Day Trip to Manta, Ecuador

31 Oct
life n puerto cayo ecuador

My friend, Maria Blount of Puerto Cayo began our day with a wonderful breakfast: eggs with tomatoes, fresh fish, sweet bananas and fresh-squeezed papaya juice.

Mom and Aunt Neala near the beach in Las Pinas.

Mom and Aunt Neala near the beach in Las Pinas.

Fishing boats just in from sea in Las Pinas, where we stopped and bought some of the fresh catch pictured below.

Fishing boats just in from sea in Las Pinas, where we stopped and bought some of the fresh catch pictured below.

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Crab legs for dinner, and cheap!

Crab legs for dinner, and cheap!

I understand life in Ecuador so much better because of this precious lady, Maria.

I understand life in Ecuador so much better because of this precious lady, Maria.

A papaya farm near our home in Puerto Cayo that I didn't know about until today. Bought two bushels for $5.

A papaya farm near our home in Puerto Cayo that I didn’t know about until today. Bought two bushels for $5.

This home was recently constructed on the beach in Puerto Cayo by our Ethiopian friend, Mesfin Haile. It's spectacular.

This home was recently constructed on the beach in Puerto Cayo by our Ethiopian friend, Mesfin Haile. It’s spectacular.

This is Mesfin's bodega, or storage building. Not too shabby!

This is Mesfin’s bodega, or storage building. Not too shabby!

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5 Responses to “Day Trip to Manta, Ecuador”

  1. MyWindow2theWorld October 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    amazing!!! glad to see all the smiling faces! Love to all! Dana

  2. Brady October 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    love that house !

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs November 22, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    hey, i missed seeing this one, but i was in mindo ‘off the grid’ in mindo.

    i saw your query to john and mary; i wrote nan about a week ago and asked the same thing! her last post had been about her not feeling well… i think she’s feeling better but has taken some time off – hopefully it’s an incubation period of creativity!!!!

    z

    • stevenwwatkins November 22, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      thanks for the info. i, too, had notice her last post some time ago about not being well, and so was concerned. i always enjoy reading about nan’s exploits in the kitchen. i was in puerto cayo for a month recently preparing the house for the raining season. back in arkansas now for the holidays. hope all is well in your part of the world. and thanks again for the note about nan. ciao for now … sw

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