We are retired school principals (Peel, Ontario - Canada). Our fair weather home is at Sauble Beach, Ontario Canada.
In the winter we roam, trying to keep warm and looking for new adventures. This is a record of our travels.... full info
Eerie!The head in the foreground is that of local indigenous hero with the Catholic Church behind.
Condor ParkJust outside Otavalo is this fascinating sanctuary for raptors from all over North America. Several of the birds were released to demonstrate their flight skills...they returned for a treat of course.
Perfect settingThe birds were released to fly freely over this beautiful valley.
Harris hawkLanded beside us to devour its treat, a scrap of meat.
Take offThis condor is in an enclosure large enough to allow it a short flight.
MindoThe 120km drive took 4 hours to get to Mindo.
It is a magnet town for birders, hikers and river rafters.
Dragonfly Hostal, MindoOur home for 2 nights. The little town is full of assorted mutts. They rest up all day to be fit for the all night barking competition. They finally let up just as the roosters take over.
Around MindoMindo measures its rainfall in meters. As a result the cloud forest vegetation its pretty spectacular.