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Huanchaco, Peru

Huanchaco is a small fishing village on the north-central coast of Perú, just north of the much larger city of Trujillo. Huanchaco is a quiet place, known especially for its unique fishing vessels, the "Caballitos de Tortora", or little horses of reeds. The reeds grow on the north end of the beach and are fashioned into "Caballitos" by the locals. The fisherman use short gill nets, and go out and return each morning when the surf is not too great. There was a good catch of flounder (lenguado), catfish (bagre) and mullet (lisa) the mornings I was there. You'll find some of the best cebiche in all Perú in Huanchaco (check at the restaurants Big Ben and Huanchaco Beach).

The photos in this gallery were taken over the course of 3 days. However, I've tried to arrange them to represent a single day, sunrise to sunset. Some are not what I'd consider my best efforts, but I hope they serve to tell a story and provide some of the ambiance that is Huanchaco.

Thanks for stopping by.
Huanchaco - north end
Huanchaco - north end
El Muelle (the pier)
El Muelle (the pier)
Tribute to the Caballitos
Tribute to the Caballitos
Morning on the Beach
Morning on the Beach
Caballitos de Totora
Caballitos de Totora
Caballitos de Totora 2
Caballitos de Totora 2
New and Old
New and Old
Surfing
"Surfing"
Coming In 1
Coming In 1
Coming In 2
Coming In 2
Coming In 3
Coming In 3
Coming In 4
Coming In 4
Breaking Surf
Breaking Surf
Caballitos and Nets
Caballitos and Nets
Nets
Nets
Repairs
Repairs
Boys and Fish
Boys and Fish
Waterfront Scene
Waterfront Scene
Juice Cart
Juice Cart
Morning on the Waterfront
Morning on the Waterfront
Heading Home (with fish)
Heading Home (with fish)
Huanchaco Beach
Huanchaco Beach
Mama Mia
Mama Mia
Policia (National Police Station)
Policia (National Police Station)
Iglesia de la Virgen del Soccoro
Iglesia de la Virgen del Soccoro
Bell Tower
Bell Tower
Beachfront from the pier
Beachfront from the pier
Woman sitting on Pier
Woman sitting on Pier
Bright Orange
Bright Orange
Man Alone
Man Alone
Dry Docked
Dry Docked
Frozen
Frozen
Surf
Surf
Sky Reflection
Sky Reflection
Evening Light
Evening Light
Stones in the Surf
Stones in the Surf
Stones in the Surf 2
Stones in the Surf 2
Sunset Palms
Sunset Palms
Sunset Pavillion
Sunset Pavillion
Huanchaco Sunset
Huanchaco Sunset