Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Barra de Navidad Sunset

Ron, Dora and I were over in Barra last night eating and meeting people we haven't seen since last year. Enough sand has returned that you can walk the beach at low tide. I'd only seen the destruction in bits and pieces but when you walk the whole beach it's pretty overwhelming. The good note is that Barra still has sunsets and the water is warm.

Barra Sunset with IPhone

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hurricane Jova Barra de Navidad 2011

Barra de Navidad Jalisco, Mexico was spared a direct hit from hurricane Jova, but did not survive without any wounds. The beach structures took most of the beating. Jova came by at a category 2 hurricane.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Barra de Navidad beach Sept 30

I dropped off two unwanted agave plants in Barra today and decided to give the beach a look. These are mid-day from Casa Chips looking in both directions

Friday, September 02, 2011

Beach erosion in Barra continues

As the passing storms and heavy waves continue over this unusual season, not only is the beach non-existent in Barra, but the beach restaurants and bars are taking a beating. Almost all are closed due to collapsing bulkheads, under minded floors or just the possibility.

A very sad season for Barra de Navidad

Foto posted on TomZap by Flick

Friday, June 03, 2011

Barra washing away?

Two weeks of heavy surf has done it's damage to the Barra beach. There is basically no usable beach the length of the waterfront. Even though the bulkhead still looks solid, water from waves breaking over the bulkhead washed the sand away below the tourist/police office at the head of the malecon. The next restaurant closer to town is also undermined ad has a collapsed floor. The restaurant is closed for safety reasons. The tourist/police office will probably be demolished in place and used for fill and foundation for the next building.

Almost no beach left

No sand behind the bulkhead

Remains of the last bulkhead

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The new Barra de Navidad statue

Bienvenidos a Barra de Navidad says the new statue at the entrance to Barra.

From the Guadalajara Reporter
Visitors to Barra de Navidad are now greeted by a new public sculpture featuring a marlin and sailfish, a tribute to the southern Jalisco beach town’s sport fishing tradition.

Made from fiberglass by Mazatlan artist Luis Zuniga Guerra, the work was funded by the Jalisco Department of Tourism, the Municipality of Cihuatlan and John Reed, a Canadian artist and longtime resident of Barra. The sculpture, which now adorns the glorieta at the entrance to town, is considered the largest marlin sculpture in the world, at over five meters tall. An application has been already been made for inclusion of this fact in the Guinness Book of Records.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Hector's Q Corner during Carnaval

This video is of a local corner bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. Usually a quiet little corner where locals and tourists take in quantities of beer. It's Carnival week here and things tend to get a little colorful.

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