Ecuador Seafood

by | Feb 2, 2009 | Archives

Ecuador seafood is fantastic.

A recent message looked at how our guests in Cotacachi lose weight, inches  and feel better naturally because the food is fresh and they walk more.

See Cotacachi health food.

The same is true here in San Clemente.  Walking the beach and eating great seafood are two treats we enjoy here at Palmazul.   Merri and I usually walk four or five miles on the beach each day and take a dip in the sea.  The water is great.

Friday night Merri and I enjoyed great a great seafood meal with our friends Bob & Barbara Humphrey.  We ambled two minutes across the road from Vistazul to one of our favorite restaurants, owned and run by Gabriel Grazini.

There is a quite a continental population here in San Clemente, German (runs a little bar on the beach), French, Spanish (operates a hotel down the beach) and Italian.  Gabriel’s place is quirky-funky… open pretty much by reservation only.

Here is the entrance to his place so you can see what  mean by quirky-funky… three tables… handmade stick furniture… dirt floor… two dogs and a puppy… plus our hound dog Ma… six people there is a crowd.


His pizzas are to kill for… real Italian… his Grandmother’s recipe… not the Pizza Hut stuff… be assured.

Bob & I walked over Friday to arrange a Saturday night meal and Gabriel informed us he was cooking a … just caught… large fish…  Milanese style.

This is real Milanese. We could not resist.

This was so fresh and his Milanese sauce was mouthwatering.

The reason the Ecuador seafood is so good is due to the local fishermen.  When Merri and I walk the beach we pass many of their boats.


We also join in their ritual… the sea giving life to man.

The fishermen head into the sea… their boats piled high with nets.


They go out quite some distance, then return to shore, dragging two lines attached to the net.

They park their boat and…


spread out in two rows… to…


haul in the net.


You can see both rows here.


The nets are far out and require quite a pull.

Ecuador-sea-food These fishermen get…

Ecuador-sea-food very…

Ecuador-sea-food wet!

Ecuador-sea-food Finally after an hour or more of dragging, the net is close.  The birds come in.


But the work is not done.


The net has to be kept taught and on the ocean floor.

Ecuador-sea-food Pull!

Ecuador-sea-food Pull More!

Ecuador-sea-food Finally the fish are in.  Everyone takes a look.

Ecuador-sea-food They collect a personal fish or two.


In the pocket.


Not much…




for hours of work… but they are proud of their catch.


The rest is left for market.


Not a lot… hauled off in these trucks.


Though the work is not done. The nets have to be hauled.


and collected. Later they will have to be dried.


Finally the fishermen head home.


Leaving the cleanup to the birds and the beach dogs.


Within minutes… all that is left is the act… the fishing that’s been… and will be again… time after time.

Plus the wonderful fresh fish served to us from this time honored tradition.


Join us in Cotacachi in February when our courses focus on how you can have better health and wealth.

Merri, our webmaster and I have created a new course on how to build a web business with a webmaster.  Here is a special offer on this new course.

You can enroll in this special course for $299. However if you sign up for all three courses in February or March 2009, I will send it to you free. You save $299.

Sheri Clary will be at our February courses and available for consultations about bio-identical hormones. Our February Cotacachi schedule is:

Join Merri, me and Blaine Watson, plus enjoy a shamanic ceremony in the Cotacachi Shamanic Valley. Feb 9-11 Beyond Logic Keys to More Wealth & Better Health

Join Merri, me and Peter Laub of Jyske Global Asset Management at OUR INTERNATIONAL INVESTING & BUSINESS COURSE IN ECUADOR. We review economic conditions, Ecuador real estate, my entire portfolio plus investing and business ideas for the months ahead. Feb. 13-15 International Business & Investing Made EZ

Feb. 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

March 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

March 10-15 Ecuador Import Export Expedition

March 16-19 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Bob Shane will be at our March courses and will be available to provide health balancing.

Get our web based course FREE if you join us in Ecuador this February or March.

Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799 for two

Future 2009 courses

May 29-31  JGAM Global Asset Strategy Seminar

June 12-14 Shamanic Mingo Tour
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
June 18-21 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 3-6     Ecuador Import Export Expedition
July 8-9    Imbabura Real Estate Tour
July 10-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina

Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Spanish Course
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Oct. 9-11     IBEZ North Carolina

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition

Nov. 6-8    IBEZ Ecuador
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour