Monthly Archives: March 2012

Golfo de Tehuántepec – the infamous 250 mile crossing

Force 8 (=gale) winds from the North 140 days/year – about the same rate as the waters round Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos)  is explanation enough for the reputation…. So, what causes these local gale-force winds then?   Let’s look … Continue reading

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Two Nuggets from the Gold Coast

*The archeological site Petatlán and the ´cigar-maker/tortilla baker´couple. When in Zihuatanejo, where the former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme is honoured by a big plate on  a concrete foundation, we just happened to be in the main Plaza one night … Continue reading

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The Mexican Gold Coast

consists of the Pacific mainland coast between Manzanillo and Huatulco. I thought that the reason for the ‘Gold Coast’ name was because of fancy hotels, condominiums and other ‘developments’ in accordance with several other ‘gold coasts in various parts of … Continue reading

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