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Travel Blogs from Puerto Lopez
... The indigenous people of the highlands wear the traditional garb and is something to see. We get an awesome picture of a family moving sheep, donkey's and llamas. The father comes up to the car and Amber is so happy that she doesn’t realize at first that he wants money for us taking the picture!! We gladly give him a dollar and he is a happy guy. Eventually we get out of the mountains and start going ...
... over an hour to pull it all in. We’re not sure what type of fish they caught, but there were some kind of eels, different types of small fish, a ton of small starfish and a baby stingray (I let him go while no one was paying attention to me). We collected some starfish that had died in the net for our planned artwork. We found a few shells and rocks. The shell collecting here definitely isn’t as good or plentiful as Ballenita, but it ...
... sound of the waves
to sleep to.
Quite a major fishing port judging by the number of boats
moored off & the size of the pier, so will have to try & catch the fish
market one morning.
Loved the patacones of Columbia so much, had to have one
here too, though this time with prawns in garlic & coriander sauce – yummy.
Retired to my hammock on my cozy deck to while away the
... as the garua sets in, because this is when scores of humpback whales congregate off of these shores to mate. We wandered off onto these waters on Sunday morning to admire the majestic mammals. We were fortunate to see many couples as well as a mother accompanied by her baby. The humpbacks generally measured approximately 17 meters in length. The baby however ONLY measured 3 meters, but it was the most ...
... coast it becomes grey, very grey and the mist rolls in from the sea.
As we arrive in Puerto Lopez, first impressions are not great. Even charitably it could only be described as ramshackle, with half finished buildings and mostly dirt roads for streets. Even though we are on the equator, it is cool and damp and very, very grey. Apparently the weather stays like this from May to November not great if you have SAD syndrome, but I a sure it looks much better in the ...