Exploring Ashore and Buying Fish
13 March 2018 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama
We went ashore to check out Rio Cacique, a small river on Isla del Rey, but found it too shallow to be navigable. Exploring the sandy beach, we found two old dugout canoes on shore, one in use with plastic bags plugging holes in the bottom The rustic paddle would have been used for polpulsion A few white ibis, a curlew, and a willet waded along the river bank. A tiger-heron flew up into a tree. At 10:45 we weighed anchor . Soon at a little fishing village, Esmeralda, we purchased two fish after hailing a fisherman. After lunch on board we left for Isla San Jose. Another fisherman roared up to us after rounding the Cape in hopes of selling us another fish. We figured the word got out quickly among the village after George paid $20.00 for our fish. We shared a bottle of water with this enterprising fisherman, and continued on to Isla San Jose.