As nature intended
Trip Start Jan 04, 2010
85Trip End Jan 04, 2011
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Where I stayed
Lirio del Mar
I am having a 'Juan-derful' time with a Galapaganian man called Juan Jose Moran Zuniga. Born and bred here he is a living breathing action man. He can catch octopus with his hands. Swims with sharks. Walks over rocks like it’s a carpet. Served in the Navy he is now an assistant captain on tourist cruises. Has scratches and scars all over his very dark skin like a wounded dolphin; including a bite from a sealion and a great gash from a rock that he has covered with a large iguana tattoo.
I dropped by one day to find him building a wall before he did the plumbing and prepared passionfruit juice for us
He took me out sailing and fishing and held my hand whilst we snorkeled for turtles and sharks. I nigh on gave up swimming as he was strong enough to tag me along by one hand. One night he caught us lobster to eat for dinner. He built a fire on the beach where we camped and he fed me lobster and plantain until I couldn’t taste it any more.
He holds me all night so much so that I can't sleep. As nature intended.