04/23/2012, Drive from Guayaquil to the Coast
We were quite glad to hit the road and get out of the city and into the cool ocean breezes. Stopped at a neat little village on the beach for lunch. We had logastina which is a type of lobster. We stopped at a great "miramar" lookout that used to be an old convent built into the side of a big hill overlooking the ocean.
After we checked into our hostel on the beach in Ayampe, Alfredo and the girls went for a swim at another beach with less waves and current. Reg and I enjoyed a beer and watched. We went with a tour guide on a smaller boat to a beach on a island. Dad and his three sons - the two younger ones were fun to watch as they were excited about going even though dad says they have gone many times. They dropped us off on the beach (quite a feat) and anchored off. They fished and waited while we hung out on the beach. Alfredo, Emma and Alia went snorkeling and had a great time. Reg did some exploring and got sun burnt and I sat in the shade to read. The hostel was nice - small cabins and great dogs as noted in one of my pics.