A street vendor in Chapala provides a complete natural pharmacy with herbs from the
The main streets in Chapala were once an obstacle course of vendors, signs and shoppers, though
that is prohibited on the main street now.
A cloudy day in rainy season -- but look! There is a little water near the beach at Chapala... taken 23 September 2003.
Next to the pier, vendors set up tents to sell food, and a bunjee-jump device, on what
used to be part of a baseball field -- everything beyond second base is now under water.
As soon as the water came back to the beach in Chapala, so did the Lirio (actually
water hyacinth). Clearing the beach is an ongoing battle.
Unbelievable as it may seem, this is not an historic photo, but shows Chapala's beach
as it appears today -- the lake is 40% full, far more water than it has had for the
past few years... taken 8 October 2003, just two weeks after the other photo of that spot
on this page!