I LEFT Panamá with my master, Juan de Urquiza, on a frigate bound for the port of Paita, where he had a large cargo. On reaching the port of Manta we were caught in such a hurricane that we heeled over: those of us who could swim — myself, my master, and some others — got to shore, and the rest perished.
Catalina de Erauso
Manta, Ecuador - year unknown
Source: Catalina de Erauso, trans., James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, The Nun Ensign, 1626