Here are a few glimpses of a recent visit to Pimentel, a beach on the Pacific in northern Peru. I love that I can travel there on the bus for less than 4 Nuevo Soles (about CDN or US$1.50), round trip from Chiclayo. I hope to go there a few more times before the summer, because it becomes packed with people once Christmas and the summer holidays begin.
Local men still use traditional fishing boats, but they unfortunately compete with a huge number of commercial fishing boats constantly present along the coast off of Pimentel. Overfishing is a recognized problem by many chiclayanos I have spoken with, but fishing is an important source of income, making it is a difficult problem to fix without enforced government regulations and industry and citizen commitment
to help maintain healthy marine populations and ecosystems.
Waiting for some leftovers from fishermen arriving throughout the morning.
Here comes brunch for those pelicans and seagulls.