Travel Blogs from Salinas
... were no beds for us to sleep in, so he offered up the kitchen floor and some sleeping bags). We had the impression that the tasks would be varied, and would include gardening, harvesting, and animal care, but when we arrived, he told us we would solely be working on a long-term project he had going: building a stone wall. Not just a stone wall, but a stone wall plastered together with mud and horse poop. We were to work 8 hours a day, and we were fed 3 times ...
... on dirt tracks. As we will find out later, a proportion is uphill as well as down!
Our only experience of mountain biking is around the gently rolling farm land around our home in England. Carolyn's brother John is an adrenaline junkie and a very keen mountain biker so I am keen to see what all the fuss is about. It doesn't take long to find out!
The first section of the route back is around 8kms back down to the NP entrance zig zagging down the dirt track ...
... are back in Guayawquil staying at the Oro Verde hotel. They upgraded us again,not to a suite, but to a large room that is part of the Club Floor / free snacks all day.
We tried to check in on line, but it appears that we cannot do it, so heres hoping all turns out tomorrow.
This has been a great adventure, but it will be good to see everyone again. Skpe has been great to connect with the famiy.
Love to all, Mom and Dad /Jan and Jerry
... and showed us all the walls that made up the houses which are now long gone and can just be seen as long mounds of grass and scattered rocks. He also showed us a long tailed hummingbird which had taken up residence in the area and then took us to a natural spring where we filled our water bottles with fresh spring water before continuing on the ride. The last section was a long down hill ride through all the native farm lands where the locals farm dairy, sheep, ...
... house was, so we jumped into the back of the pick up truck and started out. We found out that this is the main mode of transportation for the local people, who are indigenous to the area, the Kichwa people. Caleb and Aiden thought it was so fun to ride in the back of a truck! Fortunately there are many speed bumps around to slow the trucks down, although when they do slow down it's a bit of a ...
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