Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Coast!

To the Coast with our dear pals Chuck and Sue. This is the pair who first suggested Ecuador to us. We were researching many opportunities in many different Latin countries and they steered us this way. Indebted. They had lived here for a year 12 years ago and are now on their first return trip. We met in Quito and proceeded together to explore the Route of the Sun, a lovely stretch of beaches mid-coast. Hotter and dryer than the Amazon, I’m a fan. Sunny every day, swimming morning and afternoon (including some epic body surfing runs from curl to sand), healthy stomachs, few bugs (albeit one huge one (pic) which our host removed unharmed barehanded), stunning beaches and great fun (including some very sweet godmother Sudoku on the iPhone (pic)). My birthday was one to remember: watching a Pacific sunset, over the offshore rocks, serenaded by the restauranteur on Happy Birthday, eating the cake C & S had special ordered on the sly earlier in the day, baked with the flour the boss had driven to town to pickup specially, with old friends and family around. Yowza.

Back home, all well. P


Brother David said...

How 'bout that huge bug pic? Two shots of the beach is nice and all, but let's see the bug!!!

Zuri said...

It is good to see that ypur are enjoying your trip in the Coast of Ecuador. You will love this country because it is such a diverse and peaceful country. The weather, the colonial cities and the people are just fantastic. Nothing compares to the landscapes of the Highlands, the lush of the Amazon Jungle Forest, the exotic Beaches of the Coast and the mystery of the Galapagos Islands.

I would recommend you to visit Vilcabamba, it's one of the best locations to live in the world.

Galapagos and Ecuador Guide

Kay said...

I love big bugs - entomology was one of my favorite courses. So to echo Brother David, letz see da bug! The coast looks and sounds lovely so those pics are nice too but big bugs are their own special level of coooool!! On an unrelated note, do you need any essential non-bug item sent from the mainland? (A friend send me some special contact lens solution I needed while abroad so just let me know). Happy St. Patrick's Day and a virtual pinch to all of you adventurers. :)

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