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Recent Blog Posts from Ecuador

First few days of work   (published in Ecuador)

November 11, 2017 by   Comments(1)

What a fabulous first few days of work.  We've been doing a variety of tasks from clearing vegetation  for reforestation, preparing soil, removing non endemic invasive species, cleaning a beach and my favourite so far feeding and cleaning the pond for the giant tortoises. 

Yesterday it was an early start to record sea lion numbers on the beach with frigate birds overhead.  Then off to cut food for the tortoises and feed them.  Followed by a walk to a beautiful beach. Then we swam in the sea with tortoises, seals, a ray and a pelican all coming to join us. It is such a special place and the wildlife is so abundant.  Sea lions, marine iguanas, frigate birds, Darwin's finches are all so common. The animals are not frightened of you and come close,  but you are requested to keep 2 metres away from them so that you don't impact on their behaviour.

After a physically hard few days at work I'm looking forward to exploring the area and taking photographs of the wildlife over the weekend.

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First few days of work
 

Accommodation   (published in Ecuador)

November 8, 2017 by   Comments(0)

The accommodation is better than I expected a new building in El Progresso for conservation volunteers.  Rooms generally two or three beds and currently got one to myself.

Several shower rooms and meals cooked for you after a hard day at work.  

Wifi and Hammocks.

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Accommodation
 

Arrival   (published in Ecuador)

November 8, 2017 by   Comments(0)

Journey to Columbia was uneventful and surprisingly easy I don't know why I was worried Wendy Porter.  However the flight from Bogota was delayed and from my basic Spanish we had to wait for a second plane and then had a medical emergency over Quito, possibly a heart attack. Fortunately a doctor on board and wasn't too bad after oxygen etc.

As soon as I arrived in Ecuador it all felt wonderfully upbeat from the people to the music.  I'm now on San Cristobsl Island 1000km off the coast of Ecuador.  Had a brief introduction and then walk round the town.  Sea lions and pups all over the beach, about 30 marine iguanas, lots of red crabs on the black rocks and cacti everywhere it's going to be wonderful. 

Fellow volunteers from UK,  France, Japan, Denmark, Holland  etc. Good to meet them and the very cheerful Geovanna, William and Jose from Projects abroad.

Sorry photos taking ages to upload. Will try another day.

Off to look after and feed the giant tortoises tommorow at 7am.

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Arrival
 

Leaving shortly.   (published in Ecuador)

November 4, 2017 by   Comments(0)

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Looking forward to starting my Conservation project in the Galapagos islands on the 7th November for seven weeks.  I'm really excited to be going and looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully seeing lots of the islands and wildlife.

You should be able to follow my blog here https://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/JANE_R

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Leaving shortly.
 

My future journey takes its first steps   (published in Ecuador)

February 8, 2017 by   Comments(0)

 I have just been accepted as part ot The Projects Abroad Volunteer family!! so excited to be able to travel to Ecuador!! i cant wait. so much research to do. looking forward to learning Spanish and experiencing the culture of Ecuador. 

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My future journey takes its first steps
 

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