Having a Whale of a Time

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June 28th 2008
Published: June 30th 2008
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In our quest to view humpback whales off the coast of Ecuador, we changed our flights to alight in Guayaquil. Thence we took to the buses to arrive in Puerto Lopez, further north along the coast. The bus journeys were hair-raising; conducted at breakneck speed, at every stop, vendors leaping on and off to sell their wares - kebabs, patties, juices, water, coconut and, bizarely, live crabs. All b... Read Full Entry

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Puerto Lopez

As seen away from beach front
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Shrunken Head

Real one!

2nd July 2008

The equator stories
Well, I don't know about the other equator tricks, but the one about the water going down the drain one way in the northern hemispherre and down the other in the south is not true...hate to take the fun out of things, but one can actually change the course of the water...saw this on the science Discovery channel a few weeks ago adn I was so upset, but I am over it now. Will try theegg trick when I get home today. Take care on your trip up north. Madpea
13th July 2008

Smuggling opportunity??
Its great to finally see your fantastic wildlife pictures, but the one thing that sticks in my mind for your latest encounters is the price of diesel!!! You wil have a big shock when you return to see how cost of petrol generally has shot up-the cost in Ecuador is a definate snip-any chance of you bringing a tanker load back? Love to you both, Claire,Shaun,Ross and Cait

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