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LuZIHr Al Rayar El Alba

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 21:09 (19 days ago)


https://youtu.be/ed7ErQwsBtM

As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,342 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 99 that have resulted in fatalities, and 1,116 that have recovered.

I was extremely disappointed to see how many people were NOT wearing facemasks this morning and this evening while out and about. Not all but mostly tourists. The local government says it's doing more, but besides having police hand out masks at the pier, it appears to be mostly talk.

Besides a little sprinkle now and then, we haven't seen any real rain for weeks. Not usual at all for this time of year. Gee, we were doing so well getting almost daily afternoon and evening showers towards the beginning of September. The vegetation is starting to look a bit withered. And I'm going to have to water my rooftop plants yet again! We usually get enough rain that I almost never have to do so during most of the rainy season, but this year has not been normal.

But the weather remains just PERFECT. A bit of cloud cover kept temps down much of the day, but there was still enough sunshine so as beachgoers weren't disappointed.

The sea hasn't been too rough inside the bay, though we seem to keep losing tourists at Playa El Palmar and at Playa Blanca. I've lost count how many have drowned this year, but it seems like quite a few. Alcohol and poor judgement are certainly a large part of the problem, but a lack of vigilance and signage are also factors. Not much we can do when they decide to swim at night as one victim did this week.

Joggers, tourists taking photos and a beach sweeper at sunrise on our beautiful downtown beach.
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LuZIHr Al Rayar El Alba

by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Saturday, October 10, 2020, 21:35 (19 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What a beautiful piece of music!

LuZIHr Al Rayar El Alba

by Tere @, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 09:13 (19 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On the plus side, two different combis this week had drivers wearing masks and demanding that their passengers (who then complied) put one on before entering. YAY!

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LuZIHr Al Rayar El Alba

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 09:57 (19 days ago) @ Tere

On the plus side, two different combis this week had drivers wearing masks and demanding that their passengers (who then complied) put one on before entering. YAY!

That IS good news! Local transportation has been a problem area, but the taxi drivers have been making an important effort. Glad to hear the combi drivers are doing so finally. In my trips up and down the coast in recent weeks I’ve seen them in compliance in all the towns from here to Acapulco, so it’s about damn time.

LuZIHr Al Rayar El Alba

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 14:16 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The combis are my favorite way to get around Zihua. I get to practice Spanish telling the locals how much I love their beautiful city. Once, it was a weekend day and I was waiting at the Kyoto glorieta (roundabout) near the hill going to Playa la Madera. A huge group of mexicanas with their kids were waiting for the combi to Playa la Ropa as was I. I help them all get aboard and the combi was absolutely packed. I figured I should wait for the next combi. So I then backed away to let them leave but the driver yelled at me and said, "Venga!" So I somehow squeezed in. There were 24 of us passengers. I said, "Tenemos suficiente personas por un partido de futbol!" to which one of the mexicanas replied, "Y substitutos!"