Day 85 Ecuador- Almuerzo and swim time

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Another hot one today, but maybe not as humid. Heidi and I were going to go to the market, but by the time we were ready to do that it had heated up outside pretty good. We decided to go tomorrow instead, but much earlier.

Heidi went to some rehab for her shoulder and arm. They used the TENS unit on her and it seemed to help. When she was finished, Easton and I met up with her and went to our post office box to check for any mail or packages. Nothing yet. Afterward we crossed the street to go to a restaurant for Almuerzo, the daily lunch special that most restaurants have, and it isn’t listed on the menu.

Almuerzo is lunch in Spanish. It usually only costs $3.00 or less. It starts with a soup, usually made with whatever fish was caught that morning; then served with a plate of breaded fish, or some kind of chicken or beef, along with rice, patacones (mashed and fried green bananas), and a glass of juice.

After the fish soup,we ordered the chicken which came in some type of barbecue sauce. It was really good. We also got some pasta salad in addition to the rice and patacones. Our bill for the three of us was $10…and even at that we may have been “gringoed”. It is definitely a great value for lunch!

Later in the afternoon, Heidi, Easton, and I all went for a swim in the ocean. The water was super warm with cooler undercurrents periodically passing through. It was absolutely fantastic.

Heidi has been swimming in the ocean waves more consistently in the afternoons. She and a couple of her friends meet and swim together. Today Easton and I went with her. The waves were fun, crashing over us as we dove under them to avoid being hit.

There are things swimming in the water, and because of the darker color of the ocean water from the river spilling into it, you can’t see things. Heidi had something poke her arm, which was probably a fish. I got stung by a jelly fish.

It was the first time I have been stung. It must not have been a very large jelly fish because I only had a small swelling of marks. 20160405_165741 They looked like mosquito bites all in a row on my wrist (top of wrist in this pic). It was a very strange feeling when it happened. It felt very much like getting zapped by an un-grounded appliance or something.

When I got stung we had been out playing in the waves for about an hour, so after the sting we decided to get out in case there was a bloom of jelly fish floating by.

Tomorrow Easton and I are headed to Puerto Lopez with some friends from here. The plan is to go on a fishing outing, maybe snorkel, on Thursday and then head back to Bahia on Friday. Heidi is staying home to take care of Keeper, who is getting better but still on antibiotics and not eating regularly yet.

This should be a fun couple of days. I’ll let you know!

Chao.

 

 

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  1. Gayla Hanna April 6, 2016
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