Artisanal Fishing Boats

These are the small boats that the fishermen in this area use. They go out in teams of two around 3:30 in the afternoon.

During festival week one of the activities on the program was a boat parade with the Virgin. It was not exactly a boat parade, it was more a procession of people carrying the Virgin statue to each fleet location on the beach.

 

After the procession up the beach the fisherman started taking folks out on their boats. Here are a few short videos to let you see how these guys make it over the incoming waves, it actually makes my stomach feel like it is flipping and in the boat with them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_vvSoIwIQ4&list=UUW-XQTzYv-K81ktFEClS8Jg&index=1&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT-r_LQeLiY&list=UUW-XQTzYv-K81ktFEClS8Jg&index=1&feature=plcp

Clear skies, blue water and a soft breeze made for the perfect day for watching the boats and of course the people!