Loc: Puerto Bolivar
Acc: Navy Puerto Bolivar
Dist: 0 km
Estimated landing: Isla Puna
Estimated starting time: Right after sunrise
Estimated landing time: Well before sunset
It was great to stay another day – I got all my chores done now and am reasonably relaxed. Thanks a lot to Teniente Ignacio Spaudo helping me all day with everything and driving me around in town! Another dentist in my long list of friendly helpers…this time one from the Navy. Good guys!
We were buying an adapter for my laptop, some good tropical local anti-itching remedy for skin rash, insect bites and sun burn, some waterproof sunscreen and a good soap for my skin every night We got my internet working on my phone, got my immigration stamp, sent off a parcel with some surplus things to Germany, worked on my kayak a bit and had a good talk with Port captain Jorge Durán about my progress and how the Navy can possibly help.
I’ll get a Navy escort boat tomorrow on crossing over to Isla Puna, as they suspect there are quite some pirates in the bay out of Guyanquil – being after the fishermen’s the catch of the day and their engines. I have none of that to offer, but maybe other interesting things…
This part of the journey is quite about organizing and logistics, the paddle itself is easy and the main problem is the heat and to keep my skin healthy. A safe campsite is always something to look out for carefully…
All in all not a very exciting day, but I got a good impression of the city, of it’s older traditional parts and the new part with shopping malls and the usual international outskirt outlets.