One year ago, this village got struck by a huge earthquake (magnitude 7.8). This got in the news all around the world. 100 people lost their lives and 90% of the buildings were destroyed. This is a terrible reality, however people don’t like to talk about it too much. They already turned the page. Daily life has taken its place back. People are successfully dealing with what they have, and what they can do, healing wounds. Many building already got rebuilt. Tourists are back even if they are in low numbers. Kids are playing in the rumbles, the roosters are crowning, the shops are opening again. All along the beach, restaurants, bars, cevicheria are sprawling back again. In fact life is buzzing again with this unmistaken latino feel.
Every afternoon, the ocean gets more agitated and the waves gets more powerful as the tide gets higher and the wind blows stronger. The sound of the sea thus shifts towards a more bassy constant roar. At these times, the natural elements just recall us how powerful they can be. Therefore reflecting how Nature goes beyond the human scale as could be earthquakes.
After my 3 days recording sea and ambiences, I just felt how connected this village was with nature, from the sea they got fish, water, tourists. From the land, plants, stone, and roads. They are more than any other place I have seen intertwined with the mother nature (for its good and its bad humor).