Saturday, January 12, 2013

A day in the life: Conch anyone?

I just noticed that I have some unpublished blog posts from Haiti. These are some pix I took when I visited the Karst Country town of Pestel and got a boat to head about a mile offshore to a largely deserted island: Cayemite.

The local fisherman was selling his very fresh catch. Some of it, such as conch and fish, I had tried in the past. But other stuff, such as sea cucumbers, just wasn't very appealing to me....

He showed us how to open a conch:

Then he showed us the conch:Until then, I had never seen a live conch... just cubed or deep fried. And that claw they have... wow. They're pretty tough little critters.

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