Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Pescadores de Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo was founded as a fishing village and, for decades, there was no access by road. The fisherman conserved their catch as bacalao de tiburon, dried shark meat. Fisherman still leave the beach each morning to catch sharks, shrimp, and fish. They haul their boats out of the surf using hand-cranked winches.

I can't imagine going out to sea day after day, winter and summer, in a little boat, then hauling it all the way up the beach to unload it. It's such hard work... but very interesting to watch and the location is beautiful. On top of that, while I was watching the fishing boats, a whale surfaced in the bay.

See a video of the process here:

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