Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Valparaiso, 2

More of Valparaiso...
Fog rolling in off the Pacific

Fleet's in

Fog really rolling in, but dissipating instantly

And the murals go on

A new one...Trump?

We had dinner at the Bote Salvavidas--a restaurant that supports
the life-saving boats of the coast; good cause, plus they had the
dish I wanted, and, plus, I got to study the harbor and its
comings and goings

A mountain of containers

A steady line of trucks to pick up the containers and speed away

It takes the grappling frame about 1 second to find and grab
and lift the container; amazing, in view of the dimensions and
weights involved; obviously high tech

My Jardin de Mariscos...razor clams, clams, mussels, oysters,
shrimp, scallops, squid, all fresh and uncooked, and a little
salmon ceviche in the middle; I nearly but didn't over-do it;
Vicki suffered through the worst steak and frites on the
continent, so far, as well as my droning on about how
fascinating the harbor was

Watching tour boats unload...$4.50 gets you a nice tour of the
harbor, up-close of the fleet, etc.; not in English, presumably

Historical pix in the restaurant of old Valparaiso

On the walk back to La Nona's

Another pretty unforgettable place

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Loved all the murals...and La Nona.