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Equinox Observance on Ancient Pyramid

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Equinox Observance on Ancient Pyramid

Ancient peoples the world over have celebrated the equinoxes and solstices throughout time.  Such times are significant because they mark not only specific times of year as related to the special characteristics and activities of that time in the annual cycle; but because they also are a recognition of the relationship of the earth to the cosmic entities beyond and how they affect life on our planet.  Cycles are usually marked by observation of angles between earth and the sun.  Indigenous peoples have always made use of the specific energies received at these special times and take time to...

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Birds on Isla de la Plata

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Birds on Isla de la Plata

There are a number of trails to hike on Isla de la Plata ( aka Silver Island) off the Ecuadorian coast. Tours are available from Puerto Lopez, especially during whale watching season, but also throughout the year.  Some of our group decided to take the trail known for great numbers of frigate birds and blue footed boobies. We were not disappointed! Male frigates are known for their ability to enlarge an area of their throats in order to attract females.  It’s rather an impressive sight.  The male pictured above is resting but you can see the red area of his throat. The blue footed...

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Enjoying Coastal Ecuador

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Enjoying Coastal Ecuador

  Here it is October and I am only beginning to catch up with this blog!  Yikes!  Well, things happen such as multiple trips to Quito to get my visa stamp moved to my new passport; however, I shall try to do better in keeping up with sharing what is going on.   The visa procedure is another topic I may include here on this blog for your education and information, but for now, back to coastal Ecuador. In the previous post I shared a bit about Puerto Lopez.  There is not much to the town , but each June through August it gets busy with tourists visiting in hopes of seeing magnificent...

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