These photos are also from Chico's, taken on New Years Day.
There seem to be fewer beach vendors than I remember from last year. But maybe that’s because I am not living under a ramada on the beach this winter. And more and more people are taking their trash with them. Or at least taking it off the beach. Last night I was walking home from Majahua. I was picking up plastic trash below the high tide line. When my arms were full, I asked a family sitting on the beach if they had a bag I could use for the trash. And, lo and behold, they had a real trash bag, already half-full of trash. And not only that, their two teenage boys were cleaning up a whole stretch of the beach. They were from Guadalajara, and spoke a little English.As I walked along, everytime my arms were full of trash, I asked a family on the beach for a bag. And all but one family had some sort of trash bag. And they were policing up their picnic areas. I can’t tell you how different it was from last year. When people didn’t even want a trash bag if someone offered it too them. I think the school and government are promoting litter-consciousness this year. It was an amazing change, for the better.