You would think with as many statues in Mazatlan dedicated to the Mermaid there would be no shortness of mermaid tears on the beaches??
But in the last couple of years they have been on the scarce side. I know this because every time LW and I spend time at any of the beaches in or around Mazatlan I always take a walk on the beach with my eyes glued to the sand. I am card carrying Stasher you know :) Once you realize that the shells on the beach are always there and you don't have to haul home every shell you pick up "cuz well you can never be to sure you will find a whole one like this" you become a might picky. Okay well LW probably is still waiting for me to get to that stage :) But you do get a might bit picky. No cracked, broken, or partial shells.
But when it comes to Mermaid tears... Calling them pieces of sea glass or beach glass just doesn't do justice to such beautiful gems, do you think??
Well you never leave a found mermaid tear unless it needs to go back in the ocean for a few more years of polishing. The first couple of years you could plan on finding a nice handful each time you looked. But these last 4 tide/cycle seasons have been a bust. I went MONTHS like 6-7 without finding one little piece :( I had given the kids all of my stash when they came to visit, because it was easy enough to build it back. So that meant I've had none all this time. Until yesterday!!! It's back, look at all I found on just a short piece of beach!!
Notice a very common color missing... brown?? I know many people don't collect brown because it's so plentiful, but here for what ever reason it's not. Go figure in the home of Pacifico beer you'd think there would be tons?? :)
But then those scarce colors like very light aqua are very common. Know why?? Maybe because Coke still comes in bottles here.
Besides them making awesome Mermaid tears, the coke in the bottles here is the BEST in the whole world. No kidding, Coke made and bottled in Mexico is the same secret recipe but the ingredients are different. In the Northern Lands because of an over abundance of corn syrup it's what is used as the sweetener. Here the sweetener of choice is from the sugar cane plant. And believe me cane sugar makes a huge difference in the taste. In fact for years little Mexican grocery stores in the States have been importing it. But I noticed that the last time I was up north Mexican coke is catching on and expensive import markets and chi chi restaurants are advertising it. But boy oh boy is it expensive up there!!
Hmmmmm all this talk about ice cold coke has made me a might parched. I think it might be time to bid you all farewell and head to the kitchen for a "Coca con mucho hielo" (coke with lots of ice) Say the word yellow fast and that's close to pronouncing hielo. H in Spanish is not pronounced. :)
Have a most audacious day or evening my Bloglandian friends depending on where in the world you are ;)