by Ziggys pal
We moved to our Beach Home in 2000. This is how it went
|Rain washing down the slopes to the Estero, (estuary) causing the water to build up and pound against the beach, from the rear. At the same time, the surf pounding from the west, the ocean side, The water from the Estero and the waves from the ocean getting closer by the wave. Suddenly the estero water breaks through. The beach that separated the Estero from the ocean is gone. The pent up water, with all the garbage collected from the hills, rushed trough the new opening and adds more water to the ocean. As soon as the water from the Estero, reaches it's natural limits, the waves from the ocean fills the Estero with salt water. This, now Brackish estuary, will serve as a breeding ground and nursery for the ocean fish, that now can swim into it. An infinite number of fry, will provide sustenance to other fish, shore birds, a few small mammals, and hungry local fishermen as an addition their meager protein diet.
This scene greeted us as we arrived at our new home in Mexico. A small town about 20 miles from Zihuatanego We sold our home in Bainbridge island Washington, Purchased a an ocean front lot, in Buena Vista, and hired a local architect to design and build us a home on the beach.The whole process took a little more than a year, The house is lovely, and strong, and would serve for a long time, we thought.