30 (33 days ago) @ hromero

I love your attitude and philosophy. Zihuatanejo is damn lucky to have you here as well as so many other kindred spirits who reside and visit here. The world sorely needs more people who are conscientious of our collective impact and responsibilities. Gracias y un abrazo.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, January 20, 2019, 06:20 (33 days ago) @ hromero