Wed 8th - this was supposed to be our last day in Canoa...

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oh no! It's not sunny...
I woke up really early, just to check how was the weather. Pfff still cloudy... ok, better go to bed wishing conditions would improve for our fishing plans. I went back to sleep, but didn't last long. It was around 7:30am when I decided to get up. Yesterday, there wasn't hot water just cold and less cold, hahaha, but this time was different. Shawn went downstairs and told the cleaning lady that we wanted hot water and voila!

Mmm, weather conditions haven't changed, so we'd leave Canoa before noon. We decided to start packing and leave everything ready before going for breakfast. William and Lisa wanted to have breakfast at the hostel: scrambled eggs, benedict eggs, waffles, mmm.
who is the encebollado master?
Well, good for them, but we wanted something local, furthermore, we wanted to try the "encebollado". So, we left the hostel thinking it wouldn't be difficult finding it since yesterday we were told this dish is served for breakfast mostly.

Oh no! we walked and walked but couldn't find encebollado. Should we go back to the place where the lady wasn't that nice? mmm. Suddenly we saw a kiosk right on the beach saying: "El rincon del encebollado" (Encebollado's corner), yay! I think we have a winner!!! The owner and his friends were chatting there and when he saw us, he asked his friends to move and set a table for us. We were celebrities, yay! We ordered 1 encebollado, not knowing what to expect. There were another 2 people eating there and one was saying the customer, that he missed him so much when he wasn't in town, since the encebollados without him weren't the same.
finally the encebollado
OMG! We arrived to the right place, with the Encebollado Master!!!

A couple of minutes later, our encebollado came. It's like a soup, warm and tasty, perfect for the windy weather. It was delicious and they gave us chifles to soak the juice, yummy!!!! Before leaving I approached to the owner, who was inside the kiosk now. I told him we have been looking for encebollados the day before but didn't know they serve it just for breakfast. "Oh no! We serve them the whole day! Maybe who told you so, just wanted you to eat at his restaurant, mmm." Oh well, at least we were able to try it and it the best place! He was also telling me that the encebollados along the coast could be different, but the ones in Canoa are better. No doubts about it. The one we had was delicious!

Since we arrived to Canoa, we saw a pizza kiosk just in front of the hostel, but never had the chance to try it.
fresh juices
The owner of this place was Argentinean and wanted us to eat there. We tried the day before for breakfast, but he didn't have fruit... We promised to come back, so now we did. We ordered 2 juices, a fruit salad for me and a shrimp omelette for Shawn, hahaha. The Argentinean was sort of weird, but fun. He even bought from me a Peruvian bill. I was about giving it him for free, but he insisted to pay and then added it to his collection, which was hanging on the walls of the kiosk, hahaha.

By the time we were back at the hostel it was around 11. William told us the talked to Mau and we could go trekking for a couple of hours before leaving Canoa, cool! I got ready, wearing snickers and then I saw that it was sunny!!! So Mau made a phone call and after all we'd be able to go fishing.
mini Mau!!!
We'd fish and eat what we fish, hahaha. Ok, I took my anti motion sickness pill and changed the snickers for flip flops. While we were waiting for the boat, William was preparing a cooler with beers and vodka, Mau was preparing all the things we'd need for fishing, Lisa was having a slice of pizza, Shawn a tuna sandwich - which was the best tuna sandwich ever - and me? I was just taking pics.

Mau lent us a waterproof bag, how nice! We put there just our cameras and a couple of stuff more and were ready to leave. The crew of our boat arrived. I was so excited, this would be my 1st fishing experience, yay!!! The boat was already waiting for us. When I saw it, I was so surprised. It was a really small boat, OMG! It was my 1st time doing it and I have imagined a big boat.
this was our boat... waves looked too big for it, ooops!
Not a yacht, but something that looks a bit bigger... nevermind, this would be a fun experience, no doubts.

Before boarding the boat, the guys introduced theirselves. Our captain's name was Stalin, the other guy was shy and never said his name... It was my first time and didn't think we'd get so wet while we were going into the sea, hahaha. Our captain "Stalin" was giving us instructions and I was in charge of translating them, hahaha. So good, I kept my camera in the bag, so it wouldnt' get wet, pfff. Well, now the fishing adventure has officially started, how exciting! The idea was fishing something, then go to another beach, cook the fish and come back to Canoa. We were leaving late - later than 2pm - and were expecting to come back before sunset. It was very sunny, very nice indeed. What happened next was an adventure, a fun one!
yadilitta says:
hahaha, 4 years ago, hahaha. I remember us looking for encebollado desperately...
Posted on: Aug 06, 2009
geerbox says:
The first taste of encebollado changed me forever!
or maybe I had it 4 years ago???
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
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oh no! Its not sunny...
oh no! It's not sunny...
who is the encebollado master?
who is the encebollado master?
finally the encebollado
finally the encebollado
fresh juices
fresh juices
mini Mau!!!
mini Mau!!!
this was our boat... waves looked …
this was our boat... waves looked…
Minigunther was punished - to the …
Minigunther was punished - to the…
it was windy again, pfff
it was windy again, pfff
Minigunther and the Barbie bubble
Minigunther and the Barbie bubble
just chilling out
just chilling out
this is how you eat your encebolla…
this is how you eat your enceboll…
it was so good, yummy!!!
it was so good, yummy!!!
scary...
scary...
it was too spicy
it was too spicy
horses for rent
horses for rent
William and Shawn
William and Shawn
best tuna sandwich
best tuna sandwich
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