Tuesday (Martes) 6th July, 2010
Day 480

Huachaco, Peru
Huachaco, Peru
Miles: 47,929
S 08.07298°
W 79.11841°

Today we had a quiet day in Huanchuco. We spent some time walking along the beach front watching local fishermen in their little reed boats (called Caballitos) paddle out through the surf to set or check their fishing nets. Apparently the locals have been using this type of craft for at least 2500 years. Though on closer inspection we did note at least one modern modification to the boat - they now pack styrofoam into the center of the boat to reduce the quantity of reed required. Similar to the way coke bottles are used by the people on the floating islands on Lake Titicaca.