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  1. It will be nice to have it light earlier in the mornings. The last few days my dog and I have gone on our morning walks with a flashlight. Now others will find the dark evenings long.
  2. I would like to apologize for my last rather harsh post. Really I guess I was angry at myself and aging. I have been collecting information on the lake for 11 years-reports and scientific studies and observations. In the last 2 years I have moved several times and cannot find my collection of data. So several things I posted may have been incorrect. What really bugged me was someone saying he walks along the shore on a regular basis and it looks as high as usual. That is not possible as Conagau measures the lake level at 7 different locations daily and the level is way down and that is most li
  3. in that people seem to know nothing about seiches on lakes. Nothing to do with holy -just facts https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-48319-6. Someone post on here that the Conagua data was wrong because as he walked along the lake it looked high. Obviously a seiche. I spent my lat year at university studding Limnology and I see some really ignorant posts here about the lake.
  4. Maybe but mainly I hate ignorance and apathy. Maybe comments like the above is why many newbies never use this forum. Social media like Facebook are gradually replacing these forums.
  5. That is what boards are for. Many people haven't a clue what shape the lake is in and there are things we can do. Who says it is just for assistance? Wrong. Why can't it be one for knowledge also. bmh you are missing the point. It is going down much to early. There is very little here that we have control over but we can have input here.
  6. Were you, jmj21 trying to send me a message?
  7. That is certainly possible but not the whole picture. Lakes this size have seiches caused by wind and variations in atmospheric pressure. For example Lake Erie (which is much larger) has had seiches of 22 feet. Lake Chapala has had seiches of 30 centimeters-meaning water gets piled up in some areas and was 30 centimeters higher that the average. There used to be 22 stations around the lake to measure the water level as it can vary a lot from area to area depending on seiches. I don't know how many such stationsx there are now.
  8. Don't worry about it then-let others. The lake is not pretty high. Remember it is only about 31 feet deep. Where I come from a lake this wide would be hundreds of feet deep. It is after all Mexico's largest lake. Without the lake this area would just just be a series of scruffy towns. When I go NOB a common question. I am asked is how is the lake level.
  9. Yes, it depends on the flight. Earlier this year I flew Guadalajara to Vancouver in Business class. That section was 1/2 full but only one person right behind me and no on else in the row of 4 seats i was in.
  10. If you pick the right flight and price their is social distancing on the planes. Earlier this year I flew from Toronto to Puerto Vallarta in the business class section there were 18 seats and I was the only one in there. And the plane advertised a very good filtration system.When I flew Guadalajara to Vancouver later the business section was 1/2 full but only one person was immediately behind me and no one was in the 3 adjacent seats. After me at Vancouver customs came 90 Mexicans from the back of the plane. They were going there to pick fruit so I guess they got through okay.
  11. Each motel/hotel have their own policy. Best to check in advance what that is. I've been turned away from ones that weren't as clean as my dogs. In Culiacan the nicest one in town took dogs. Maybe because it is in an area for duck hunting and better off Mexicans travel there with their hunting dogs. In Durango a fairly modest motel said okay but... he showed me his mangled hand-caused by a dog. He pulled a rifle out from under the counter and said if either of mine caused a problem he would shoot it. There was not problem as my labs weer very amable. There was a list that a number of us made
  12. Yes,not a good portent for the Spring. The low levels in 2001-2003 started n the Spring. Maybe they haven't opened the dams on the Lerma river yet. A lot of development happening on the north shore of the lake. They are already fighting over who is to get access to the limited water supply.
  13. According to Conagua the lake level is dropping already. It is almost a meter lower that his time in 2018 and about 60 centimeters lower that this time in 2019. Not a good sign for the future. Normally the peak is reached in late late October or November.
  14. I looked at that one several months ago and wasn't impressed. Some of the suites were just a bedroom with no windows. That area of Chapala is quite poor and has drug problems. A facilitator gave me a tour of about 8 of them. Some in La Floresta were quite nice.The nicest one, I thought, was In San Juan Cosala. Next to the lake
  15. Maybe some of you aren't aware of the number of pesos crisis this country has had and the large amounts of money many people lost. https://www.nber.org/papers/w6516.pdfu
  16. But maybe one should focus on parent institutions as most Mexican banks don't have a very good reputations. Where is the backup? If you are just using a Mexican bank for it's ATMs and keeping most of you money out of Mexico it probably doesn't matter a lot. I first used Banamex then Bancomer and now HSBC as they give me the best deal.
  17. Bancomer is a relatively small bank and new but much larger than others. For nonmexicans their home country banks have a lot to do with Mexico.
  18. Who is forcing you to read it? What I am getting at is beware the smaller banks.
  19. That was not a real bank that failed in 1996 but Security Home Mortgage Corporation. As that article says "bank failures are rare in Canada"
  20. Most bank don't fail. Many have in the US and Mexico over the years. Rare for a bank in Canada to fail.
  21. The size of the bank doesn't matter so much as long as they still have your money. Smaller banks tend to fail.
  22. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., better known by its initialism BBVA, is a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain. It is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and is present mainly in Spain, South America, North America, Turkey and Romania. Wikipedia It is much smaller than HSBC The largest bank Lakeside is HSBC, second largest is Santander. I am not sure where BBVA fits in-it is a relatively new bank.
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