Who needs girl friends or wife's ... We can also manage home (boat) duties
.... The last two days were quite busy.
First general cleaning and laundry duty on board and in the water scrubbing
the hull. Thomas was on all fours
scrubbing the toilet while Lars was working on his bubo sterilising holder
and pump ...... In the meantime the
washing machine was running two loads ... Nice smelly sheet
Thomas cleaning the bottom
During our thorough cleaning we found undesired passenger onboard from
Sweden and Spain hiding in the
Nudles & Pepparkaka. We needed to exterminate them and it will
require an in-depth pest control over the next days.
Inspecting the dry foods
After hiring local knowledge we made it into the Massangana river
mouth for our second night at Suape.
Getting in was a slow and zig-zag effort and we hit ground several
times during low tide.
Our plot with 4 groundings
So we waited for today for the pilot and high tide.
We did some exploring up the river today with the dinghy before
we stopped for lunch .... See pictures below.
As a reward ,we took the dinghy for lunch at Bar do Eloy for a highly
recommended Fritada de Aratu with ice cold beer.
See recipe at the link below.
To hungry for pictures
The small Aratu Crab (Brazil)
waters of the coastal lagoons in the state of Sergipe, north-east Brazil, have
always been a rich source
species of crab. The inhabitants of these rural areas, often employed by rich
landowners in the
plantations, gain essential nutrition from crab fishing in these mangrove-lined
the lagoons in the area of Santa Luzia do Itanhy are the habitat for the Aratu
a small crab
with tasty delicate flesh. This crustacean belongs to the Grapsidae family and
in holes in the sand of the shoreline or inside branches in the dense
vegetation. Fishing for Aratu
has always been
a women’s activity: they would set out for the lagoon in the morning and once in
traditional songs to draw the crabs into special wooden traps. The women then
returned to the village in