Ecuador travel

Walking the Beach

I am having no difficulty whatsoever adjusting to a slower pace here. We started the day with fresh fruit and yogurt out on the deck enjoying the ocean. After a pot of coffee we went for a swim in the surf.

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The beach here is beautiful, and even though we are in the “shoulder” season, 32 degrees and pleasant breeze coming off the water, it is nearly empty.

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We walked for 40 minutes north up the coast to Montanita. It was gorgeous, other than the dozen or so box fish laying around on the beach where the fishermen must have hauled a net up on the beach earlier.

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The good news is they were all gone on the return trip, probably had to do with the 10 – 20 birds hanging around.

Montanita is a touristy little Town that claims to be the surf capital of Ecuador. Apparently if you have dread locks and can put your goatee into a pony tail this is the place for you. It is actually a neat place, but it is wall to wall souvenir shops and bars. The beach is phenomenal though.
Unlike the major cities in Ecuador where urinating on the street is acceptable, not so in Montanita.

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I liked the way they have the guys head tilted in relief. And on the side of a church down by the beach.

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“Respect, no urinating on the house of God”

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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