National Geographic : 1941 Mar
Fighting Giants of the Humboldt 387 Burros Are the "Redcaps" at Cabo Blanco, Peru Sent down from the houses, they wait near the water's edge until the men return and load fish in the slings thrown over their backs. Then, with no one accompanying them, the well-trained beasts go home. Women remove the packs and have dinner ready before their husbands arrive. As elsewhere along the Pacific coast of South America, there is no good anchorage close in; therefore, boats must anchor offshore. Fishermen sail far out on these balsa rafts. Returning, they skillfully steer their craft through the breakers up to the beach.