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Old 10-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Day trippin' around Ecuador

everyone else is doing it so here is my photo dump.
a little day trip around the peninsula today putting another whopping 100ish km's on the bike.
headed out to the west coast of the peninsula past the salt ponds.


yep thats all salt.

into the oil fields to get some dirt under the tires

and down to the beach



could almost be the mud hills in ocotillo wells back home

this used to be a shrimp farm i believe so this concrete pier was likely to pull in ocean water

a coral cluster on the exposed reef
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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heading inland through Atahualpa, gonna have to come back here for some furniture.

out to check out the san vicente hot springs, did not go in but I'll go back.

these are the mineral contents of the water i guess.

over to the east side of the peninsula to Punta Blanca where the rich folks live.

they have their own water park so I may have to put on my penny loafers and polo shirt to get in.

down the coast heading home. you can see the buildings in the distance.

Salinas is dead ahead but I'll head back to the beach to avoid traffic.


beyond that shack is the Air Force strip that some day is supposed to be an international airport. time frame is 1 year to infinity though I hear they have already done all the hiring!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Miguelitro, enjoyed this. Good pictures and report, thanks for sharing. Have had the opportunity to tour some of your country, Guayaquil, Salinas, Montanita and other west coast areas (surfing trip). Ecuador is great!!
Yep Ecuador is pretty great though its hardly my country as i am as gringo as it gets! My wife is ecuadorian so I guess i have that going for me!
There is some awesome surf here and getting a surf rack fitted up to the bike is on my short list of things to do! Just here on the peninsula are a handful of nice left point breaks and good beach break. Up the coast towards montanita and beyond is a treasure!
I hope to get back into shaping boards sometime as shaping balsa boards has always been a dream of mine!
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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Great pics of the coast. When are you coming up to the Sierra for a visit?
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Great pics of the coast. When are you coming up to the Sierra for a visit?
As soon as the immigration office gets more sticker for my residency that is already approved but is in holding pattern!
I would like to come go up through cuenca and then return via the coast while stopping through Canoa to see my old friends. I saw you are doing a tour with a surf stop there with Patricia, good idea! If you know any good routes for the ride up let me know!
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:54 PM   #6
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It was a pretty nice sunday.
Firtst this

Then this

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Old 04-08-2015, 07:17 PM   #7
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Local MX races last sunday.
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