Thursday, September 25, 2008
A couple of years ago, I took a trip to Ecuador, and had lots of wonderful experiences (and adventures!) there. This little girl is an example of the spirit of the place, people, and the vast beauty of nature.
And she really knows how to get around outside!
These photos were taken near the Black Sheep Inn, an eco-lodge high in the Central Andes, off the beaten path. The whole area was spectacular, with lots of opportunities for hiking.
A few days later, we traveled to the village of Banos (at the base of Tungurahua volcano), and after a day of biking, we returned to find that the volcano was erupting. In the middle of the night, I awoke to the sound of lava rock falling on the roof of our little hotel. Our village was evacuated, and sadly, three villages on the other side of the volcano were destroyed.