I was awakened early to the chatter of a couple of fisher women! They have to get to work early before the big commercial boats start using the waters so to mark their spot as a warning to passing traffic a long stick is stuck in the mud. These women were fishing for sand mussels.A basket is lowered on the bed of the water and then they jump and jiggle on them to make them go deeper and after awhile they go down and bring them up and empty their baskets into the boat. They seem to stay down for such a long time too!
Mussels are not only used for eating but also for fishing. So I guess the women get the bait and the men get the big fish!!
It was time to bid the family goodbye. Thomas and Josie loaded our luggage onto their bikes and pushed them down the canal to where we would get the tuk tuk to take us to the bus station for the next leg of our journey.
|Note our luggage being transported on the bicycles!!|