Balandra Hotel Cabanas
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... on a decent paved road, then reached an area that was obviously long under construction. It was wide, packed dirt, with large trees laying alongside the road, obviously felled to carve out the path. And bumpy. Sigh. Poor kidneys...
However, there were incredible vistas at every turn, but it was important not to stray your gaze from the road for more than a nanosecond. We never knew whether we were going to come upon horses or cattle ...
... rocks just to our right. We saw a baby shark and some more sea lions. Thankfully did not end up too close to the rocks. The afternoon began with another snorkel off the side of Isla San Cristobal near Isla Lobos. There were a bunch of sea lions on the coast and a couple of them jumped in and swum with us. That afternoon we had a dry landing on Isla Lobos and finally got to see the elusive blue footed boobie. The terrain was rough and unfortunately joy lost her footing ...
... the concern? Don't know. We're confused. Anyway, we always felt comfortable strolling around at night wherever we walked in the central part of Manta, and it doesn't take much to put me on the alert.
ONE WORD OF CAUTION THOUGH, WAYNE SAID THAT LAST YEAR, THE NIGHTTIME MEETING(S) WAS CANCELLED DURING CHRISTMAS. THIS WAS FOR SAFETY REASONS. EVIDENTLY, CRIME GOES UP DURING THAT SEASON AND ONE NEEDS TO EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION.
Manta has some ...
... homo sapiens walking below.
The last thing on the agenda was a tour of a local church in Montechristi where a funeral service was under way – a quick couple of shots and we left to head back to the ship.
We’ve got one more sea day ahead of us before we arrive into Salaverry or Trujillo, Peru. I have not been able to get any access whatsoever to wi-fi so I’ve got days of postings piling up. Hopefully in Trujillo.
... of us as the seals were, which is to say not really at all.
After working up a sweat (more from the sun beating down than our heart rates getting up) we got our first opportunity (of many!) to swim with the sea lions. An experience that began with excited anticipation as we perched on the side of the dinghy also soon included some sharp intakes of snorkel breath as we found ourselves literally “mask to whiskers” with ...