El Garrapatero Beach...Red Mangroves - from trees to sushi
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After being awoken by absolutely mandatory vacuuming at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, I went over to Paul's around 10:30. We wasted time until noon, watching the frigate birds, and then the day got beautiful. After $3 lunch in the kiosks, we caught a taxi to El Garrapatero: through the highlands and down a bumpy
Tbe beaches were beautiful with cactuses on the shore and red mangroves in the water. I also saw a white tip reef shark while swimming. We hung out at the beach until we were chased out by the National Park guards and luckily our souped up taxi was waiting for us early.
That night, we ventured to try sushi at the Red Mangrove Hotel. I'd like to think that I'm a connoseiur of sushi or at least an avid follower and by my standards, the maki and nigiri were passable and the sashimi was just dismal. I find it hilarious when white people do silly things like Paul ate out of his sauce dish. Too funny. The outdoor deck was a world apart from the rest of Puerto Ayora and $3 meriendas. The food wasn't great but it was such a stunning view and Paul's foray into chopsticks and sushi provided plenty of entertainment.