Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tropical Storm Sandra

Maybe the last of the season and it should affect this area very little. Baja and the Mazatlan area may not be so lucky.

From the Weather Underground
If Sandra does form this week, it will join last week's Tropical Storm Rick as one of the latest-forming tropical storms in the history of the Eastern Pacific. Since accurate records began in 1949 (with higher-quality satellite records beginning in 1971), the Eastern Pacific has seen only five tropical storms form after November 18: December 5, 1983 (Winnie), November 27, 1971 (Sharon), November 27, 1951 (Unnamed), November 20, 2011 (Kenneth), and November 19, 2015 (Rick). None of these storms hit land. If 91E becomes a tropical storm and hits land, it will be the latest landfalling Eastern Pacific storm on record.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kaimurasaki Japanese restaurant

Kaimurasaki, the Japanese restaurant in Melaque is open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 - 4:00 (more or less). They moved off the highway a couple of years ago. Their new location is in just a bit from "Botanero Row," on the Obregon side. It's a nice, cool, outdoor patio, away from the exhaust fumes of big trucks and buses.

They have a new menu with many a la carte items. In addition to our old favorites, our new favorites are: cream croquettes (not the dense potato-y ones you may know, these are light, creamy concoctions with tasty shrimp inside,) Kaimurasaki salad (HUGE salad with different greens and other veggies, seaweed, tofu and crunchy fried vermicelli on top, dressed with their homemade sesame dressing. Mmmm!) For a light and inexpensive meal, go for miso soup and onigiri (rice balls) -- the "plain" one is made with ume-shiso (pickled plum and perilla) flavored rice and the filled one is white rice with a fried shrimp (a real Japanese version of the crunchy shrimp roll North Americans know.) We haven't tried the teriyaki tofu steak yet but it should be a welcome dish for vegans/vegetarians getting tired of frijoles.

Wednesdays and Saturdays seem to be the busiest days.

Borrowed from a post on TomZap
Since Kyoto has closed

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sun after a good rain

I heard distant thunder last night but not the rain. Everything was still dripping at 7 this morning so the rain must have all been in the AM. Those snags on the bottom is what most of our skyline looks like after Hurricane Patricia.

Not really connected to Tropical Storm Rick but both are part of the Jet Stream activity. Weather Underground says a chance of another storm forming next week in the same area.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cuchillo the bike mechanic

Mechanico de bicis

A nearly Norman Rockwell scene ... especially with the dog. Cuchillo lives across the street and is always helping the neighborhood kids. His wife is sewing up some of my torn sheets and pillow covers. If it's 100% cotton, repair it if you can.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cabo Blanco rebuilt

Cabo Blanco beach restaurant in west Melaque that was reduced to a cement slab by hurricane Patricia will be open for business again this week.  Some restaurants are not recovering as fast and some not at all.

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