Extrodinary place again
another playground for the rich of Columbia to have a home, use very
infrequently, yet support a family who in turn looks after and caretakes the
house, not a bad exchange on both parts I suspect. But the whole place
looks like a film set it's very atmospheric. So the rich have unused homes on
the large Island on the coast or safely in the Mangroves.
Whilst the general population of the area are
squeezed onto an island about 500m x 500m. This is a hardcore fishing
economy the whole of the island. It's also an Island with a very large
population of young, all of who are learnt to bail, fish and use a paddle
in a dug out from a very young age.
footy with the local boys.
The enterance to the safe Mangoves is extremely
tricky so even with chanel markers, we suspect they're not really
there for our purpose so our eyeball need to be on high alert whilst threading
through the coral heads and the side of the island lagoon and anchored
surrounded by mangroves.
This is the chart we had to navigae with!!
We bought lunch in the form for a 4 lb Tuna for
less then you could buy a tuna steak at home, then the village
elder suggested his wife cook it for us. We were given a time to
return, venturing back into the village we met the said wife at the shop, all
very local hero. When we got back a table had been
set amongst the fishermen hang-out, we eat a good
old standard lunch of rice, Plantain, grated cabbage and fried
fish. Whilst it was lovely not to cook we felt a little
stung being charged $20 for lunch especially as we bought the fish
earlier and it seemed half the thing must still be remaining in a kitchen
somewhere. Thus beginning a new policy 'establish the
price before entering into an agreement' not rocket science
really, just proof we're not very
cross afer our rip-off lunch. Rather spolit the charm of the place for
Our masthead also got a huge visitation of