Mexico Part 8: Swimming in the Contaminated Lake.

lunch lake

We stop for lunch in Ajijic for lunch.  That’s me, looking at the menu, deciding what to have.

Behind me there are a small group of people swimming in the lake.  We can hear them laughing and having a great time.

I wonder what will happen to them – will they get sick?  Now?  Later?

“Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink”  From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

With care and concern,

Dr. Bea



  1. Adriana-
    August 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Dear Bea, nice memories!! What an accurate quote to summarize Lake Chapala’s fate!! I do not understand how people could even put their feet in that contaminated, snake infested water, much less swim in it for so long. I think that they were in the water when we left the restaurant and I think that we were there for at least 1.5 hours I guess they do not know and as the said goes: what does not kill you makes you stronger!!

    Is there a Part 9? If so, looking foward to it!
    Kind regards,

    • Bea Mackay-
      May 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Lo Adriana, I have been rereading these blog posts about our time together and enjoying remembering it. I hope you are doing well and having more adventures. B