San Salvador

We took a ride up to San Salvador for the day. An interesting ride across the alluvial plain and then into the Mountains. Still warm by our standards but a little cooler at altitude.

Our driver dropped us off at the cathedral and centre of the old town.

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The police and military were there in astounding numbers

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Government buildings

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Statues

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Market Streets nearby

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Local Lady

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from there we went to a market for local artists

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This man had us interested, we were not sure if he was selling tape on tape measures and we never saw a sale so were no wiser

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From there it was Walmart for groceries and then to the craft brewery ‘Cadejo’

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Well guarded

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Warning sign: no arms, no drugs and only, ONLY, 4 pints!! What cruel joke is this?

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The brewer showed us round the plant, lots of stainless steel. Their red ale was very nice.

After that we headed back, crossing the plain we see an afternoon storm coming

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By the time we got back there were trees down, no telephone or internet but Kapowai was safe.

 

 

Sights round the Marina

Here are some photos taken on our walks.

By reception the hotel had these two. They lived in a drum high up in a Mango tree and were fed fruit on the ground. They were approachable and confident but not friendly.

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The beach on the other side of the peninsular

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Looking across the estuary

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One of the local shops

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The beach restaurants

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