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Jan 25 - MANTA, ECUADOR

sunny 84 °F
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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.

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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.

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We drove along the coast to Playa San Lorenzo, a protected area where sea turtles lay their eggs.

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Pelicans fishing in the surf

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Sigh. So beautiful!

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Woman and Frigate birds fishing

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Boy fishing with net

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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.

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There are three micro climates in close proximity to each other around Manta. This would be the rain forest.

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A Mantled Howler Monkey watched us from far above

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Manta, Tuna capital of the world.

Posted by Swenigale 12:05 Archived in Ecuador

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