On Saturday 29 November the Sports Day event held at the mouth of the arroyo was well attended – in the region of 500 signed in and received their souvenir Riviera Nayarit Tourism tshirt. The pre event beach clean up scheduled for 8 am didn’t happen for a couple of hours, following upon the requisite speeches, including from Bahia de Banderas President Jorge Gomez Perez. Mention was made that everyone should come to enjoy the beach, from all the towns and villages – and also to help keep it clean. Credit was given to those who already are in the cleaning network, including of course Amigos de Bucerias. Games were played; music was played – LOUDLY and definitely aimed at the younger age group. It’s mooted that this will become a monthly event, so we need to coordinate cleanup schedules.
Our new Bucerias town mayor, Tony “Veneno” was there. His red party had double the votes of the green party, maybe something to do with his nickname? He assumes office on 01 January and we are looking forward to a good working relationship between his office and Amigos.
There had been a similar event last year and afterwards the piles of rubbish lay awaiting collection for days and days, bags split open by animals and rubbish strewn around. We bagged it all up again and hustled and hassled until eventually someone came along and – set fire to it! Terrible black smoke and smell of burning plastic! So, on Sunday, expecting the worse, I went to inspect the arroyo/beach and found… no rubbish at all! Well, ok, just one pair of forgotten, very dirty, socks.