“Answers to life’s persistent questions” Guy Noir

Our January 12 post, noted that our San Blas sojourn afforded us the opportunity to begin to answer a number of life’s persistent questions.  Here we humbly share the answer to question 1: Is it possible to eat too much lobster?  Before entering Guna Yala we heard tales that Caribbean lobsters were so plentiful in Guna Yala that one could tire of it.  Thus, the question persisted as we explored the San Blas, would the spiny delicacy eventually bore us.

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Our effort to answer this question began our first morning as a local fisherman cruised through the anchorage in his motor driven ulu (canoe) holding aloft a fine specimen.  We beckoned him over to Elizabeth Jean and soon had three aboard, ranging from small to large for $20.00.  We repeated this ritual with minor variations throughout our stay.

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Lobsters welcomed Jean and her boy friend Max the day they arrived.  Photo credit: Max Friedman

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For Christmas dinner we bought one monstrous critter that handily fed Beth, and the two of us.

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 Sometimes the fisherman arrived under sail, rather than by motor.

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For New Years we bought two lobsters and two pan sized Bonita for $10.00.

Sometimes, we actually turned down the fisherman and declined to dine on lobster (variety after all . . . ).

But tire of lobster?  No, we never tired of lobster.  The delicacy, whether grilled, sauteed in garlic and butter, or steamed au naturel, richly flavored our Guna Yala visit.

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2 thoughts on ““Answers to life’s persistent questions” Guy Noir

  1. David

    That’s some good eatin’!!! Hungry I am.
    My cold cereal is looking pretty lame right now.

  2. Holly

    While visiting Maine we enjoyed lobster (and lobster stories) nearly every day, in a delicious variety of preparations. So abundant, lobster was the usual meal for prisoners in the 18/19th century, who grew so tired of the fare that they revolted (the drawn butter battle?). I never tire of the ocean’s tastiest treif.

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