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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, October 15, 2021, 21:02 (262 days ago)


https://youtu.be/IYY2UsGl67E

Zihuatanejo continues registering 20 currently active cases of Covid-19 while more and more municipios in Guerrero register 0. Surely a positive and encouraging sign. The Hospital General currently has 3 patients in the special Covid-19 section.

Guerrero has its first GOBERNADORA. Let's all wish Evelyn Salgado Pineda much success in her efforts to improve the lives of guerrerenses.

It was hot again today. Día de Santa Teresa is usually when we get our last good storm. Still waiting for it.

I hope folks are making reservations for fishing, diving surfing, SUPing, whale watching and other tours. We've got a lot of excellent folks here waiting to show you some of our local magic.
Tours and Excursions in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

A busy morning at the fishermen's market on Zihuatanejo's downtown beach.
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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, October 15, 2021, 21:08 (262 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by Talley Ho, Friday, October 15, 2021, 21:16

So, where is our storm? We are a bit over the annual average for rainfall, but we still could use more!

OK, new gobenadora, we really really need to have the state allow people to have their own chairs and umbrellas on the beaches. International tourists are coming and will demand it if they are to return.

There was an article on MegaNoticias today about beach weddings. Great thing to have here!!!!! Don't they need chairs???

Please let us know what we can do.

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by Marieange @, Kelowna BC Canada, Friday, October 15, 2021, 21:17 (262 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Let's move forward with our chairs and umbrellas. With the majority coming fully vaccinated and strong Mexican protocols, it's time.

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by noelofthenorth, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 21:13 (261 days ago) @ Marieange

I remember well a lot of people carrying their chairs and umbrellas to the beach and never spending a pesos to support the local restaurants. They would bring their soda cerveza etc and sandwiches they made at their apartment for six months and then fly home .. I think this is part of the problem especially with the buses by the dozens that show up each week end.. The all inclusive in Ixtapa at least made them spend pesos to show up and pay taxes... Not being a grinch that stole Christmas, Its just an observation of 30 years in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 11:33 (261 days ago) @ noelofthenorth

You can no longer bring your own food or drink to the beach. It must be purchased at a restaurant.

You have a valid point, however, when large places like La Arena only have 6 chairs to rent on the beach, where is everyone supposed to go?? Sit on the sand, OK, but full sun? Not possible. The international tourists are arriving, and there is no room for them on the beach.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 12:13 (261 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You can no longer bring your own food or drink to the beach. It must be purchased at a restaurant.

You have a valid point, however, when large places like La Arena only have 6 chairs to rent on the beach, where is everyone supposed to go?? Sit on the sand, OK, but full sun? Not possible. The international tourists are arriving, and there is no room for them on the beach.

I see nothing wrong with bringing one's own food and drink to the beach as long as you clean up after yourself. Beaches here used to be fun. We'd have lunatas with fogatas, and we'd play soccer on the beaches or play frisbee. Now you can't even enter the beach if you don't abide by stupid rules. It's hurting our tourism and even driving locals away. But that's what we can expect from governments that only simulate their duties while enriching themselves. What we don't see anymore are tourists shopping and walking around with bags of things they've bought from local shops who pay rent, accountants, taxes and employees.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 12:38 (260 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

So, it's a new governor and apparently the no chairs/umbrellas food on beaches is a state thing. What can we do?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 12:50 (260 days ago) @ Talley Ho

So, it's a new governor and apparently the no chairs/umbrellas food on beaches is a state thing. What can we do?

I'm all for civil disobedience. Nothing would turn this matter around quicker than a viral video of foreign tourists being harassed for sitting on the beach with their own chairs and umbrellas. The government is counting on everyone being good sheeple. Mexican tourists are going to other beaches such as Playa Blanca, Playa Linda and even Troncones where the government won't harass them. I'd hate for that to have to happen with our foreign tourists, too.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 13:13 (260 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Another issue on Playa la Ropa is that two of the entrances to the beach have been closed, one, next to La Perla, for 18 months, and the other, next to El Pirata, for at least a month now. That makes civil disobedience more difficult, only leaving 4 public entrances to the entire beach.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 15:30 (260 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Why in the wide world of sports would I, as a foreign tourist who does not speak Spanish, want to practice civil disobedience and potentially get caught up in the Mexican legal system? While I agree that they are making very unwise decisions, I think it is the responsibility of the local business owners to put appropriate pressure on the government.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 18:39 (260 days ago) @ Timmac

Why in the wide world of sports would I, as a foreign tourist who does not speak Spanish, want to practice civil disobedience and potentially get caught up in the Mexican legal system? While I agree that they are making very unwise decisions, I think it is the responsibility of the local business owners to put appropriate pressure on the government.

Why would you, indeed? You'll just cross us off your list when the thrill is gone. It's exactly what certain interests are counting on. But if you wanted to make a difference, you could. And as I keep hinting, absolutely NOTHING would happen to you. No one is going to lock up a foreign tourist for taking a damn chair and umbrella to the beach. All it would take is one brave soul who can also videorecord themselves. Obviously someone other than you. ;-)

And as you can see, local business owners aren't doing anything but worrying about their own skins. Many hope to get favors from papá gobierno for their "loyalty".

The world is what we make it.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, October 17, 2021, 19:09 (260 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yup it’s not going to be me. The restrictions don’t affect us. We stay at Catalina so have no need for beach chairs and umbrellas. Even though you feel the chance of a confrontation is remote, if it happened, I am Ill equipped to deal with a legal system that I don’t understand.