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Beautiful Sunsets, Tons of Fish, Lots of Tourists--People are Happy at the Coast!

We've just had one of the biggest runs of fish that we have seen in almost three years of watching the ocean.   There is a reason that the dolphins have been hanging around all week--lots of food!

But...that's not all!  With big fish runs, there are jobs for almost everyone.  Almost every fishing boat was out in the water, and all the fish processors were running full out...

There are more Truck-boats out also, and this means that all the men who are terribly underemployed, can get a half day's work pulling on the line that brings in the net to the beach.       

This group was right in front of our house, and when the net came in, it took almost three hours to empty it.  Fish trucks were actually commuting past us on the beach, as they carried load after load.  This gives the men money in their pockets, and gives all the locals a pretty big bag of fish to carry home.

 

This is what a huge haul looks like--now they must load the truck bucket by bucket...

  

 

 

Lots of fish to go around...

 A couple of sunsets to brighten your mood...

 

 And...Montanita has seen a real upsurge in tourism, even though it is now our cooler off-season.  So...even the restaurant and hostel people and the street vendors are getting a little jingle in their pockets...

Posted on Fri, July 30, 2010 at 06:55AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

Great post Bob! Amazing amount of fish.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Watson

Wow, I could almost smell the fish, I bet there are some awesome fish chefs in that town!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kimbler

Hi Nancy...thanks for the nice words...coming from a highly skilled blogger, such as yourself, they mean a lot...
Bob & Rox

July 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

Hi Karen...Thanks for writing...Pescado Apanado (friend whitefish with fried and breaded bananas) was the meal that I first fell in love with, when we arrived in Ecuador. I would say that every household makes this dish, and each mother teaches her daughters how to make it right. The chefs in the restaurants don't change the recipe much...

Bob & Rox

July 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

The sunset with the overhanging palms is picture book perfect. You should enter it in a contest. No wonder your art work at the condo is so intriguing. You guys have a great eye for good art.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Mola

Hi Jim...you are too kind!!! Thanks a lot for the encouragement and the kudos...
We hope that a gentleman, such as yourself, will find Cuenca so enticing , that he puts down roots--we need more like you!!!

Bob & Rox

August 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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