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Las BendiZIHones de Nuestro Paraíso

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 20:56 (17 days ago)


https://youtu.be/9YShwfeYoDg

Zihuatanejo currently registers 10 active cases of Covid-19, La Unión 0 and Petatlán 1. Keeping fingers crossed for no more waves. Minors under 18 will soon be able to register for the vaccine on the government's website and will shortly thereafter be scheduled for their first dose. We want to get all our schools fully and safely opened as soon as possible and to have families able to get safely together for the holidays.

Did anyone feel the temblor last night? A 4.3 at 10:08 PM.

Still can't for the life of me understand how millions of pesos could be spent building a walkway as wide as an interstate highway from the pier to the far end of Playa La Madera without one single trash bin. Do you think this is how the politicians justify changing a beach to "certificada" so that they must have trash bins? Truly disappointing.

I found another wayward baby turtle this morning that had been unable to find the ocean's horizon when it hatched due to the bright lights of the remodeled Paseo. It took a few tries to get brave when I placed it near the water's edge, but it finally figured out how to ride the wave back out into the bay. It must've been wandering for a couple of hours before I found it quite far from any recently hatched nests. Apart from the big circus they put on at Playa La Ropa, the city's ecology department is apparently not doing its job to care for the sea turtles. The bright lights along the waterfront should never have been permitted.

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¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

High tide disappears all the natural pools at La Madera, but still a lovely morning in paradise!
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Las BendiZIHones de Nuestro Paraíso

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, November 18, 2021, 09:14 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias por la cancion, "Contigo." Las palabrabras son tan romanticas!

Hats off to boleros.

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Friday, November 19, 2021, 05:40 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

EXCERPT from Z Rob's post--->

..." Still can't for the life of me understand how millions of pesos could be spent building a walkway as wide as an interstate highway from the pier to the far end of Playa La Madera without one single trash bin. Do you think this is how the politicians justify changing a beach to "certificada" so that they must have trash bins? Truly disappointing. "

And totally absurd, as well.
There should be at least six of them placed at intervals on El Paseo del Pescador on the segment you mentioned.
Por ejémplo: Maybe three between el muelle y el Zócalo, y tres más desde el Zócalo hasta el Muséo.
Also ones that are relatively hygienic, meaning that they are lined with sturdy bags that are changed, as well as the trash bins being cleaned periodically.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:35 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On Playa la Ropa, in the Blue Flag area (from the Mercadito between The Thompson and Villa Mexicana north to the end) there are no trash cans. There used to be, and the remnants of the structure that was built to hold them is still there, but no cans. Occasionally there is a black plastic bag hanging on it.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, November 19, 2021, 14:21 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

On Playa la Ropa, in the Blue Flag area (from the Mercadito between The Thompson and Villa Mexicana north to the end) there are no trash cans. There used to be, and the remnants of the structure that was built to hold them is still there, but no cans. Occasionally there is a black plastic bag hanging on it.

Thanks for the observation, Ms. JohnnyOnTheSpot. :thumb:

Not good for their precious Blue Flag since trash cans at certain intervals are one of the requisites. Maybe they were stolen?

From the Blue Flag Guidelines Manual:

Criterion 17. Waste disposal bins/containers must be available at the beach in adequate numbers, and they must be regularly maintained. Waste disposal bins or litter bins (preferably with covers) should be of a suitable design and appearance as well as being functional. It is recommended that bins made of environmentally friendly products are used, e.g. bins made of recycled composite plastics or wood. There should be an adequate number of bins on the beach, and they should all be regularly maintained, well secured, and spaced appropriately. Individual bin capacity, the number of users on the beach and how frequently the bins are emptied determine the number and minimum space between bins placed on the beach. During the peak tourist season, the spacing between bins and the frequency of emptying should be adjusted as necessary.

OOOPS. Sounds like they're in violation and confident there won't be any Blue Flag inspectors (because it's all a scam to begin with).

FORfrigginEVER neighbors, visitors and locals have tried to help and have insisted the government place trash cans on La Ropa. For a while there were, usually overflowing, often ignored for days, sometimes weeks. Details like this expose the Blue Flag/Playa Certificada for the fraud that it is. While people are responsible for their own trash, even when they want to do the right thing the government makes it nearly impossible. I know if they really wanted to they could get this right. The same as I watched dozens of other small-town governments up and down both coasts of Florida and even on my former home of St. Croix go through the same growing pains. But here they've become so fixated on their own ambitions that they can't get important details like TRASH CANS right. Same goes for street gutters, public bathrooms, public parking, noise pollution and light pollution. We won't even discuss public safety (thank goodness the majority of people along the Costa Grande are mostly very good and decent people).

Why is it that things like garbage receptacles on beaches that should be considered NO-BRAINERS are too often practically impossible to get action on from politicians? Even when REQUIRED by their silly Blue Flag they can't get it right. Don't know whether to laugh or cry, but I am definitely gonna slug down a nice cold cerveza and fuggetaboutit.

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 14:29 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Definitely not stolen.

When this entire thing started, I read all the rules and regulations and figured it wouldn't happen because they wouldn't be able to meet the requirements, or at least maintain them. They don't except in the days before the annual inspection, which we are able to predict by what they are doing.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, November 19, 2021, 14:32 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Definitely not stolen.

When this entire thing started, I read all the rules and regulations and figured it wouldn't happen because they wouldn't be able to meet the requirements, or at least maintain them. They don't except in the days before the annual inspection, which we are able to predict by what they are doing.

Jejejejeje

You got it! Sounds like I'm not the only person onto their little scam fraud. :snicker:

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 14:53 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We just have to be really careful because of our location and what we do early mornings.

Anyone wants to raise hell, the information is easy to find.:devil:

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, November 20, 2021, 04:17 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Excerpt from Z Rob's post--->

...." But here they've become so fixated on their own ambitions that they can't get important details like TRASH CANS right. Same goes for street gutters, public bathrooms, public parking, noise pollution and light pollution. We won't even discuss public safety (thank goodness the majority of people along the Costa Grande are mostly very good and decent people).

Why is it that things like garbage receptacles on beaches that should be considered NO-BRAINERS are too often practically impossible to get action on from politicians?
Even when REQUIRED by their silly Blue Flag they can't get it right "

:megusta:

The local Gobiernos' absurdity in those "NO-BRAINER" issues is beyond comprehension.