We spent a month in Ecuador.
We went to the lovely seaside town of Salinas, west of Guayaquil for the Lightning Masters World Championships and the Lightning World Championships. The Lightning we sailed is Steve Davis's boat.
We jump onto a Lightning with Steve from time to time, and as a bonus, we've been able to travel with Steve and his wife Jan. Sometimes we get to hang out with additional Davises, which was an extra treat this time. Hi Stephanie! Hi John!
Steve and Jeff share an unshakable and insatiable interest in hunting fish. Luckily, they have a Lightning friend in Ecuador, Paco Sola, with just the right big boat for such an interest. The boys took a day between races to search for fishes.
Shall we say "bucket list"?
After the racing was done (3rd and 12th respectively. Respectable!), we split tacks with Jan and Steve. They went home to Colorado, to work on the Bosler House, while we went swanning off to the Galápagos.
We saw a whole bunch of blue-footed boobies. (Yes, the use of the word never gets old.)
Also iguanas –– both land and marine versions.
We swam a lot.
We had some encounters.
And hiked some trails.
And had some other encounters.
The time just flew by. But we never got our fill of sea-lions.
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