Las Glorias, Sinaloa, Mexico is located about 500 miles due south of Nogales, Arizona, on scenic Mexico Highway 15. Since we are within the tropical zones, our climate is very mild. We basically have 2 seasons: wet and warm, dry and warm. Temperatures during the winter (the dry and warm season) range from 50 degrees to 80 degrees Farenheit (10-25 degrees Celcius). Absolutely beautiful -- about 8 months of the year. During the summer, the daytime temperature can easily reach 100 F (38 Celcius), but since this is also the wet season, the humidity hovers at about 80-90%, which makes it feel like the temperature is closer to 120F. At night, it cools off to a balmy 90 degrees. Pretty hot and sticky. Generally, though, the climate is very agreeable, and abrupt temperature changes don't happen. Warm in the winter; hot in the summer.
The main industries in our part of Mexico are fishing and agriculture. There is a large shrimp farm less than a mile from our house, and usually seafood is abundant and cheap. Corn is the main crop inland, but also grown are pineapples, tomatoes, beans, peppers, citrus fruits, lichis, mangoes and potatoes. Guasave, our municipio (similar to a county), is an agricultural hub. Migrant workers come from all over Mexico during harvest season to work in the fields. Tourism is beginning to become more prominent, but our colonia (a small village with only a few residents) still has the "small town" feel, and the tourists are usually only passing through en route to Mazatlan or other, more "touristy" destinations south.
Saturday, November 08, 2008