Ay, ay, ay ay,

Canta y no llores. (1)

(Hey, don't cry, sing!)

Mexican flag

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

cement pier The fishermen's dock.

downtown house
shacks main street
This is the typical housing in Chacala today.

MANY people from more than a dozen boats pitched in with the townspeople this past November and December (1997). Here's a partial list.

me 3 workers
Working to finish the upstairs of Alicia's house.

anna & alicia Anna & Alicia taking a break.

worker Plastering the guest room walls.

more cement Mixing cement in the hot, hot sun.

anna & alicia Alicia's house nearing completion.

next house
Starting house 2 for Gabino and Maria.

Mar de Jade side Mar de Jade front
At the end of the Chacala beach is the medical clinic and retreat center Mar de Jade (Sea of Jade),

marc radiant A glow of satisfaction.

m&a Goodbye and good luck, Chacala.

point left Back to Espire's voyage of discovery.

(1) The opening quote is copyrighted material from the song "Cielito Lindo" by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes. Used here with thanks but without permission.

All images copyright © 1996, 1997 Anna & Marc Syvertsen.