Monday in Playas
Osvaldo and Esperanza, the people we stayed with in Cuenca, had offered us mangoes from their place here in Playas. So this morning we set out to walk to their place (about 2 km along the road) and with only one wrong stop, found it. Carlos, the gate keeper, had been called by Osvaldo and was expecting us to show up sometime. So he let us in and he and his wife and son picked more mangoes for us than we could possibly eat in the time we have here. We walked back along the beach and the beach was pretty empty. The weekend crowds were gone...
We met with Nancy and Michaelangelo, friends of Roger's who do tours. They are going to take us out in a boat to see dolphins and go birdwatching tomorrow morning. They are very nice people and we had an interesting visit with them.
It has poured rain off and on today, even though it usually just rains at night here. When the sun came out after lunch, it was so hot and humid we came home for a siesta - which I think are just designed to get you out of the sun at the hottest part of the day.
While we were walking the beach after lunch, we saw a fisherman with his catch and his bargaining with a customer who wanted to buy some. We also watched a fishing boat being rolled up out of the water on big rollers. This is what they do when the day's fishing is done, get it up out of the water and above the high tide line. What a tough job, they are heavy wooden boats and it takes about 5 guys to get it out of the water.