Sundays in the Amazon are supposed to be days of worship and days of rest. We respect both of those impulses but we are also eager to participate in this community and to work on projects that we know are going to be daunting during our short time here. After much negotiation, we made an agreement with some of our hosts: though we would not accomplish anything significant on our manual labor projects today, we would “work” by catching some fish for us all to eat. So, we loaded into one of the bigger boats that the community shares and headed for Ponta Icuxí, where we did quite a bit more swimming (and droning) than fishing. The crew fished off the back of the boat and pulled in a few small pacu, which are little flat fish that are quite plentiful here. The fact that they are catchable using just bread makes them quite popular.
Zummo teaches Jules how to catch a fish after learning from an experienced community member.