Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
The bottom foto looks at part of the Playa de Coco peninsula, an area that comes into conflict between the states of Jalisco and Colima because the Marabasco river is the border ... and it changes course between summer and winter. Often in the rainy season the river will enter the ocean near Manzanillo airport because of the large amount of water. During the dry season there is only seepage on the Colima side and the river heads for Barra.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Barra de Navidad, Costalegre, Jalisco, Mexico
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Marcos showed up about the time we decided to go to the lagoon in Barra de Navidad. Evidently these little drifting creatures end up along the beach due to wind and wave action and don't make it into protected areas like the lagoon.
So we had to rent a table and pay for parking near the Barra swimming beach ... but it's great for the kids and even Mia (3 years) could flop around in the shallows. Bring your own beer and food ... and mangoes on a stick are only 5 pesos.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We were surprised to see a large brick yard just beyond the highway and I attribute it's size to all the construction in the area. At least 8 groups were working on their own bricks and ovens. It's located in a river bed that must have some clay in the dirt used. All materials used are found there except the Cocos to fire the ovens
The new highway wasting away
The brick yard - building an oven ( horno )
Drying tiles before they are fired
Jaluco, Costalegre, Jalisco
Friday, April 25, 2008
1564 - All the zone between ports of Navidad and Salagua (Manzanillo) (In line for supply routes to; Autlán, Ameca, Zapotlán, Amula, Tuspa, Tamazula, Guadalajara, Towns of Avalos, etc.) existed from the activities connected with the construction of ships for the trip to the Philippines. On November 21st, 1564, Miguel Lopez Legazpi, with the title of "Adelantado," along with the friar Andrés de Urdaneta, sailed from Puerto de Navidad to colonize an archipelago in the Far East. Legazpi named the archipelago FILIPINAS in honor of Felipe II, then king of Spain. In 1571 he founded Manila as its capital.
Costalegre Jalisco Mexico
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Barra de Navidad, Costalegre, Jalisco, Melaque
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saludos desde Barra de Navidad Jalisco!
Nuestro ballet folklórico se inició apenas hace dos años. Somos un grupo independiente sin padrinos ni patrocinadores, por esa razón, notarán que a veces usamos vestuario improvisado. Sin embargo, no nos faltan las ganas de aprender y de tratar de bailar a la pefección. Hemos participado en las Fiestas de Octubre de Guadalajara dos años consecutivos y nos ha ido de maravilla.
Greetings from Barra de Navidad Jalisco!
Our folkloric ballet group was founded two years ago. We're an independent group. We don't have any sponsers; consequently, you will notice that sometimes we use improvised outfits. However, we have the desire to learn and dance close to perfection. We have participated two consecutive years in the October Festival in Guadalajara and we were successful in both ocassions.
*** This week only ***
When: Saturday January 26th
Where: Barra de Navidad square
Time: 7:00 p.m.
What: A festival to benefit the “Ballet Folklórico Xalixco de Barra de Navidad.”
This dance group needs your help to buy a wardrobe from the State of Chiapas. As you know the “Ballet Xalixco” is an independent group that survives with the efforts of the parents of the young members as well as with the good will of people like you. You see them at the Barra square at least 3 times a week putting their heart and effort in learning dances from old Mexico. In spite of its financial limitations, the group is now considered the best in the region and one of the best in the State of Jalisco. Don’t let the ballet remain stagnant with a reduced number of dances with the limited wardrobe that it currently owns. There will be typical Mexican food, beverages and we hope to sell beer and shots of tequila. Of course there will be dances performed by the members of the ballet. Come and enjoy Mexico as it is intended to be enjoyed and while enjoying the performance of these great dancers you help the group buy new outfits.