So it was our first time along Mexico's coast. We'd anchored in Bahia
Santa Maria (outside of Puerto San Carlos
, BCS) and a panga came by offering fresh-caught lobster. Two "D" cell batteries per lobster. Big ones, so only got two. (Somehow, the half-pack of cigs in my shirt pocket also jumped ship.
My wife had never eaten lobster before, nor had she any idea about their cooking
. (So uncivilized, these German women
) No probs, I said: A few cold Dos Equis, a loaf of warm bread with some melted butter on the side, then we drop those big boys in boiling water
and when they turn pink/red we eat. Now she loves lobster!
Then a few years later we were again cruising along Mexico's west coast
and my wife had planned ahead with an ample supply of "D" cell bats in anticipation of bartering for lobsters!
But.... Everybody now really wanted $ or "Double A" type bats.
Darn advances in technology......