We then headed for the local market where we bought blue crabs fresh from the sea.
Since Nine speaks fluent Cambodian, she was able to bargain for the best crabs at a good price.
They were boiled for us on the spot.
We also purchased some tasty grilled squid.
Just down the beach, we rented a table by the water and ordered steamed rice and fried fish to complete our lunch (along with a bottle of white wine). The entire meal cost $37 US, exclusive of the cost of a nice white Bordeaux.
Later, we walked along the waterfront and admired the fishing boats moored there.
John and Jimmy were particularly interested in the motors with long-shafted props that propel them through the shallow waters.
We enjoyed a chilled beverage on our balcony while we watched local fishermen wading along with their "butterfly" nets.
We then watched a lovely sunset.
Dinner was at the hotel's patio restaurant. It was run by a nice young Cambodian couple from Columbus, Ohio. It seems they got tired of the winters in the US Midwest...imagine that!