Hilton Colon Guayaquil
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Feeling refreshed this morning ready to tackle the day.
Weather is hot, steamy, and a bit overcast. While having breakfast had a window seat to look out. Amazing the buses stop at the traffic lights and people just get off no matter what lane they are in, few near misses with the cars coming up on the inside lanes.
Local sight …
Early this morning a small group of us travel to Bachas Beach to see if we can find a pink flamingo. After a short hike along a soft, white sandy beach we find a lagoon with more marine iguanas (they're everywhere) and one pink flamingo. In the early morning light with a but if greenery as a backdrop it looks very striking.
Bachas beach is …
The flight back to Guayaquil was delayed for 5 hours as it was waiting for a connecting US flight.
This was not so bad for us as we stayed on the ship and watched some Galapagos docos and had lunch too. Because we were late, National Geographic put dinner and drinks on for us.
Soooooo much food.
Came back and madly did the blog …
... with Father Simon. It is sad to leave such an incredible place and people, but I'm also looking forward in coming back home. The Rotarians here (and everyone else) treated me as family, and I'm taking with me a rewarding and humbling experience. I have a lot of material to share with you. See you back home, ...
... fish or shrimps in a creamy coconut sauce with rice), but unfortunately I couldn't find it, so we went somewhere else instead for lunch - the place on the Malecón that Mum and I went to in February. Kate, Emma and I all had sea bass which had been lightly breadcrumbed then grilled, which was amazing. I'm pretty sure it was the best breadcrumbed fish I've ever had!
Suitably refreshed, we headed over to Las Peñas to have a good nose ...