Sunday, January 31, 2010

31 January 2010

We did our usual run out to the property with food and water. Since it was Sunday, the crew wasn't working. Some of them were waiting for a ride into town for their day off.
We met with Georg and Nathalie to go over plans for our trip to the Galapogos Islands. We'll head up to Guayaquil in Ecuador on Thursday, spent the night, and fly to the Island of Santa Cruz Friday morning. We will stay overnight there before beginning our cruise Saturday morning. We are going on a renovated pirate style sailing ship that accomodates up to twelve people. We'll cruise five days and four nights. At this point I'm not sure what a pirate style sailing ship is, but I am going to find out.
We had lunch with our friends Lucia, Feruque and son Feruque in Mancora. The restaurant next door to their apartment serves a traditional Sunday meal of roasted goat. It was very tender and very tasty. I had it with rice and beans; Doug had the goat with a tamale, plantain and rice.
Later in the afternoon, Doug went horseback riding with Caroline while I watched a movie and quilted. Jay cooked an incredible soup with carmelized onions, tomato, rosoto and rice. I made a tossed salad to go with it. As you might surmise, we are not lacking for good and plentiful food here. It is so nice to have so many choices and to experience so many different kinds of foods.

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