Shopping

Here in Golfito there are three mini-mart type stores; although many of the same items are found in all of the stores, other items are found in only one.  So shopping requires stops at all three.  We do not visit all of them on the same day because once we are loaded down we return to Lanikai to deposit our purchases and one trip per day is plenty in this heat!

There is also a “vegi truck” that stops in front of Land Sea three times a week.  It is a small pick up truck loaded with local vegetables.  We purchase our fresh vegetables, tomatoes, avocado, onion, carrots and really sweet peppers directly from the truck.  He also occasionally has apples, melons, cabbage and other goodies.  They are all fresh from the farms and very tasty as well, and we do not have to carry them from in town.  Food is much more expensive here than in Panama but not quite as much as state-side, although I was really shocked at the price of chicken…very high.  Chicken is usually cheap in Latin America so I will wait until the next country to pick up more chicken.  Beef is not a bad price here.

We have finished replenishing our stores and the boat is again ready for travel, but we will stick around here for a few more days so that Bill can get his WiFi antenna up on the mizzen mast where it belongs.