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... very twisty ( think I am going to wear the side walls of the tyres out before the middle) and mostly good surfaces. Towards the end there were about 25 miles of poor surfaces, but not the worst I have encountered, and a few stretches of gravel.
Eventually arrived at Machala, about 45 miles north of the border and while looking for a hostal which did not exist, found another for $15 which is good. Only food I ...
... able to see the eyes of a cayman and apparently an anaconda, although we're skeptical that it actually was one! After dinner a few of us opted to do a short night walk. This was not one for the aracnaphobes. Spiders everywhere!! The most impressive though was the giant grasshopper and iguana the size of a hand and about an inch thick! The next day we travelled up the river again and stopped for a 3hr trek, seeing much the same as the previous day. ...
... Galapagos boat.
Then we came back to the lodge before the night walk in a couple of hours, before dinner. We saw lots of fishing spiders, the ubiquitous stinky turkey, snail kites, a hummingbird, black fronted nun birds, a ladder tailed nightjar, a drab water tyrant (who names these birds?!), a tiger heron, a white chinned jacamar and a crested yellow kilted vulture circling overhead. It was quite impressive.
... a pseudo scorpion and a crested forest toad. The forest is quite noisy, and very very green. We definitely needed our wellies as we were walking through muddy bits and did not want to be bitten by snakes. The mosquitoes were not as bad as I had thought they would be, but there were still quite a lot of flying insects.
Back at the lodge, we saw about 4 giant river otters catching fish in the middle of the lake.
... had been caved in and the remain where scattered over the road. After waiting for the bus for a about half an hour Elisha went in to the hotel to ask about it. She came back saying we had to go to the CIFA bus station and the next one was in 10 minutes otherwise nothing till tonight. We were in a taxi real quick and a couple of blocks down the road was the bus station. By the time we lined up at the window we had missed the bus. We also didn't have enough cash on ...
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