Fish Tacos For Dinner
Ok, I admit this is more of an Instagram or Facebook post, but I don’t want to miss a day and am not up for a full blown entry. We had fish tacos for dinner, one of our few dinners since we’ve been here that didn’t involve avocado in any way. The fish was from the fish market as documented here (don’t worry, it had been in the freezer since Wednesday), tomatoes & cilantro from the feria on Wednesday, cabbage from our friend Sara who joined us for dinner, Cecile made the fabulous dressing and tortillas from the grocery store (sorry, not making fresh tortillas while here). Chopped the fish in to nice easily friable chunks and pan fried them with salt, pepper & tarragon and everybody got to make their own tacos. They were, frankly, fabulous.
But Why No Avocado?
Well we’re starting to run a little short. We’re traveling on Wednesday up to La Serena. If Cecile hasn’t written about this (I read her blog but can’t remember everything) I’m sure she will. Short version: she’s been invited by the university there to come up and give some lectures/workshops. This is something Fulbright encourages their scholars to do, and they’re being very accommodating. So we’re having to extend things as we didn’t get to the market today. Joel has been warned there may be a day without palta, and he immediately took to his room with a case of the vapors. Not really, but he wasn’t happy. He had avocado for lunch and we’re just going to try and extend it as far as possible.
A Case of the Shakes
Yesterday had a couple of earthquakes we could feel. The first was in the morning while I was working on breakfast. I happened to be leaning agains the wall and definitely felt the shaking; it wasn’t bad and only lasted a few seconds. Cecile came in to ask if I felt it as she could feel the bed move (insert joke here). I believe it was a 5.4 located northeast of here.
To bookend that, we had another, stronger shake late last night, around 11:20. It was also a 5.4 but was closer so we felt the shaking more and it lasted a little longer. What with the strong earthquake in Iquique and our crazy day yesterday, it kept Cecile up until late. So we had a fairly lazy day, although Cecile did quite a bit of work to get ready for the week, and a nice dinner with a bottle of wine (between three including Sara, so don’t worry) and good company. Here’s hoping for a shake free night.
So thanks for reading and I’ll try and do better tomorrow.