Camp #17, at Don Felipe’s farm, Quebrada Congrejo
Zacarias, ever thoughtful, carried my overly-heavy river bag to our camping spot under Don Felipe’s mango trees. But we had dinner at the beach, where Pedro cooked a Peruvian classic – Lomo saltado. It’s stir-fried beef and vegetables, with rice. And Kathy uncorked a bottle of pisco, the Peruvian national drink, which added to the good spirits. Pisco is the product of distilling grape skins, after the grape juice has been removed. It’s similar to the Italian brandy known as grappa, but has less alcoholic content. The wind had been blowing all day, and we were grateful to be camping in the shelter of the orchard.
Don Felipe had a good-sized farm, which he said took 5 persons to operate. It took 5 hours to bring produce to market, at the town of Congrejo, straight uphill from here.
We camped a short ways downstream of Jecumbui, just above the mouth of the Rio Llanten. Here is the link to the following post: