Excerpt from Christi’s journal:
At the end of our visit, Chris took us down to the coast (about four days drive) for a couple of days. His mother, who has been a missionary in Ecuador for many years, has a home near the coast. She graciously invited us all to enjoy her home for a few days. The beach is not at all commercialized. It was so much fun to sit on the shore and watch the sand crabs scurrying about, and see a little island off in the distance. We enjoyed taking a boat out to the island to see the unique birds, called the “Blue footed Boobies”. This part of Ecuador seems so different from the rest of the country. Instead of Indians, you see mostly black people and there is more of a “Caribbean” feel. They say slave ships wrecked and that is why the population is more diverse here.