The Gulf of Fonseca
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The Gulf of Fonseca was not listed as a primary destination in our cruising guides, but we spent a week there and would have been sad if we'd missed it. Islands in the Bay of Fonseca seem like a slice of time from the distant past...boats, bikes and feet are the main forms of transportation. Everyone was friendly, but the children were especially delightful.
After giving away tablets and pens, we were followed everywhere by a grateful band of children, who were happy to pose for us in front of the town's dedication plaque and show us the town's most colorful house.
They also escorted us through a cattle parade, introduced us to the local chicken merchant and proudly led us up the hills to look at a newborn foal and piglets.
Pangas were carefully stored in the boatsheds nightly, with outboard motors cleaned and mounted on boards protected from the elements. Getting friendly with the fishermen paid off with a record-breaking kilo of shrimp for $10.
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