Tuesday, April 26, 2011

To market...to market

This morning, we were once again up bright and early to catch the 07:30 bus to the Chinandega market for more fresh fruits and veggies. And we thought the chicken buses in El Salvador and Guatemala were full. This one was even fuller. And a woman embarked with...yes...a chicken! Each seat was over capacity - I had 3 adults and 2 children on my seat. Jordan stood and watched as the fee collector instructed people to squish together even tighter so even more people could fit. And then he squirmed his way through the masses to collect all the fares. Unbelievable!

Watching the bus load before it was real full

We got everything we needed at the market and small supermarket after. A taxi ride back to the Marina was only $15 for a 45-minute ride, so we did that instead of the $1 and 2-hour over-crowded bus ride.

With groceries put away, we collected bags of more mangoes that had fallen from the trees on the Marina property and then had a quick swim to cool off in the pool. Then at 14:30, we untied our lines and sailed with SE winds ranging between 5 to 15 knots for the next 2 hours, then motored when they died.

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