Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
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Ride in between the salt pans and the beach first today, very windy we are all soon covered in a layer of salt. This would be beautiful if it was not so barren and everything else so drab and devoid of colour, this seem to accentuate the poverty. Which is also a bit ironic as they are pumping oil and gas all along the coast here.
Walked up the beach to the pier and found the fish market was on, amazing sight of different fish being unloaded and prepared right on the beach.
Standing on the pier watching Pelicans dive for fish and two turtles occasionally bobbing up for air, Puerto Lopez is a great place. Our first sighting of this bird which comes from the
The hotel was charming with much dark wood, nice old photos of the locality and lots of sitting rooms and lounges. The rooms were in two wings stretching out the back of the main building and ours was more like a suite - complete with sofa and chairs and a small wood-burning stove. This was lit for us later on by the general handyman on site and afforded us a cosy night's sleep.
We agreed that the first priority after the journey was a ...
... slid back down the steep part and began the rest of the descent.
Our preofessor said "sometimes it's just easier if you go for it and sprint through this part," and so we did. The first chunk of the way down was somewhat like a sand dune where you could run down and your feet your slide in all the loose dirt. It eventually got really rocky so we had to be more careful, but the descent ...
... point for the 2010 lonely p we are using. Anyway, having spent the final evening in Banos exchanging card games with the Canadians (yuker?!) The bus in Banos was, again, easy to find and comfy. These trips down the Andes really aren't a chore at all, the landscape is breathtaking as 6,000m+ volcanoes appear out of nowhere. It looks like a 9 year old has started a game of Sim City and gone to town on the landscape editor - creating huge mountains ...