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Ecuador 1994 – Part Fifteen

18th August – Thursday Got up at 7. Breakfast at Jimmy’s at 7.30. Eggs, juice and coffee. Took a picture of Jimmy and one of me lifting Nancy. It was quite a strain! Caught the 8.10 coach to the ferry … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Fourteen

17th August – Wednesday Dad’s alarm woke us at 4.45 as it had not been reset from the previous morning. After looking on the bedside table and all over the floor he exclaimed, “Ah, there it is!” and turned it … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Thirteen

16th August – Tuesday We got up at 4.45 and were ready for the bus at five. At 5.30 it still hadn’t come, so I walked across the road for a coffee with Jimmy. The others stayed in the room. … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Twelve

15th August – Monday Oli awoke in great pain and had to lie with an ice pack on his back for ½ hour. We had scrambled egg, lousy coffee,juice and toast with guava jam for breakfast. There were four marine iguanas, … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Eleven

14th August – Sunday Breakfast of fried eggs, lousy coffee and juice, and toast with guava jam. We walked down the 3 km track to Bahía Tortuga (Turtle Bay). Along the way we saw a few [Darwin’s] finches and lava … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Ten

13th August – Saturday We had to be at the airport by 7.30, so we left El Cafecito at just gone seven. Again we had left some baggage behind, including our boots. Our laundry wasn’t dry, so we took it … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Nine

12th August – Friday We had to get up at 3.45 am for breakfast at four. Having said our goodbyes we headed of back up the river to Coca. Despite all the rain, the water level seemed lower than when … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Eight

11th August – Thursday In the morning we went for another short walk (about 4 hours) through the jungle. We followed the noise of some squirrel monkeys but never caught up with them. Very often we saw tapir tracks but … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Seven

10th August – Tuesday It started pouring down just after breakfast. This was the day of our “long trek”, but we waited until 9 o’clock to see if the weather would break. It didn’t. Off we went down the river … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Six

9th August – Tuesday After a breakfast of bacon, eggs and juice, and an hour or two of observing the waking jungle, we set off on our morning walk. It is worth mentioning that the time to get up is … Continue reading

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