EXCLAMATIONS OF SPRING! BRILLIANT YELLOW BLOSSOMS OF PRIMAVERA TREES IN FULL BLOOM IN PASO ANCHO AND ALL OVER TOWN
FLORES AMARILLOS BRILLANTES DE LAS PRIMAVERAS - PASO ANCHO Y EM MUCHAS OTRAS PARTES
If you haven´t been keeping up with coronavirus for Puerto Vallarta, the financial mpact on a tourist town in a third world developing country has been devastating. Hotel occupancy is 0%.
As far health impact, confirmed deaths due to the pandemic for Puerto Vallarta, the number to date has been 11, for the state of Jalisco - 47 and for the neighboring state of Nayarit - 21. Due to low testing, these numbers may be much bigger than reported. Biggest killers for Mexico, with its estimated population of 129 million people, are diabetes (100,000 deaths in 2019), hypertension and obesity (100,000) in 2019.
|RESTAURANTE PARAISO MORO - PASO GUAYABITOS EN EL JORULLO|
Screeching green parrots fly overhead, butterflies in a variety of colors flutter nearby, and on the riverbank, a wood-seated swing on long ropes dangles from a large, shading guasamayeta tree next to the cuale river that spills over rocks and boulders on its way down to the bay. Other than the small staff at the restaurant, no sheltering in place or masks in sight at this rural setting.
|FRENTE DEL RESTAURANTE PARAISO MORO|
|CERQUITA DEL RIO CUALE - PASO GUAYABITOS|
Puerto Vallarta may relax some restrictions beginning this week. One misses the simple pleasures of rivers and beaches, walks on the malecón and families and friends.
|NORMALMENTE SE PUEDE NADAR AQUÍ - PASO GUAYABITOS - IN NORMAL TIMES, |
A GOOD SWIMMING HOLE
A few days later I was at Paraiso Moro when Mary Gayol and her husband, Manuel Zapeda of DOG FOR LIFE, brought half-a-dozen five-pound bags of Kirkland dog kibble for one of the waiters to distribute to hungry dogs down the road in paso ancho. During the coronavirus crisis, the charity has been installing dog feeding tubes in many colonias where there is a need. Tubes not possible for the paso ancho neighborhood due to high risk of cat and dog poisonings.
|JULIO Y MARY GAYOL DE DOG FOR LIFE - RESTAURANTE PARAISO MORO|
DOGS FOR LIFE ESTÁ REGALANDO ALIMENTO PARA PERROS EN VARIAS COLONIAS
On a low stone wall in gringo gulch overlooking the río cuale and in different locations on the island itself, volunteers distribute food twice a day for homeless cats. This goes on all year and has for many years. Notice right clipped ear indicating sterilization of cat in foreground.
|ALIMENTANDO A GATOS CALLEJEROS EN GRINGO GULCH - ARRIBA DEL RÍO CUALE|
Bo Jarnstedt - $50 US
Michael Turner - $50 US (monthly)
Connie Farion - $600 CA ($300 CA monthly)
PEACEANIMALS, A.C. RFC PEA140306l12