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... numbers. Doh. Silly us, I'd never even considered that you'd need this to do a trek in a national park. So if you do go there, take your passports, or at least a photocopy of it with you. We ended up luckily blagging our way in because we both had our bank cards on us for ID. It was a bit of an extra hassle we didn't need, as my Spanish is only basic and they couldn't speak much English, but all worked out ok so far.
When you've paid the entrance fees and checked in, ...
... tie his onto mine so that he gave her some space! Once that was sorted we went back down to enjoy the day on the beach soaking up the sun and playing in the waves (Ryan sitting on the edge at one point and being flipped over like a ragdoll a few times by the water much to my amusement)!
When the sun started to go down we headed towards our hut to chill out for an hour or two before heading down to the main campsite for a drink ...
Oh my god I am ******* stupid - there really is no nice way of putting it. Why oh why did i choose to do 48 hours of buses rather than flying? Yes it would have cost more but the difference would have been maybe $100 not a lot really given the alternative.
I guess too late now its all done and dusted
So I start the first day early in Otavalo, Ecuador keen to get on my way as I know it is going to ...
... The first beach we came to was La Piscina which rivalled El Cabo in terms of amazing beaches. After a swim here, we set off again and visited all the beaches from the day before. It was a beautiful day we will never forget.
After returning to the campsite for lunch, we commenced the trek back home, this time lucky enough to come across some very playful Mico Titi monkeys. This definitely made up for the shocking humidty!!
After a restful couple of days, today I got up early for a half day of snorkelling. Arriving at the dive school shop I got kitted up with a wetsuit, flippers, snorkel, mask & shoes. Half an hour later everyone was ready, so we walked 100m to the beach to board our boat. After a short 10 minute bump over the waves we arrived at two craggy islands, & settled in a calm bay of the furthest island.
Boat anchored, the divers jumped ...