It's raining in Salvador
15 February 2012 | Salvador - Bahia Marina
With all the formalities taken care of we have started walking the streets and doing what the locals do. The best lunch so far was at a place called Havanna which caters for the working class and sells at a price per Kg. Wow, it’s so cheap and you have a choice so great that it will take quite some time to go through all the different dishes but boy can I guarantee you, the taste is superb and a meal for under SA R30.00 which includes a soda (no booze unfortunately) is hard to find anywhere
We are trying to go to a supermarket today but at the moment we are stuck in the boat with rain pouring outside. Not that we mind as it is washing off the desert dust from Luderitz
We bought some fresh fruit this morning which was quite a treat with the language barrier, but what we got tasted good and the price once again very cheap in Rand terms. We got bananas and Mango and then two other fruits which is un-known to us but tasty. Problem is that we do not know how to prepare or peel the fruit for eating and I sure look like a baboon breaking it open and just eating it
We are trying to work out what our plans and route will be from here as we have had so many reports from other yachties about French Guyana’s people trying to not hi-jack but threaten people to hand over valuables and money on the high seas on the approach to Suriname.
There is so much to see here and then there is the numerous islands in the Bahia area that we could quite easily stay 6 months. The hurricane season starts towards the end of May in the Caribbean so we will have to make plans whether to stay the full 6 months or maybe fly back home for a couple of months?? Time will tell
There has been no time to miss our family and friends but on a day like this we have time to reminisce and then the longing starts but I can assure you that when the rain stops , boy these sore legs will be in the streets again…….