I took this series of photos of the Fisherman’s Memorial on Easter Sunday. This particular photo captures La Penita in the background. Getting a good shot of the front is a bit challenging because there isn’t much ground to stand on between the cross and the crashing waves below.
The memorial, for anyone who doesn’t know, is located on the tip of the jetty on the very north end of Guayabitos. It is in memory of all the fisherman who have passed, and to protect the fisherman who brave the seas each and every day to catch the fresh fish we all enjoy.
The phrase engraved under the Virgin of Guadalupe reads:
“Peticion para los nabegantes hijos mios bengan a mi en todos sus momentos de aflicciones y los protejere acaso no esto yo aqui que soy su madre. Abril 1999, Fam. Servin Paredes, Apaseo el Alto Gto.”
My Spanish isn’t quite good enough to translate this, so here is Google’s version: “Request for boaters my children come to me at all times of trials and this will protect it not here that I am his mother. April 1999, Servin Parades Family from Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato.”
While taking the closeup photos of the cross I briefly chatted with the two gals shown in the middle photos. Ironically, they told me they were from Guanajuato, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time. In retrospect, I wish I had asked them if they were related to the family who built the memorial. Hmmm… hopefully, if the stars align, I’ll have the opportunity to do so.