Category Archives: Ecuador

5500 km south to Santiago in 21 days. Part 1

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Then we sadly said goodbye to our gang as we all parted ways in Guayaquil and Quito. We checked back into our home in Quito the Casa Helbling again. The next day we picked up the parts for Lulu from Rick’s Motorsport Electric http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com that Tim and Glenda had kindly delivered.… Read the rest

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Galapagos Part 4

Last night we had a short sail to the nearby Rabina with its red sand beach.

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The afternoon walk was to see the massive land iguanas and flamingos.

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We went to the bridge for a visit to the captain and a chance to steer the boat.… Read the rest

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Galapagos Island part 3

Tonight we have an 8 hours sail to Genovesa Island in the north. It was sort of like trying to sleep in a washing machine.

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The first walk of the day we went along the cliffs to see masses of Blue Footed, Red Footed, and Nazca Boobies, and Gulls and their babies.… Read the rest

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Galapagos Islands part2

During the night we had an uneventful sail to San Salvador Island and landed on Espumilla beach.

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This is a brown sand beach where we saw turtle nests and sea turtles mating.… Read the rest

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Galapagos Islands part 1

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Headed back to Quito over the mountains it was 10 degrees and then poured rain for about 20 min. We were lucky because about an hour after we arrived it REALLY started to rain, like build an ark rain. We stored the bikes away with Diego at Mariscal Motors and packed up a few things for a trip to the Galapagos.… Read the rest

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Let’s try this again. South from Quito and back again.

Finally we headed out again more than a week later. We booked it down the highway to Ambato and then headed up to 14500 feet on the north side of Chimborazo.

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This is the highest peak in Ecuador and since the earth is elliptical it is the farthest point on earth from the center of the earth.… Read the rest

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South from Quito?

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Well the last 2 days have been pretty boring. Lying around reading my book with my foot up on a stack of pillows. Daniel has been my butler and ladies maid, but that can’t last too long. The F 800 had a nice parking spot in the courtyard of the hotel and we could look at it during breakfast.… Read the rest

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Headed to Quito, Ecuador

We decided to dry out and go the next day all the way to Pasto.

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What was interesting is that there was no news or Internet coverage of the road closure at all. We initially heard of it from an Argentinean newspaper.… Read the rest

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