Friday, June 20, 2014

Agua Verde, A Very Special Place

Agua Verde - the view from our cockpit
From San Evaristo we went to Agua Verde which Mike and I agree is a favorite anchorage. It really feels like a magical place. The villagers are so warm and friendly that you feel truly welcomed into their little community. This time was especially fun for me now that I speak enough Spanish to exchange jokes with the fishermen on the beach and to talk with the goatherd about the animals of the village.

The village itself looks like an oasis with tall date palms lining the beach; large leafy green bushes, and spreading shade trees cooling the walk through town.

Several of the villagers raise goats and sell their hand made goat cheese. It is fresh and clean tasting, much different in both flavor and texture from the goat cheese we buy in the States. About 50 goats roam the village throughout the day but at night, accompanied by their guard dog, they all head into the hills behind the anchorage.
Sitting in the cockpit in the evening with a glass of wine and a plate of goat cheese, listening to the tinkle of the goats' bells as we watch them make their way uphill across the craggy cliffs is among the most satisfying experiences of this whole trip. The peace and tranquility of the moment will always be treasured in my memory.

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