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May 2013 – Manabi Ecuador
Last Friday I traveled up the coast and met Sarah Dettman and her Ecuador Expat Journeys group in the coastal town of Pedernales. Driving south, we crossed the line of the equator and kept rolling until we reached the petite beach community of La Division, about a mile from where I live. In addition to having a picnic, we learned why almendros are so expensive! A lot of work goes into retrieving the nuts!
The next stop was the riverhouse; would you believe that I forgot to take photos when they stepped onto the magic carpet?
After absorbing and inspecting the just-finished floor, everyone journeyed upstairs to the living quarters. I don’t think they expected the uniqueness of the house!
After absorbing the oversized painting, If Fish Could Fly, they watched the hinged panel reveal the view of river!
After touring the house, we returned to the bus and journeyed another hour down the coast to the lovely Canoa Beach Hotel. Sarah’s business partner Jonathan Hall and his group greeted us just in time for the sunset hour! Ahhhh, who wouldn’t be pleased with these accommodations?
Early morning found some of us taking a misty beach walk-talk (practicing Spanish) while others enjoyed basking in the comfort of Canoa Beach Hotel! After a leisurely late-morning breakfast, we boarded the bus for the next leg of the journey.
We rolled half an hour down the road to San Vicente, where we had an option of bailing out to cross Rio Chone by boat taxi or riding the bus over the bridge to the city of Bahia de Caraquez.
Don’t change that channel! Page two is coming soon!