Saturday, October 22, 2016

Something new for Barra

No this is not a Tuk Tuk in India. Something new in Barra de Navidad. Pretty cool. Wonder if it's part of the taxi fleet

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Earthquake anniversary

Temblor damage in Barra

October 9th is the anniversary of the 1995 big earthquake. I don't know what that building was but it's gone. The big Hotel Tropical next door was damaged also. Doesn't compare to Casa Grande Hotel (Hotel Melaque) damage but happened the same day.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Barra gets a new road

Didn't ever think I'd see a real paving job on the road to Barra but here it is. Usually it's just filling potholes

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Surf in Barra yesterday

We got wet on this one

Towards Melaque

Lorena's foto in front of the church

We wer over in Barra using the ATM machine and decided to check out the beach. Sea level was very high and waves were some of the largest I've seen. The first foto got us wet and Nahima (5 years old) went running.  Lorena took the last foto in front the church.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sisters need school supplies

My neighbors
Nahima and Yare school fund

I'm going to help but need help helping. Both need backpacks (mochilas) and the older needs lots of notebooks. Nahima just graduated from Kinder so needs a first grade uniform and shoes. Yare needs another uniform after two years. Both Yare and Nahima are doing well in school

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Day in Barra

The girls wanted to go over to Barra, see the new Malecon and swim in the lagoon. I was still feeling dizzy (mareado) so I just sat on the beach. Forgot to charge my camera so only got these two fotos. The next day Lorena showed me some bites she got in the water. Never heard of that before and they were bites, not stings. The ocean side was way too rough so we stayed away.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Cancha de Futbol

Barra's new soccer field

Barra gets a new soccer field very similar to the one in Melaque. Eventually will have Astroturf and probably some bleachers for fans. Not quite sure why because they had a couple nice grass fields.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Barra de Navisad new Malecon

The walk

The pier

Rumor has it that they are finishing the work. Guess we'll see how "the wall" holds up in storms rather than sand and rocks. I didn't see how deep the foundation is or if it could be undermined.  

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Barra salt production ?

Who would have thought

La salinera en Barra de Navidad 1972

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Better look at the Barra Malecon

A different approach
Lets build a wall

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Barra Malecon

Looks like they are redoing the whole thing ..... and a wall instead of a sand dune.   Gotta get over and check it out.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Barra Beach from Bananas

For those of you up North in the cold. I'm always amazed the color of the ocean in Barra. Only occasionally do you see this in Melaque. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fundraiser for Barra Kinder

Mexican night at Maglitos to raise funds for kindergarten Barra de Navidad

A donation of 250 pesos includes: Chicken fajitas dinner and a beer

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Carnaval starts this weekend

Rey Momo and Reina extranjera  this weekend

RC and the Pacemaker

We will be playing in the Barra de Navidad jardin this Friday at 7:00 to kick off the foreign Rey Momo and Reina extranjera competition.

Come on out and support the town and have a lot of fun in the process!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Fixing the Malecon but not the beach

A rather large section of the Malecon washed away during Hurricane Patricia. That section was just over that small wall and it took a lot of the bricks out in the pedestrian area. It's been extended at least 5 meters beyond where it was before.

The beach remains a mess but at least the buildings are protected with the rocks. The blue water in Barra always amazes me compared to Melaque.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Carnaval 2016 - Festival Costalegre

Carnaval 2016 - Festival Costalegre
Musica Sol y Mar
February 4th to the 9th

Sorry it's hard to read but maybe if you download it

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Colores y Sabores

Better late than never

Music, food and dance
On the Plaza in Barra de Navidad
Starts at 11 AM

Thursday, January 28, 2016


del 4 al 9 de Febrero.
Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, México.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Carnaval Costalegre 2016

Rey Momo and Reina Extranjera
Back Stage Bar - Barra de Navidad

Get ready for a crazy time. The Gringo King and Queen is just a small part of Carnaval because the whole community participates in the parade and parties or they turn out to watch. I also have no idea how the King and Queen get elected.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

El Horno Frances

Without Glen sitting in front

Amid a conversation on Tomzap about a new bakery in Melaque who makes mostly sweets and no French bread the owner of El Horno Frances in Barra reminded us that they have it. I bought a baguette there some time ago but never have seen a fat loaf of French bread. I'll check closer next time.

They are located at 25 Lopez de Legazpi which is next to the entrance to the Alondra Hotel pool.
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