Bananas

Our second day anchored off Rio Cacique a local, paddling a wooden cayuca, stopped by with some fruit from his small farm.  Bill purchased half a stock of bananas from him, about 50 bananas.  Of course they were very green so we hung them in the cockpit from the mizzen mast.  Two days ago some of them started to yellow up and yesterday the entire group of bananas was yellow.  So now we are enjoying bananas in our morning oatmeal and liquados made by blending the bananas with another fruit juice to make a nice thick drink.

Bananas

There is a small village on the south end of Isla del Rey, mostly of fisherman but some of them have small farms up the Rio Cacique where they grow bananas, papaya and pineapple.  The cayucas can travel up the river but some of the farmers use motor powered pangas that can only get up the river at high tides, so they usually leave them anchored off the beach.

The weather here is still mostly calm but also mostly cloudy.  We get some sun each day and the occasional passing storm bring rain, wind and sometimes both.  This morning we were awoken at 4AM with strong winds and a following downpour of water.  Lanikai remains fairly clean as a result of the rains.