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El Romance Bajo Zih Luna

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, May 08, 2020, 14:12 (28 days ago)


https://youtu.be/mte2kL4IpuM

Peaceful nights continue even under a bright moon, albeit stained by all the smoke in the air from the countless fires including one at the Ixtapa garbage dump, another monument to corruption.

As Lupita and I enjoy our evenings relaxing and listening to old music on our azotea, it's impossible not to note the almost absolute serenity that's befallen the downtown area of Zihuatanejo, plagued for close to two decades by a proliferation of extremely noisy bars and their their rude clients. Something that was apparently impossible for the local authorities to do no matter how much the downtown population pleaded with them, they miraculously achieved because of a microscopic threat. Amazing. Almost has us rooting for the virus.

City workers have been busting their humps sifting the sand on the downtown beach, mostly removing cigarette butts, especially around the restaurants and places where smokers sit. Though I stopped smoking over a decade ago, I learned at quite a young age never to leave cigarette butts or any other garbage on beaches or anywhere else. Unfortunately for most smokers it's too easy to just flick that butt away no matter where they are. They're also finding lots of plastic tops from soft-drink and similar bottles such as Cloralex and Fabuloso. I guess I should be glad they aren't still finding syringes on beaches as they were here and in Florida 30-something years ago.

It's going to be quite an odd Día de las Madres for us this 10 de mayo with no flowers, no tourists and no restaurants full of families celebrating. But we still love our madres more than ever.

Rooftop nighttime view
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Sifted sands
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El Romance Bajo Zih Luna

by Leemr @, Saturday, May 09, 2020, 23:26 (26 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Why wouldn't they use the machine pulled by a small tractor, built for that purpose.
The city has used it in the past with quite nice looking results. Or is it too now relegated to the bone yard?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 10, 2020, 09:02 (26 days ago) @ Leemr

Why wouldn't they use the machine pulled by a small tractor, built for that purpose.
The city has used it in the past with quite nice looking results. Or is it too now relegated to the bone yard?

The machine that crushes turtle eggs? Glad they're not using it. Hope to never see any sand-sifting machines on our beaches. Better to use humans. We already got too many machines putting people out of work. Soon it'll be all damn robots. ¡Ufff!

El Romance Bajo Zih Luna

by mickey46h @, chicago, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 19:16 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Not sure what the pyramids in the sand are in the pic?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 19:34 (24 days ago) @ mickey46h

Not sure what the pyramids in the sand are in the pic?

City workers are manually sifting the sand to clean it. The mounds are a cleaned area. When they are done they will smooth it all back out.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 19:44 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Or maybe the mar de fondo.