09.07.2010 - 11.07.2010
This morning, in about an hour we´re heading south with a private car to a town called Canoa, Ecuador. It´s supposed to be a nice small town right on the beach, supposedly known for good surfing...I think I may have to try surfing while I´m down here. By the way, the ocean here is just like bathwater, and the grade of the beach is so flat that you can walk out quite a way and enjoy the waves coming in. I rented a boogie board the Wednesday for an hour and it cost one dollar. Atacames is getting pretty busyand, because it´s Friday, people are coming in by the busloads for the weekend. We´re going to stay in Canoa for a couple nights, and then head to Manta and back inland towards Banos, just a couple hours south of Quito. I´m not sure if they´ll have internet in Canoa, so I may not be able to add anything until after Canoa. Yesterday, we headed to a wildlife preserve area about an hour south of Atacames. We formed a group at the hostel, and hired a pickup truck to take us...there were six all together in the back of an old Datsun pickup with a cattle rack. The ride was just fine, and I got to see some other great towns. There´s a lodge, and a really great beach. There´s these little sand crabs (the kind that run sideways). I got some good pictures that I will upload the next time I´m online...the car is going to be ready in about an hour, so I don´t have much time. Well, that´s about all I have time for now, but I´ll try to get some pictures up while I´m in Canoa, if they have internet. If not, it´ll have to wait a couple days.