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BAJÍO Sunglasses says: ODYSSEY: Xcalak – A MAN AND HIS FLAT⁠

Nato was a boy living on Cayo Chelem when it was nothing more than a few stilt houses, some cows and bulls. Now, it’s even less. In fact, it’s mostly desolate jungle marl, courtesy of Hurricane Janet⁠.

Sixty-six years later, it still feels like home. In particular, a mile and a half of sandy shoreline on the eastern side named for the man who fishes it like he still lives there. Welcome to Nato’s Flat.⁠

Thirty-seven years ago, Nato took up the guide flag and over that time he’s seen all the changes to his flat, his fishery and his hometown. Fishing pressure and threats of tourism development are always looming over Xcalak, while Nato strolls the sand, casting a charging fish. ⁠

We named a pair of shades after Nato and gave all the guides a pair. They joke that they now have ”Nato’s Eyes” – which we take as a compliment.⁠

#mybajio⁠

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