Arlete and Dick like bicycle touring, sailing, travel and having new adventures.
Friday, March 2, 2012
At the panga dock
Weekends are especially busy at the panga docks. People come to fish, have picnics, and maybe to have their picture taken on a boat.
This group taught me the phrase uno por uno - "one by one." Being energetic boys, I constantly encouraged cuidado, despacio. "Be careful. Go slowly."
L-R: Dick, Ruben, Ernesto, Carmen, Lupita, Monica, Carmelita, Crucita. Ernesto came to the boat a couple of days ago and introduced himself. He explained that his family was having a picnic at the end of our dock and invited us to eat with them. His "wok" was a cast iron pan set on a wheel fueled by propane. He'd already cooked potatoes and onions and moved them to the outside edge. The fish just entered the hot oil, warming the tortillas came last. Then came ceviche de calamar y pulpo (squid and octopus) served on tostadas. Delicioso! Saboroso!
We invited them for coffee and to see the boat. Lupita was so excited. She said she'd only see yachts in movies, but had never been on one. Lupita and Ruben were in Guaymas for the funeral of Carmelita's husband