Sunday, September 12, 2010

drained and dirty

News from Melaque.  The laguna has been drained.

Periodically, the dunes between the ocean and the laguna are breached to allow the lake water to flow out into the sea. The water.  The water hyacinths.  The sea lettuce.  And assorted bits of trash.

A friend informed me yesterday that the water in the laguna was drained, and our little inlet is bereft of water.  But there is still plenty of vegetation to be cleaned out.  The only problem now is working in the mud.  And it is a lot more difficult to work in that than in the croc-infested water.

There is no word on the young croc.  But they are resilient, and there is still plenty of water in the deeper part of the laguna.

I wish I had some photographs for you.  But, if you want photographs, my good friend Sparks has some for you.  What washes out of the laguna ends up on the beaches of Melaque.  Sparks has some great clean-up photographs.

Seven weeks from now, I will be able to give you my first hand observations.  It does not take long for the laguna to fill up -- and the water hyacinths to return.


- Mexican Trailrunner said...

Seven weeks and counting? Good for you, you'll be happy back at the beach.

Did you know that Sayulita and San Pancho and other little beach towns have almost all flooded and bridges all washed out. Many folks stranded in town. Lots of landslides on 200 in that area. for pics.

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

I meant the forum on

Steve Cotton said...

Mexican Trailrunner -- Almost 6 now. I have been reading on boards about the rains. Even La Manzanilla was hit moderately hard.