Acc: Navy room
Tomorrow’s estimated landing:
About 50 km further north afloat on the Navy boat
All morning I was busy with my update, editing pictures and talking to Peter, until Diego and Felipe took me to a great barbecue beach restaurant for lunch. We had carne asado (grilled meat), yam roots, salty potato and grilled banana with guacamole. All very tasty, nicely prepared and served! The meat on the sticks on the open fire was quite
a tasty sight!
We had a short walk on the beach, where I got treated to a fresh mango, and we were watching the preparations for the carnival fiesta going on on the beach. It was looking not much different than any big city party in our country – a huge stage with music, some drink sponsor displays, many food and drink stands, and people selling this and that. Still many, many armed soldiers everywhere. You are getting used to the sight and their presence…
The most fancy hotel on the beach provided me with fast internet so that I could upload and insert the pictures of the last days. Thanks! I was working for another three hours, then I was shopping with Felipe for some fresh mangoes in town and was searching for a whistle I had once lost on the beach of Galera. We could buy one from a policeman…thanks!
I replaced the worn straps of my backrest in my kayak, well assisted by about 8 guys out there on the watch on the bridge. Last but not least Contra Almirante Luis Tovar Neira presented me with a worthy multi functional pocket knife on a short visit at night. Thanks a lot for being so nice and attentive to me here in Tuimaco! I was never hosted better by any South American Navy! And never liked a city much better than I was ever expecting…