01.25.2017 - 01.25.2017 84 °F
During the night we crossed the equator, and now we're in Manta with our bird's-eye view of this busy fishing port, the largest seaport Ecuador.
Uploading a catch from the boat's freezer to the waiting trucks is a smooth operation involving plenty of hands-on shifting of the load of frozen fish.
We drove along the coast to Playa San Lorenzo, a protected area where sea turtles lay their eggs.
Pelicans fishing in the surf
Sigh. So beautiful!
Woman and Frigate birds fishing
Boy fishing with net
We drove into the hills away from the shore to hike in the Pacoche Reserve. This whole area is part of the Pacoche Marine Coastal Reserve.
There are three micro climates in close proximity to each other around Manta. This would be the rain forest.
A Mantled Howler Monkey watched us from far above
Manta, Tuna capital of the world.