Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
BOCA DE IGUANAS, Jalisco, Mexico - We did a short road tour around the area today, including trip to an area called Boca de Iguanas, where tomorrow we hope to get a tour of some eco-friendly housing being built there. Despite my best efforts - and flashing a Reuters business card - the security guard kept telling us the site was private and it didn't matter who I worked for or why I wanted in.
Right near his post was a small flock of roosters who were equally insistent about not letting strangers past into their little corner of the beach. They weren't impressed with my Reuters' credentials either.
Back off, gringos...
We also checked out some houses along the beach, one that Admiral Fox had already seen and taken some photos of, others with neat gates and walls and ornamentation. There are some modest casas under construction but most look like the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
The beach house with the infinity pool had arguably the most classy front gate I have ever seen. We are wondering how much such a monster could cost.
One idea for an entrance
Sylvia and Pat at poolside
We also visited the Tenacatita Bay anchorage where cruisers anchor for extended periods, spotting a boat we have travelled with many times, Ladera Star. Already the anchorage is starting to clear out as boats make their way north to Mazatlan and across to the Sea of Cortez for the summer.
The tiny palapa where we spent many hours over the year has gone upscale, with new bathrooms and even an outdoor shower.