While dropping our anchor, we saw three men on a local canoe paddling to us. They were coming from the rough sea after snorkeling. They wanted to sell four lobsters they caught. We bought all of them. They asked for drinking water and candy. I was happy to see them drinking our water as much as they wanted to. They loved the candies (Yogurt Flavored with Passion Fruit) we brought from Colombia. This is the time, I really felt great about having a water maker even though our water maker is a high-maintenance item. Later, a motorized-canoe came to us to sell bigger lobsters but we told them we already bought lobsters. They also asked for drinking water. They left with smiles. The transportation in San Blas is all canoes. To live and to get food or to make money, they have to paddle their canoe to somewhere. John commented that we have not seen a car in over a month. Physical activity is like air in San Blas.
Our friend, Soren came onboard. We were catching up with each other. ‘A canoe with a sail (like Sunfish sail) is coming here. The guy in the canoe, brought coconuts and fish to me. I bought bread from him’, Soren said. The local guy also came on board and we spoke each other in Spanish and English. We hired him for a day even though he wanted to spend time with us with heart to heart. He offered to snorkel, to fish, and to catch lobsters next day for a Christmas Eve Party on a small uninhibited island, with a bonfire and bright Full Moon.