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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 21:15 (26 days ago)


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The dance of the storms is underway when we start getting one after another and sometimes on top of each other. Time to be ready for rain, wind and waves. As Tormenta Tropical Nora blows by our coast we should expect winds to possibly pick up and be gusty by Thursday afternoon accompanied by thunderstorms. The waves will follow. Be ready for power brownouts and outages and possible flooding as well as landslides. There ain't no reason with the hurricane season. It just does what it does.

"Only" 179 active cases of Covid-19 are currently being reported in Zihuatanejo. Hopefully this is indeed a downward trend and not just a lack of testing. La Unión reports 14 active cases and Petatlán 26.

Only saw about 4 turtle nests in Playas Principal and La Madera this morning. And I'm seeing many tracks where turtles run into obstacles and can't find dry sand above the wave line.

Very few tourists around in Zihuatanejo. I imagine numbers are also down in Ixtapa and elsewhere. Except for the clouds, today was a lovely day. I think our weather is perfect. Great for walking beaches or relaxing around the home with windows open and a fan on.

Keep an eye on the weather!
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Storm clouds passing by just offshore. Surfing lessons available at Playa La Madera.
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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 21:36 (26 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On Playa la Ropa on Monday morning we counted 54 turtle haul outs, and amazingly saw two still laying, Tuesday morning 36, and this morning, 19.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 26, 2021, 13:36 (25 days ago) @ Talley Ho

On Playa la Ropa on Monday morning we counted 54 turtle haul outs, and amazingly saw two still laying, Tuesday morning 36, and this morning, 19.

I'm curious if all those tracks resulted in filled nests or if any were frustrated by perros callejeros, people, obstacles and whatnot.

Who's collecting the eggs and where are they taking them? I forget if you've already answered this before. TIA

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, August 26, 2021, 13:42 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We have seen absolutely no dog or human damage this season. Last year we saw one case of humans collecting eggs, but the "gentlemen walkers" from La Arena shut them down very quickly.

We don't have dogs on the beach that we see, or see their tracks, there is so much area that has more to eat and hide in off the beach is our thought.

I think it's safe to say that most of the nests are successful.

A month or so ago a structure was build at the south end of the beach between La Perla and La Arena by the lifeguard tower. This is the area where they used to rent tables, chairs and shade. The beach trash cleaners seem to be the ones who dig up the eggs and take them down there.

We had one of the more boss like types snag us and tell us all about it a couple of mornings ago and said that they already had 19,000 eggs and were expecting the first round of babies to be released on August 29. They also still take eggs to The Catalina and I think he said Embarc too.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, August 26, 2021, 14:24 (25 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Great info to know. Now I recall reading about the incubation site where Promotora de Playas used to have their awnings and chairs for rent. ¡GRACIAS!

¡Fuertes abrazos!

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, August 26, 2021, 14:28 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Back at you!