Catamaran on Playa Ropa today - Flushing down stream?

by FotoNut, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 21:26 (43 days ago)

Wind was high today and there was absolutely no one in the water near the Catamaran that was anchored right off Playa Ropa today (Wednesday). We waded out in front of it and found out why. Are we wrong to think that the floating Hershey bars were coming from this vessel or is there another source of raw sewage around here? True I am sensitive about these things after having to get my stomach pumped in Acapulco from the same issue. Wish I'd had a camera to prove it.

Also does anyone know what that green greasy looking foam bubble stuff is that is floating just beyond the wave breaks?

Catamaran on Playa Ropa today - Flushing down stream?

by victorio, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 21:53 (43 days ago) @ FotoNut

Hola. Years ago we were at La Ropa beach. There was a sailboat anchored just off the beach. We watched someone on board throwing stuff in the water
A little while later everything that he was discarding ended up on the beach in front of us. Rotten peaches, oranges and lots of other stuff. They seem to think that the ocean is their own private dumping ground.

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Catamaran on Playa Ropa

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 09:20 (43 days ago) @ FotoNut
edited by Talley Ho, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:40

Thursday morning, it's almot 9:30. We are just back in from 3 hours on the beach. First a walk on the sand two laps. No debris, waste, a nice clean morning, and yes, it was high tide.

Next hour, we paddled our SUP's around the bay and past the 3 new boats. Water looked good. When boats come into the bay they usually come in empty, anyway.

Last hour, we swam along the shore a long distance. Water looked good.

We suspect that maybe you are overreacting, just a thought.

If you had to get your stomach pumped in Acapulco from sewage in the water, were you drinking it?????? Not a good idea anywhere, but Acapulco is famous for their polluted bay.

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Catamaran on Playa Ropa today - Flushing down stream?

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 10:51 (43 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Back in the day when there were many yachts anchored in the bay, I'd be sitting in the open air living area of Casa Amarilla on top of La Madera, and rarely see one of the boats head out of the bay to empty their sewage tank and return. Nor have I ever seen folks dive off their boat and swim around them. Then there was the day when I was snorkeling off Playa La Madera and a 3 or 4 foot piece of used toilet paper came floating by. We finally decided to spend our beach time at Otilia's at the far end of Playa Las Gatas, since that is close to the mouth of the bay and the tide seems to enter the bay on a counter-clockwise direction, so the water there is probably the cleanest. Of course with so fewer boats visiting, one can assume that the water is cleaner at all of the beaches these days.

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Catamaran on Beach Clothes Today - Flushing down stream?

by Casa Juan @, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:08 (43 days ago) @ frostbite

The virus is giving much of mother nature a short break from man's abuse.

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Catamaran on Beach Clothes Today - Flushing down stream?

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:18 (43 days ago) @ Casa Juan

:megusta:

Catamaran on Playa Ropa

by FotoNut, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 14:06 (42 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I hope you can get the analogy to my "chocolate bar" and what I meant but as someone who always looks down after their own private daily ritual, I know what one is and what one isn't. As far as over-reacting, exactly how many do you recommend that are floating by should I use to trigger a non-concern and what should in contrast make me raise the encounter as an issue?

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by NaturalPace ⌂ @, Nanaimo, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 18:55 (42 days ago) @ FotoNut

I REALLY don't want to get into this....and here I am. First of all, as one who owns a sailboat and knows a bit about the whole dirty business you are chatting about..you would NEVER see chocolate bars...never. The head (toilet) on a boat has a macerator that does it's job before the resulting sludge goes into holding tanks which are then emptied out at sea. Paper is put in a separate waste basket. The other option and one we had, was a compost toilet. The only way you would see chocolate logs is if someone stuck his butt over the rail and went directly in the ocean.
And btw, sailors, by and large, do get off their boats and check around and under for barnacles on the prop, cleaning, and swimming.

Catamaran on Playa Ropa

by FotoNut, Thursday, January 21, 2021, 20:22 (42 days ago) @ NaturalPace

I don't know either. I came to visit Owen at his place on the tip of the penensula and that was my first visit here about a decade ago and I remember at that time and many times afterward that how clean the water appeared and tasted. I don't know about the rip tides and currents but that floating knarly thing did appear along with candy wrappers and other things were in the water right in the strong down-wind path between this closely parked vesicle and the beach. Pollution may just be a part of life in our current world. I know higher up the coast raw sewer is dumped into the ocean. Expecting a clean beach anywhere in the modern world may simply be a long shot. Otherwise I was just asking opinions but that seems impossible as any query deems like a declaration of war on social media these days. But in fairness, what else is there to do ;-) Anyway thanks for the feedback, it's great to know (maybe? :-) ?) that macerates are in use.