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by BobIr ⌂ @, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Friday, March 04, 2011, 16:04 (3145 days ago)

After a week of sorting thru all the photos we came back with from our two weeks in Zihua, I've finally got a finished album on my SmugMug site.

It includes pics from trips with "Sharkboy", Hunter-Mex, Jamie and my scuba dives with Zihua Aquadivers.

Our tans are fading, but not all the memories of another great visit, our 19th in 22 years. The more we come down the more we find to do and the more great people we get to meet. Already have a good start on savings for next years trip.

Here's the link to this years album. Feel free to check out our other photo albums too.

http://bobmillie.smugmug.com/Vacation/Zihuatanejo-Feb-12-26-2011/16031441_swio2

Until next year, I'll have to settle for keeping in touch through this board. Thanks Rob for the great service.

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by MN Nice @, MN, Friday, March 04, 2011, 16:59 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

Thank you for sharing, great pics

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by Dave, Friday, March 04, 2011, 21:20 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

Great show. Obviously took a fair amount of time to put together. Thanks.

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by judi in OKlahoma, Friday, March 04, 2011, 21:36 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

Really nice, thanks!
How big *was* that seahorse?

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by BobIr ⌂ @, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Sunday, March 06, 2011, 14:00 (3143 days ago) @ judi in OKlahoma

Not good at eyeballing, but would guess 8 or 9 inches long. Had his tail wrapped around a rock.

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by Bill @, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, March 04, 2011, 22:49 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

Thanks for sharing the fantastic photos.

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Friday, March 04, 2011, 22:55 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

Well, Bob. you are now on my list of people who do great photo reporting. It was just wonderful. Thanks.

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by Hunter-MX ⌂ @, Troncones, Gro. Mexico, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 07:49 (3145 days ago) @ BobIr

I enjoyed the photos almost as much as I enjoyed your company. I love it when I see people come here and really experience the place beyond the beach, pool, bar, eat and repeat thing...

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 09:46 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

Wow! That has got to be one of the best photo tours I have ever seen of anyplace, especially of the Zihuatanejo area! Just superb! Your descriptions are terrific. Very helpful, interesting and informative.

The fish in Avi's net is called a "lisa", a type of small mullet often used as bait.

You can probably upload your video to Facebook or YouTube as is. They run a compression filter on videos to shrink them down to a more manageable size, though the quality will be better on Facebook than it will be on YouTube.

In your photo of the video store I'm sure you noticed the "Avispón Verde" (Green Hornet) and other new releases. Piracy is alive and well in the mercados of almost every city, town and village of Mexico.

Thank you so much!!!!

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by BobIr ⌂ @, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Saturday, March 05, 2011, 15:44 (3144 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I choose not to make any mention of priated movies. We noticed last year some just released movies, including "Avitar", on the stands. Thought I'd put the photo up and see if any one up here recognized the cover even if the couldn't read the Spanish titles.

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 15:46 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

I am a little surprised that you can find movies that have not even been in the theaters yet. They have quite a network going.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 21:49 (3144 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

It's no different than in the US or Canada.All you need is a good internet connection and time and you can download most movies before they are in the theatres,usually at least 4-6 weeks ahead and sometimes a few months early depending on the type of release they get.Folks download full DVD version with DVD covers and if you have the right equipment,you can burn to DVD hundreds a day and make a good profit.Mexico produces a fair amount of these but if you ever go to China,it is mind boggling the quantity of that there.Although they have police raids regularly,it's only a small percentage that gets confiscated.In Mexico,I'm not sure what the laws are and how they are applied but they were readily available in several open markets a few months ago at 1/5 of the US cost.

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by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Sunday, March 06, 2011, 08:02 (3144 days ago) @ cd69

For people like me who are electronically challenged in the first place it would be impossible. Thanks for the lesson though.

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by kmlewis, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 13:38 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

Thanks for posting your pictures. We just got home last night from 10 nights at the Irma. (we met hanging at the pool one day) the 2nd day of vacation my camera died! so your pictures were great! love that city, love that hotel and all the regular guest which stay there. so much fun to visit with everyone. looking forward already to 2012 and our 3rd visit to the Hotel Irma! see ya then, we'll be in room #5!

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 13:55 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

Really enjoyed your pix, Bob! What a good eye you have (and, obviously, a lot of patience to get all those great critter shots)

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by NoName @, Vancouver Island, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 19:19 (3144 days ago) @ JeffMN

I LOVED cruising through all your pictures. What a great visual report. You could not have "said" it any better. I can bet it was not so easy heading home after that beautiful journey:star:

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by zbee @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 19:30 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

Great pictures! The fish that Carlos did not know the name of on page 4, is locally known as "Lupon". Stay away from the spines on it's back,they are known to cause a nasty fever for a couple of days.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Saturday, March 05, 2011, 21:52 (3144 days ago) @ BobIr

What a great photo slide!We were there about the same time and I was at the Sun and Moon but I don't think I saw you guys although it looks like we did a lot of the same stuff.I will have to download my pictures soon and edit and see how well I did with my new DSLR but it's a learning curve and I think I have some catching up to do after looking at a talented guy like you.Keep up the good work and see you next year!